RAAF Base Pearce

RAAF Base Pearce is the main Air Force base in Western Australia and is located in Bullsbrook, 35 kilometres north of Perth. It is one of the busiest RAAF bases in the country in terms of total aircraft movements.

Although its primary role is pilot training, Pearce remains the only permanent RAAF Base on the west coast and thus has a significant logistics role.

The following are based at RAAF Base Pearce.

  • No 2 Flying Training School
  • No 79 Squadron
  • Pilatus PC-21 training aircraft
  • Hawk 127 fighter trainer aircraft
  • No 453 Squadron Pearce flight air traffic control
  • No 25 (City of Perth) Squadron airbase operations
  • No 3 Security Forces Squadron Detachment Pearce
  • No 1 Expeditionary Health Squadron Detachment Pearce
  • Republic of Singapore's No 130 Squadron
  • Republic of Singapore Air Force (No 130 Squadron) trainer aircraft.

Noise mitigation

Noise abatement procedures and strategies for RAAF Base Pearce are outlined in the RAAF Base Pearce Aircraft Noise Management Plan.

RAAF Base Pearce Base Noise Management Plan (PDF 1.05 MB)

Aircraft noise