Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group

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2014 Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group Forum - Booking period extended

A limited number of places are still available to attend and bookings have been extended until 26 July 2014 (or until we are at capacity). 

This years event will be held at the Melbourne Zoo on the 30 - 31st of July and will showcase both International and local experts from across industry including: Airports, Defence, Air Traffic Management, Safety regulators, Insurance providers, Lawyers, Ornithologists, Entomologists, Major Airlines, Regional Airlines and many more. 

This event is made possible thanks to the support of our many event partners:







At the conclusion of day one, please relax at our evening function and network with other delegates and event sponsors.

At a budget friendly price of only $475.00 (including goods and service tax), this is a two day event that anyone engaged in aviation wildlife hazard management cannot afford to miss. 

The link to the latest forum flyer provides further information.  To register, please click on the button below.

Eventbrite - 2014 Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group Forum

If you want further questions, please contact us through

AAWHG Industry Award - Nominations Open

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.

Nominations for the 2014 recipient are now open. The AAWHG are seeking an individual who demonstrates the following attributes:

  • Contributes positively to the industry in the field of wildlife risk mitigation;
  • Demonstrates innovation or a novel application of wildlife hazard management technique;
  • Promotes positive stakeholder engagement; and
  • Increases safety and environmental awareness.

If you would like to nominate someone, please email a short submission to prior to 1 July 2014. The winner will be announced at the 2014 Wildlife Hazard Management Forum.

Birdfrite production suspension - Chemring

Chemring Australia have advised that due to ongoing quality control issues with the production of Birdfrite, they are withdrawing the product from the market.  The suspension letter from Chemring Australia can be viewed by the link provided. The second page of their letter contains sources of alternate supply.

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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