Aircraft noise

Military airfields, low-flying training areas and air weapons ranges operated by the Australian Defence Force are essential for maintaining Defence’s high training standards and operational capability. Defence air crews need to be trained in a range of flying scenarios. Although simulators are used, the experience of flying provides the rigorous and thorough training environment required for pilots and crews.

Defence acknowledges noise is experienced by residents and communities living near Defence bases and training areas.

While the noise produced by military aircraft can never be eliminated, Defence is working with communities to reduce the impact of aircraft noise while protecting Australia’s national interests.

Flying programs and events

To stay up to date on the latest Defence training and events, each Service publishes significant upcoming events: