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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 1 Squadron – F/A-18F Super Hornet
  • Number 6 Squadron – EA-18G Growler
  • Number 33 Squadron - KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport
  • Number 35 Squadron – C27J Spartan
  • Number 36 Squadron – C-17A Globemaster III
  • CHC Helicopters Search and Rescue
  • Number 2 Wing (Australian Air Force Cadets)

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