Accessibility Statement

We have a strong commitment to ensuring that is accessible to everybody. Please email us if you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this website.

Visual Design

  1. All web pages on this website use:
    • A common Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) for visual layout,
    • Relative font sizes for compatibility with user-specified text size in visual browsers.
  2. The contents of each web page is still readable even if your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets.

Standards Compliance

  1. web pages on this website:
  2. Our CSS validates as CSS 2.0.

Structural Markup

  1. web pages on this website include up to 5 different areas:
    • Header, which includes the main navigation,
    • Left "side panel"
    • Floating right panel (on the home page and fire danger index page),
    • Main content area,
    • Footer.
  2. The 5 areas are displayed on the screen in the order shown above if Cascading Styles Sheet are not enabled or if your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets.

Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. This website uses the accesskey attribute to enable you to navigate between the top-level web pages using the keyboard instead of a mouse.
  2. MS Windows users should use the key combinations specified (and personally tested) in current browser versions as follows:
Browser Key Combinations
Internet Explorer Alt + access key then Enter
Firefox Alt + Shift + access key
Opera Shift + Esc + access key
Safari Alt + access key
Google Chrome Alt + access key or
Alt + Shift + access key
  1. Apple Macintosh users should generally press the Ctrl + access key (Ctrl + Alt + access key in Chrome).
  2. The assignment of access keys to the main user pages on this website is as follows:
Header MenuAccess Key
Daily Rainfall2
Daily Maximum Temperatures3
Daily Minimum Temperatures4
Daily Phenomena5
Past Weather6
Sidebar MenuAccess Key
Melbourne Area ForecastA
Port Phillip Bay ForecastB
Latest Weather RadarG
Latest Satellite ImageH
Latest MSLP Analysis MapI
4 Day Prognosis MapsJ
Cloud Types & PhotosK
Infrared Satellite ImageM
Apparent TemperatureN
Fire Danger RatingsO
Glossary of PhenomenaQ
Footer MenuAccess Key
Terms of UseT

Screen Resolution

  1. The minimum horizontal screen resolution required to view this website is 1024 pixels.


  1. All images on this website have a suitable alt attribute unless used purely for decoration.
  2. The content of each web page is still usable/accessible with images "off" (disabled).


  1. This website uses non-obtrusive client-side scripts.
  2. The content of each web page is still usable without JavaScript support.


  1. All internal and external links are checked using Xenu Link Sleuth.
  2. This website was last checked on .