Australia ratified the Convention on 14 January 1999, and the Convention entered into force for Australia on 1 July 1999.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its transparency report submitted on 21 May 2001, Australia reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

In total, Australia reported having destroyed 134,621 anti-personnel mines.

Retained Mines (Article 3)

Notwithstanding the obligation to destroy all stockpiled anti-personnel mines, the Convention permits the retention of the minimum number of anti-personnel mines absolutely necessary for the development of and training in mine detection, mine clearance, or mine destruction techniques.

Australia reported having retained anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. These mines were used for training requirements, including the destruction and disposal of anti-personnel mines, mine awareness and countermine training and to undertake research into the effects of anti-personnel mines, primarily conducted by the School of Military Engineering. 

As of 2016, Australia no longer holds stocks.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 23 December 1999, Australia reported no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.





Australia's 2016 Article 7 transparency report submitted in 2017

Australia's statement on Victim Assistance, Dec 2016



H.E. Caroline Millar, former Ambassador of Australia to the United Nations in Geneva and President of the 7MSP.


Snapshots of Australia at Convention-related activities on Flickr.