Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group

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Latest ATSB report on wildlife strike statistics

The ATSB have released a report on Australian aviation wildlife strike statistics 2004-2013, this can be found in the aviation section of the ATSB website or click on the link below;

ATSB Australian aviation wildlife strike statistics 2004-2013 (7.96MB)

Meeting dates for 2015

The revised meeting dates for 2015 are:

  • Thursday 12th March 2015 - Melbourne CASA Office (General meeting and Executive) - Meeting Held
  • Thursday 4th June 2015 - Sydney, location TBC (Executive only)
  • Thursday 1st October 2015 - Brisbane CASA Office (Executive Only)
  • Thursday 5th & Friday 6th November 2015 - Australian Museum, Sydney (Forum)   

Recommended Practices - Two documents now finalised

Two Recommended Practice documents have just been finalised.

For further information, please click on our Recommended Practices page.  

If you wish to provide feedback on any draft or finalised document, or would like to assist in developing an RP for your interest area, please email us via


Research project: Updated wildlife strike costs to commercial aviation

Avisure are currently researching wildlife strike costs in commercial aviation and need your support.  For more information, please view our Science and Research news page.

2014 Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group Forum - Presentations and photos now live

Thank you to everyone who attended and presented at this years forum.  Thanks also for the feedback provided through the survey. 

Presentations and photos from the event are now available.  Please refer to our 2014 forum page for more information. 

If you want have any questions or would like to leave feedback regarding your forum experience, please contact us through

'Wildlife Strike' video - Now available 

The Australian Museum, together with AusALPA and Avisure have produced an educational video titled "Wildlife Strike" which was presented at the 2014 AAWHG forum.  Please refer to our General Media page for more information.  

AAWHG Industry Award - 2014 Winner

Each year, the AAWHG presents an annual 'AAWHG Industry Award' which is kindly sponsored by Avisure. This award recognises the achievements and efforts by an individual or organisation in the realm of Australian aviation wildlife hazard management.

The AAWHG Executive would like to congratulate Paul Lamont from Cairns Airport who is this years winner.

For more information, please view our AAWHG Industry Award page.

AAWHG - Now on Twitter


The AAWHG has joined twitter. You can find us via our profile name: aawhg@aawhg. Our account will keep AAWHG members and the general community up to date with website updates, our activities and other interesting information related to aviation wildlife hazard management.

We encourage both organisations' and individuals to start following our Twitter profile. For more information, please log on to 

Useful information

Reporting Bird & Animal Strikes

The ATSB Accident & Incident Notification Form now includes bird/animal strike fields. This information is essential to help better understand the issues with bird and animal hazards.

CASA Advisory Circular:  Wildlife Hazard Management at Aerodromes

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), with the support of the AAWHG, has published its first Advisory Circular on Wildlife Hazard Management at Aerodromes.  

Wildlife Hazard Management Plan - Updated Template

The AAWHG together with the Australian Airports Association and Avisure have updated the Wildlife Hazard Management Plan template(838 kb)

Bird Risk Assessment Model for Airports and Aerodromes

The Bird Risk Assessment Model for Airports and Aerodromes has now been finalised and is available for use.

National Airport Safeguarding Framework - Wildlife Hazard Management Guidelines  

The National Airport Safeguarding Framework, has been published and includes land use guidelines for Managing the risk of wildlife strikes in the vicinity of airports

More information is available on the government news page.

National Wildlife Meeting Calendar

The National Wildlife Calender is currently being updated.

If you would like to see your own wildlife meetings reflected on the calendar, please send an email containing date(s), time, the location and your contact details to


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