RAAF Base Richmond

RAAF Base Richmond is located in New South Wales, 50 kms north-west of Sydney. It is best known for being home to the C-130J Hercules medium transport aircraft.

In addition to C-130J Hercules, the following are based at RAAF Base Richmond.

  • No 453 Squadron Flight Richmond - Air Base Air Traffic Services
  • No 37 Squadron - Hercules medium transport
  • No 22 (City of Sydney) Squadron - airbase operations
  • No 87 Squadron Air Mobility Tactical Intelligence Flight
  • No 285 Squadron - Air Mobility Group flight simulator and technical training
  • No 3 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
  • No 1 Security Force Squadron Detachment Richmond
  • Air Movements Training and Development Unit - aerial delivery development, training and certification
  • Air Lift Systems Program Office - Defence Material Organisation medium airlift sustainment
  • No 176 Air Dispatch Squadron - Army air dispatching

Noise mitigation

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

RAAF Base Richmond Aircraft Noise Management Plan (PDF 1.17 MB)