Welcome to VATSIM Oceania

VATOCE is the Oceanic Region of the VATSIM Network, administering Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

VATSIM is a worldwide network dedicated to providing a simulated Air Traffic Control environment. Free software allows pilots to connect their home flight simulator software to the network to interact with other pilots and receive ATC from real people.

Countries Covered in Oceania's Area of Responsibility


Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.

Getting Started

Apart from your flight simulator, all the software and infrastructure to get online is entirely FREE. 

To get started, visit the VATSIM Home Page to join the VATSIM network and get online, then visit the VATNZ Division for details on flying in New Zealand, and the VATPAC Division for details on the rest of Oceania.

Regional discussions can be found in the VATSIM Oceania Forums

Vatsim Connexion 2017 Website


When will Connexion 2017 take place?

The convention will begin on the morning of Saturday 29th July 2017 and conclude in the afternoon of Sunday 30th July 2017. Convention events will take place on both days. An (optional) organised dinner will be arranged for Saturday 29th July 2017 in the evening. There will be an informal gathering prior to the convention on evening of Friday 28th July 2017.


VATSIM Releases new Pilot Software

VATSIM have announced the release of vPilot, the much-anticipated new Pilot software that allows pilots using FSX and P3D to easily connect to the VATSIM network.

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One of the greatest frustrations to new members trying to get involved with VATSIM is the complexity of getting the existing Pilot software products installed and configured correctly. Both of the two main packages in the current generation of pilot software have provided valiant service over the past decade, but even their most ardent supporters would admit that they can be somewhat temperamental, and neither client has been in active development for several years.

vPilot aims to address the issues of its predecessors and provide a simple and intuitive user experience, allowing VATSIM members to quickly and easily get online and into the action.

You can check it out at the vPilot website.

VATSIM User Self-Reactivation Live

Returning VATSIM members who have been marked as Inactive for not connecting to the network can now reactivate their accounts instantly using our new Self-Reactivation tool which can be accessed through the following page:
Once the user has entered his/her CID and clicked "Lookup" they will see something like this:
Under rating we can see that the user is marked as Inactive, with the option to Reactivate by clicking "here". Having done so, the member will be asked to confirm his/her email address. So long as this is entered correctly, on clicking "Reactivate" the user will be informed that this has been successful and their account will be active once again.
If this process is unable to complete for any reason, information will be available along the way on how to update one's email address and how to contact the VATSIM Membership Team.