Noise monitoring and reporting

HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell (Jervis Bay Airfield), Nowra NSW

New Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) maps are being prepared for HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell (Jervis Bay Airfield) with the horizon year 2043.

The updated ANEFs will incorporate a number of changes for military and civilian operations, providing residents, landowners and land planning agencies with updated information about aircraft noise in the Nowra-Shoalhaven area.

Defence would like to thank all stakeholders and members of the public for their valuable feedback during the consultation period. The proposed drafts are now under technical review.

When endorsed, the 2043 ANEF’s will supersede all current noise exposure forecasts for HMAS Albatross and Jervis Bay Airfield. 

 

Noise and Flight Path Monitoring Systems

Noise and Flight Path Monitoring Systems (NFPMS) are used to monitor aircraft noise associated with military operations and training at Defence air bases.

NFPMS data is collated and presented in monthly reports:

RAAF Base Amberley NFPMS - November 2023 (PDF, 151.75 KB)

RAAF Base Darwin NFPMS - November 2023 (PDF, 33.26 KB)

RAAF Base Tindal NFPMS - November 2023 (PDF, 32.15 KB)

RAAF Base Townsville NFPMS - November 2023 (PDF, 156.61 KB)

RAAF Base Williamtown NFPMS - November 2023 (PDF, 174.68 KB)

NFPMS monthly reports prior to the current month can be requested via the Aircraft noise enquiry and complaint form.

Australian Noise Exposure Forecast maps

Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) maps provide the best land use planning information about aircraft noise exposure. The maps include a noise forecast for a particular year and location, produced by both civilian and military aircraft.

Defence ANEF maps include noise modelling for the introduction of new jet fighters and the retirement of old aircraft and are used to advise councils and the community that locations will be affected by aircraft noise.

The results of ANEF modelling are drawn onto maps as noise exposure contours displayed in 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 ANEF units. ANEF units are not decibel measurements – they are a reflection of cumulative amounts of aircraft noise over an average one-year period.

ANEF map - location and year Issued
DEFENCE AIRFIELDS

HMAS Albatross ANEF map 2014 (PDF, 582.77 KB)

September 2010

Oakey Army Aviation Centre ANEF map 2014 (PDF, 401.09 KB)

December 2004

RAAF Base Amberley ANEF map 2029 (PDF, 13.08 MB)

January 2018

RAAF Base East Sale ANEF map 2035 (PDF, 7.33 MB)

January 2018

RAAF Base Edinburgh ANEF map 2022 (PDF, 1.54 MB)

March 2013

RAAF Base GinGin ANEF map 2012 (PDF, 264.11 KB)

July 2003

RAAF Base Pearce ANEF map 2012 (PDF, 197.08 KB)

July 2003

RAAF Base Richmond ANEF map 2014 (PDF, 1.47 MB)

December 2004

RAAF Base Scherger ANEF map 1999 (PDF, 560.05 KB)

March 1999

RAAF Base Williamtown ANEF map 2025 (PDF, 14.8 MB)

August 2011

RAAF Base Tindal ANEF map 2025 (PDF, 1.09 MB)

November 2013
JOINT USER AIRFIELDS

RAAF Base Darwin and Darwin International Airport 2043 (PDF, 2.63 MB)

September 2023

RAAF Base Townsville and Townsville Airport (military and civil) 2043 ANEF (PDF, 12.43 MB)

July 2023
AIR WEAPONS RANGES

Muchea 2012 ANEF (PDF, 196.25 KB)

July 2003

RAAF Base Williamtown ANEF map 2025 (PDF, 14.8 MB)

August 2011
REMOTE SITES

Beermullah (WA) ILS and TACAN 2012 ANEF (PDF, 197.28 KB)

July 2003