Weather Calendar Photo Competition

Did you know that the weather has its own calendar? The Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society have produced a photographic weather calendar since 1985.

Entries for the 2013 Australian Weather Calendar photo competition are now open for photographers of all nationalities. So if you're considering visiting Australia or its territories, make sure you bring your camera. Look out for great photos of:
  • clouds
  • thunderstorms
  • lightning
  • rainbows and
  • tornadoes

DEADLINE: 31 March 2012

Winning photographers receive three calendars.

You also get the satisfaction of knowing that your photo (credited with your name) will be admired by thousands of people the world over as weather calendars are distributed throughout Australia and internationally.

Entries must include Australian landscapes and skies, (also Australian territories).

Copyright remains with the photographer and details of how the image will be used can be found on the Entry Form.

  1. Your entry needs to be a photographic print, minimum size of 10 x 15 cms and you can send in up to eleven separate photos.
  2. Fill in an Entry Form
  3. Post to:

Australian Weather Calendar competition
National Meteorological Library
Bureau of Meteorology
GPO Box 1289



And I learned something else after looking at the Bureau of Meteorology website -- there is a Cloud Appreciation Society with over 28,000 members. If you've ever looked up and thought, "Nice clouds today - look an elephant!", have a look at

Bribie Island Sunset


  1. What is meant by entries must also include Australian territories?

  2. Hi Shyfig

    Entries must be of Australian landscapes and skies (as opposed to landscapes and skies from another country).

    In answer to your question about territories: Australia has six states and ten territories including the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory (where Canberra is located). Norfolk Island is an Australian territory and I'm hoping one day I'll be able to visit Australia's Antarctic Territory.

    You'll find more details and the names of Australia's other territories at: