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Australian Paper Charts


The AHS has been publishing paper nautical charts since 1942. They are relied upon and trusted by Australian and international commercial vessels, recreational The Australian Hydrographic Service (AHS) publishes and updates approximately 450 official paper nautical charts providing coverage of the Australia Charting Area. The AHS releases its paper chart coverage under the 'Aus' series. It includes Australian, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Australian Antarctic Territory waters. For details, visit our Australian Chart Index 'online catalogue' or refer to our paper index charts, AUS 5000 and Aus 5001, which are available from AHS chart Distribution Agents.


The Aus series is also partially reproduced by the UK Hydrographic Office in their world-wide Admiralty chart series. AHS charts within the Admiralty chart series are easily identified by their 'Aus' chart numbers.vessels and the Royal Australian Navy.


National coverage of Australia excluding territories.