RAAF Base Curtin is located on the north coast of Western Australia, southeast of Derby and 170 kilometres east of Broome.
It was established in the 1950s to provide support for land, air and sea operations aimed at securing Australia’s northern approaches.
The base was officially opened in 1988, named in honour of former Prime Minister John Curtin who served from 1941-1945.
Curtin is one of the Royal Australian Air Force’s three ‘bare bases’, meaning it can be used for training exercises and operations.
Air Force has an honest and open approach to aircraft noise that may affect neighbours of our bases and training areas.
Our pilots and crews operate their aircraft in a way that minimises aircraft noise, and we freely distribute information about aircraft noise, such as Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) maps.
For more information, visit the Defence Aircraft Noise website or call 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362).