January 11, 2017

written by
Grant McHerron

Bureau of Meteorology releases improved Automated Weather Information Service (AWIS)


The Bureau of Meteorology has introduced an improved Automated Weather Information Service (AWIS). The service has additional parameters and the format is aligned with ATIS. The new services is only available via phone and is accessible via a new set of phone numbers.

The new and old AWIS telephone numbers are tabled in AIP Supplement H173/16 (a 140kb PDF).

Click here to access the PDF


The new service will run in parallel with the existing service until 25 May 2017, when the old service is planned to be decommissioned.

Your feedback is required

The Bureau seeks industry feedback to determine if there are any reservations to ceasing the old phone service:

  • Feedback period: 4 January – 31 January 2017
  • Please send your feedback to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Subject: C-AWIS
  • Feedback: No reservations OR reservations , and providing comments if there are reservations
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