Roles & Responsibilities

  • The Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) is part of the Department of Defence

  • The AHO is responsible for the conduct of hydrographic surveys, as well as providing Australia’s national charting service under the terms of the United Nations Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention and the Navigation Act 2012.

  • This role requires the coordination and determination of policy and standards, which cover both hydrographic surveying and charting, as well as contributing to the coordination, exchange and standards related to geospatial data in general.

  • The core activities that support these roles span all elements of the AHO.