Australia

Annex 2 State*Yes
Signature Date24-SEP-1996
Ratification Date09-JUL-1998

Monitoring Facilities

LocationTypeTreaty CodeStatus
Charters Towers, QLDAuxiliary Seismic StationAS004Certified
Fitzroy Crossing, WAAuxiliary Seismic StationAS005Certified
Narrogin, WAAuxiliary Seismic StationAS006Certified
Cape Leeuwin, WAHydroacoustic StationHA01Certified
Davis Base, AntarcticaInfrasound StationIS03Under Construction
ShannonInfrasound StationIS04Certified
Hobart, TASInfrasound StationIS05Certified
Cocos IslandsInfrasound StationIS06Certified
Warramunga, NTInfrasound StationIS07Certified
Warramunga, NTPrimary Seismic StationPS02Certified
Alice SpringsPrimary Seismic StationPS03Certified
Stephens Creek, NSWPrimary Seismic StationPS04Certified
Mawson, AntarcticaPrimary Seismic StationPS05Certified
Australian Radiation Laboratory MelbourneRadionuclide LaboratoryRL02Certified
Melbourne, VICRadionuclide StationRN04Certified
Melbourne, VICNoble Gas SystemInstalled
Mawson, AntarcticaRadionuclide StationRN05Certified
TownsvilleRadionuclide StationRN06Certified
Macquarie IslandRadionuclide StationRN07Certified
Cocos IslandsRadionuclide StationRN08Certified
Darwin, NTRadionuclide StationRN09Certified
Darwin, NTNoble Gas SystemInstalled
Perth, WARadionuclide StationRN10Certified

Additional Information

Facility Agreement: In force (17 August 2000), see CTBTO press release

Tsunami Warning Agreement: signed (12 September 2008), see CTBTO Press Release

Workshops and seminars hosted (selection):

Australia was the 15th State to ratify the CTBT, see CTBTO press release.

Featured station: Infrasound station IS05, Hobart

Quote

"The CTBT’s entry into force and effective implementation are essential for strengthening the non-proliferation regime and for reinforcing efforts toward oour commonly held goal of a nuclear weapon-free world"
Foreign Minister Stephen Smith at the 2011 Article XIV Conference in New York - see full statement (PDF), see also Smith's contribution to CTBTO Spectrum 14, "Helping to achieve a world without nuclear weapons" (PDF)

CTBTO Press Release, 17 February 2010: "Stephen Smith, Australia's Foreign Ministers, will encourage other nations in the Asia Pacific to sign up to the Treaty and to ratify it."

"I have heard a lot of excuses, but I have yet to hear a convincing argument against the CTBT." former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer in CTBTO Spectrum 7 - article (PDF)

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