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Australia

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Annex 2 State*

Yes

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Signature Date

1996-09-23

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Ratification Date

1998-07-08

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Monitoring Facilties

Location Type Treaty Code Status
Shannon Infrasound IS04 Certified
Stephens Creek, NSW Primary Seismic PS04 Certified
Warramunga, NT Infrasound IS07 Certified
Australian Radiation Laboratory Melbourne Radionuclide Laboratories RL02 Certified
Davis Base, Antarctica Infrasound IS03 Certified
Fitzroy Crossing, WA Auxiliary Seismic AS005 Certified
Narrogin, WA Auxiliary Seismic AS006 Certified
Melbourne, VIC Radionuclide with Noble Gas RN04 Certified
Mawson, Antarctica Radionuclide RN05 Certified
Townsville Radionuclide RN06 Certified
Cocos Islands Radionuclide RN08 Certified
Darwin, NT Radionuclide with Noble Gas RN09 Certified
Perth, WA Radionuclide RN10 Certified
Cape Leeuwin, WA Hydroacoustic HA01 Certified
Mawson, Antarctica Primary Seismic PS05 Certified
Charters Towers, QLD Auxiliary Seismic AS004 Certified
Macquarie Island Radionuclide RN07 Certified
Cocos Islands Infrasound IS06 Certified
Warramunga, NT Primary Seismic PS02 Certified
Alice Springs Primary Seismic PS03 Certified
Hobart, TAS Infrasound IS05 Certified

Additional Information

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

Facility Agreement entered into force on 17 August 2000, see CTBTO press release

EIF Activities

"The CTBT's entry into force and effective implementation are essential for strengthening the non-proliferation regime and for reinforcing efforts toward our 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)

"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)