Australian Height Datum

The Australian Height Datum is a vertical datum in Australia. According to Geoscience Australia, "In 1971 the mean sea level for 1966-1968 was assigned the value of 0.000m on the Australian Height Datum at thirty tide gauges around the coast of the Australian continent. The resulting datum surface, with minor modifications in two metropolitan areas, has been termed the Australian Height Datum (AHD) and was adopted by the National Mapping Council as the datum to which all vertical control for mapping (and other surveying functions) is to be referred."[1][2][3]


  1. Australian Height Datum Geoscience Australia
  2. BoM glossary
  3. Roelse, A.; Granger, H. W.; Graham, J. W. (1975), The adjustment of the Australian levelling survey 1970-1971 (PDF) (2nd ed.), Dept. of National Development, Australia, retrieved 15 April 2017
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