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RAAF Base Amberley

RAAF Base Amberley commenced operations in 1940 and is the largest operational base in the Air Force today.

Located 8 kilometers from Ipswich along the Cunningham Highway and 50 kilometers south-west of Brisbane, RAAF Base Amberley is one of the largest employers in the Ipswich region.

A number of flying units call Amberley home:

  • Number 5 Flight Headquarters - Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft
    • Number 95 Wing (Expeditionary)
      • Number 382 Squadron (contingency response)
    • Number 96 Wing (fixed bases)
      • Number 23 Squadron - Combat Support
    • Number 1 Squadron – FA-18F Super Hornet Multi-Role fighter
    • Number 6 Squadron – FA-18F Super Hornet Multi-Role fighter
    • Number 33 Squadron - KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport
    • Number 36 Squadron – C-17A Globemaster III

Amberley is also home to Army units making up the 9th Force Support Battalion (9FSB) and the Army’s 6th Engineer Support Regiment.

Front gates at RAAF Base Darwin

Front gates at RAAF Base Amberley