Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Australia (AU) Profile V1.0 published as a Committee Specification

We are pleased to announce the approval and publication of an OASIS Committee Specification (CS) by the members of the OASIS Emergency Management TC [1]:

Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) v1.2 Australia (AU) Profile Version 1.0
Committee Specification 01
26 April 2012


This Profile of the XML-based Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) describes an interpretation of the OASIS CAP v1.2 standard necessary to meet the needs of the Australian Government.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable Source (Authoritative):



Distribution ZIP files

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

Members of the OASIS Emergency Management TC requested a Special Majority Vote to approve this specification as a Committee Specification. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve at Committee Specification (CS) level passed [3], and the approved CS01 is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Emergency Management TC

[2] Public reviews
15-day public review, 19 March 2012:
15-day public review, 5 March 2012:
30-day public review, 13 December 2011:

[3] CS ballot

Associated TC: 
Emergency Management
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