RAAF Base Amberley
RAAF Base Amberley
Royal Australian Air Force's Base Amberley is our largest base, employing over 5000 people. It is 40kms south-west of Brisbane on the outskirts of Ipswich.
RAAF Base Amberley

Super Hornet flying operations and noise information at RAAF Base Amberley.

Australian Super Hornet Annual Super Hornet Noise Report 2011

The Royal Australian Air Force's RAAF Base Amberley is our largest base, employing over 5000 people. It is 40kms south-west of Brisbane on the outskirts of Ipswich. A large number of units call Amberley home:

  • No 5 Flight - Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft
  • Combat Support Group
    • Combat Support Unit Amberley - base managers
    • No 395 Expeditionary Combat Support Wing
    • No 382 Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron
    • No 396 Expeditionary Combat Support Wing Detachment Amberley
    • Airfield Defence Wing
      • No 1 Airfield Defence Squadron - Airfield Defence Guards
      • No 2 Airfield Defence Squadron - Airfield Defence Guards
  • Health Services Wing HQ
    • No 1 Expeditionary Health Squadron
    • No 3 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Detachment Amberley
    • Health Operational Conversion Unit
  • No 23 Squadron - combat support
  • No 452 Squadron Amberley Flight - air traffic control
  • No 82 Wing - strike and reconnaissance
    • No 1 Squadron - F/A-18F Super Hornet Fighter
    • No 6 Squadron - F/A-18 Hornet
  • No 86 Wing - heavy, medium and light airlift
    • No 36 Squadron - C-17 Globemaster heavy transport aircraft
  • No 33 Squadon - KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport
  • No 87 Squadron - photography
  • No 278 Squadron - flight simulator and technical training
  • No 1 Airfield Operations Support Squadron - airfield engineering
  • RAAF Security and Fire School - security, fire-fighting and military working dog training
  • 1CCS Detachment Amberley (1 Combat Communication Squadron)

Australia’s Department of Defence has commenced the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process for its F-35A Lightning II aircraft (commonly known as the Joint Strike Fighter). More information about how to be involved and have your say is available at www.f35evolution.com.au or contact 1800 830 205