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On Australia Day 2013 there was more than 3000 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel deployed on operations around the world.

Where possible, ADF members will take time out from these high-tempo operations to celebrate our national holiday.

In previous years, troops have enjoyed roast vegetables, sausage rolls, meat pies and a few cold drinks. Members have also taken part in a variety of competitions, bringing out some friendly rivalry.

This year, ADF personnel serving in operations in the Middle East have sent in video messages wishing everyone back home an enjoyable day.

Full details on all ADF operations are available on the Global Operations webpage.

Flyovers and displays including Australia Day

South Australia
  • 26 Jan 13 1 x P3 Orion - Australia Day Adelaide - 1815 h
Victoria
  • 25 Jan 13 Roulettes - Victoria Country Swimming Championships, Sale VIC - 1455 h
  • 26 Jan 13 Roulettes - Australia Day Melbourne - 1400 h
  • 26 Jan 13 Roulettes - Festival of Sails Geelong, VIC - 1830 h
  • 27 Jan 13 Roulettes - Festival of Sails Geelong, VIC - 1530 h
  • 28 Jan 13 Roulettes - Festival of Sails Geelong, VIC - 1330 h
Australian Capital Territory
  • 25 Jan 13 Roulettes - Australian of the Year Concert, Canberra - 2005 h
  • 26 Jan 13 3 x Hawk LIF - Australia Day National Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremonies, Canberra - 0922 h
New South Wales
  • 26 Jan 13 3 x Hawk LIF - Australia Day Raymond Terrace, NSW - 1145 h
  • 26 Jan 13 3 x Hawk LIF - Australia Day Breakfast Hawks Nest, NSW - 1200 h
  • 26 Jan 13 3 x Hawk LIF - Australia Day Newcastle Foreshore, NSW - 1215 h
  • 26 Jan 13 3 x Hawk LIF - Australia Day Fly Point, Nelson Bay, NSW - 1230 h
  • 26 Jan 13 3 x Hawk LIF - Australia Day Sydney - 1330 h
Western Australia
  • 26 Jan 13 4 x PC9/A - Australia Day City of South Perth Flag Raising Ceremony - 0810 h
  • 26 Jan 13 4 x PC9/A - Australia Day, Aviation Heritage Museum, Bull Creek, WA - 0815 h
  • 26 Jan 13 3 x Hawk LIF - Australia Day Skyworks Perth - 1840-1850 h
Queensland
  • 26 Jan 13 3 x F/A-18F Super Hornets - Australia Day Brisbane - 1203:30 h
Northen Territory
  • 26 Jan 13 1 x F/A-18A/B - Australia Day Katherine, NT - 1130 h
  • 26 Jan 13 1 x F/A-18A/B - Australia Day Darwin, NT - 1200 h

Details subject to change.