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Information about submitting NOTAMs
What is a NOTAM?
A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) is a notice that CASA files on your behalf (if you are not an approved NOTAM originator) with Airservices Australia to alert aircraft pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or at a location that could affect the safety of the flight. NOTAMs are unclassified notices or advisories distributed by means of telecommunication that contain information concerning the establishment, conditions or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedure or hazard, the timely knowledge of which is essential to personnel and systems concerned with flight operations.
When is a NOTAM required?
- If CASA has issued a UOC/ReOC holder with an Instrument of approval where it is a condition of the Instrument that an active NOTAM must be raised.
- If CASA has issued a UOC/ReOC holder with an Instrument of approval for any of the following operations:
- within 3nm of a controlled aerodrome
- within the movement area of a controlled aerodrome
- within the movement area of a non-controlled aerodrome
- above 400ft AGL
- beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS).
How to raise a NOTAM?
You will first need to download a copy of the NOTAM request form from the Airservices Australia website.
Further information on how to complete the NOTAM request form, including examples, can be found on the Airservices Australia website.
Please complete the NOTAM request form and submit to CASA at firstname.lastname@example.org for lodgment making sure you provide at least 48 hours-notice.
Important: The Australian NOTAM office will no longer send confirmation of published NOTAM via email. NOTAM originators are required to use their NAIPS User ID to access to the NAIPS Internet Service (NIS) to check their NOTAM for correctness.
- If the activation time of a NOTAM is more than 10 days in the future, a return email or fax can be requested. If you do not have access to the internet a return fax can be requested.
How do I get access to NIS?
- For originators without a valid NIS login, you can register at the Airservices Australia website.
How can I check my NOTAM on NIS?
- Using NIS, originators can view or print current NOTAM issued on any aerodrome or airspace within Australia up to a maximum of 10 days (240 hours) validity.
Is there still a way to have NOTAM emailed?
- The NOTAM office can arrange for all NOTAM issued on your aerodrome to be automatically emailed to you, however this can only be to a single nominated email address. Requests for this service must be in writing to the NOTAM Office via email.
Will the NOTAM request form and NOTAM originator manual be amended?
- Yes, the NOTAM request form and the NOTAM originator manual is being updated to reflect these changes. Advice will be distributed when the new versions are due for release.