Aircraft noise enquiries

The Royal Australian Air Force protects Australia's interests, and our ability to respond quickly is a result of our high training standards.

No one can predict when or where Air Force will need to respond, so pilots and crews need experience in a range of environments. This includes day and night flying, high and low altitude flying (below 500 feet or 150 metres), and bombing and strafing practice.

Although some training is conducted using flying simulators, nothing replaces actual experience for our pilots and crews.


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).

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