The Bureau of Meteorology broadcasts its marine weather HF radio services for high seas and Australian coastal areas from transmitters at Charleville in Queensland and Wiluna in Western Australia. Identifiers are VMC (for services from Charleville) and VMW (for services from Wiluna).
VMC (Australia Weather East) broadcasts for the following areas:
- Coastal Waters areas off Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
- High Seas for the Northern, North Eastern and South Eastern high seas areas.
VMW (Australia Weather West) broadcasts for the following areas:
- Coastal Waters areas off South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory.
- High Seas for the Northern, Western and South Eastern high seas areas.
|VMC frequencies (kHz):
Voice broadcast provide bulletins of warnings (using a program repeated every hour) and forecast (using a program repeated every four hours). The full schedule is available at Voice schedule
|Times are the local time (EST) at the transmitter.|
|Daytime (7am-6pm)||4426 and 16546|
|Night-time (6pm-7am)||2201 and 6507|
|Anytime||8176* and 12365|
|VMW frequencies (kHz):|
|Times are the local time (WST) at the transmitter.|
|4149 and 16528|
|2056 and 6230|
|8113 and 12362|
*NOTE: On 8176 kHz, the Bureau has agreed to allow State maritime authorities to transmit navigation warnings for a few minutes each hour. These transmissions by state authorities will commence at three minutes to the hour and must complete within 2-3 minutes, before the next 'weather' message is due to transmit (on the hour).
|VMC Fax frequencies (kHz):||Fax schedule
Fax broadcasts run on a 24 hour cycle. by faxing 19 (call costs $1.38 per minute including GST, higher from mobile phones).
|5100, 11030 and 13920|
|VMW Fax frequencies (kHz):|
|7535, 10555 and|
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