Attendees at the T150 RAAF Base Townsville Open Day explore the static aircraft displays.

Event times

The Edinburgh Air Show will be held at RAAF Base Edinburgh, 25kms north of Adelaide on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November 2019. More information: Getting here

Gates 9:00am
Start 10:00am
Finish 5pm
*Please note all times are approximate & subject to change.

Disabled access and amenities

Visitors to the event should be aware that the Air Show is not held on a purpose built site and may pose challenges for those with mobility issues. Every effort has been made to make the site as accessible as possible, however visitors should note that there are uneven surfaces throughout the base.

Car parking for accredited state disabled permit pass holders only will be available near the entry gate on the northern edge of the tarmac.

Disabled amenities will be available, with accessible toilets in the public display areas.


There will be limited seating provided for general admission attendees to view the Air Show. Visitors are permitted to bring chairs with them.

Limited ATMs - Bring cash

There will be some Automatic Teller Machines available at the Air Show. However, it is recommended that visitors bring cash for purchases.


The public area of the RAAF Base Edinburgh Air Show is an alcohol and smoke free environment.


There will be a variety of food stalls available at the Air Show, but you are permitted to bring your own food and no-alcoholic refreshments, if you wish.


The weather in November in Adelaide can be very hot so bring water, sunscreen and a hat.

What if it rains? The Air Show is a rain or shine event. However, if weather poses a risk to the safety of the public or performers, some flying displays and flying demonstrations may be modified, delayed or suspended.


Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk a lot.

Sunscreen and sunglasses

The weather in November in Adelaide can be very hot so remember to bring some water and pack some sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.


Bring earplugs/muffs, especially for kids. Part of the Air Show thrill is the sound of flying displays, but ear protection is highly encouraged, especially for young children.

About our Air Shows

The Australian Defence Force stages Air Shows approximately every two to three years at various RAAF Bases across Australia. The last Defence Air Show at RAAF Edinburgh was in 2007.

Defence has had a presence in South Australia since World War II and RAAF Base Edinburgh is a significant military base for the Australian Defence Force.

We are also proud to commemorate the Epic Flight Centenary at this year's Air Show, where South Australian brothers Sir Ross Smith and Sir Keith Smith flew from England to Australia in 1919 in a Vickers Vimy to win the Great Air Race.

In addition to the ADF hosted air shows, we participate in commercial shows and conduct flypasts around Australia where there are opportunities and we're able to do so around operational commitments. Keep an eye on our flying operations webpage and social media accounts, as we'll keep these updated with details of any activity near you.

Event Map

Stay up to date

Follow us on social media as we get ready for the show.

Don't forget to tag us at @AusAirForce and use the official event hashtag #EdinburghAirShow2019.

More information: Defence social media