The Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) and the Hydrography and METOC Branch (HM Branch) publishes a number of business publications annually. These publications offer an insight into the operations of Australia's national authority responsible for the publication and distribution of nautical charts and other information required for the safety of ships navigating in Australian waters.
All AHO Business Publications are available for viewing and download as PDF documents. Please note that you must be using at least Adobe Acrobat version 10.0 which is available freely from www.adobe.com.
Addendums to Hydroscheme 2017-2020
Changes to HydroScheme 2017-2020 occur due to Government requirements or changes to Hydrographic Survey Force (HSF) operational needs. Addendums to HydroScheme detail the changes to the HSF survey programme as they occur.
HydroScheme represents the AHO national surveying and charting program for the next three years. It is revised annually to ensure that the activities if the AHO and the assets of the HSF meet current and forecast requirements of both the Defence and civil maritime communities, throughout the Australian Charting Area (ACA). The AHO also provides Maritime Military Geospatial Information (MMGI) and Services to Defence.
- Strategic Statement 2014-2020 (1.95 MB)
This AHO Strategic Statement sets out our vision and mission. It identifies the enduring goals and objectives which will keep us on track whilst we strive for continual improvement and development over the next decade.
The aim of this Strategic Statement is to provide clear guidance of where we are heading and what we must do to get there. It is the common passage plan for our organisation.