Air Force flypasts for Australia Day

In support of Australia Day celebrations, the Royal Australian Air Force will conduct flypasts at various locations on Saturday 26 January 2019.

See below list for more details. All times provided are in local time zones.

A reminder that as always, all our flying is subject to change due to factors such as weather, air traffic control or operational requirements.

If you catch one of our flypasts, please share your pictures with us on social media using #AusAirForce and tag us @AusAirForce.

On behalf of the Royal Australian Air Force, we wish you a very Happy Australia Day.






Canberra Regatta Point 9:29am F/A-18A Hornet
Canberra Lake Burley Griffin, Patrick White Lawns 6:45pm F/A-18A Hornet
Perth Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth 8:15am Hawk 127
Sunshine Coast Rotary Club of Buderim 9:05am C-17A Globemaster
Townsville Jezzine Military Barracks 10:54am C-17A Globemaster
Katherine GYRAC Amphitheatre 11:30am F/A-18A Hornet
Darwin North West to South East along Mitchell Street 12:02pm F/A-18A Hornet
Darwin Palmerston Recreation Centre, Palmerston 12:07pm F/A-18A Hornet
Bungendore Bungendore War Memorial 10am F/A-18A Hornet
Sydney Sydney Harbour Bridge 12:01pm F/A-18A Hornet
Newcastle Hunter River, Raymond Terrace 12:30pm F/A-18A Hornet
Nelson Bay Neil Carroll Rotary Park at Fly Point 12:40pm F/A-18A Hornet
Queanbeyan Brad Haddin Oval (Town Park) 6:44pm F/A-18A Hornet
Sydney Sydney Harbour Bridge

7:07pm flying display

8:01pm flare dispense

C-130J Hercules
Windsor Governor Phillip Park, Windsor 7:25pm C-130J Hercules
Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance and Kings Domain 12:30pm PC-9/A Roulettes
Geelong Royal Geelong Yacht Club 1pm King Air 350
Pakenham Cardinia Cultural Centre 1:20pm King Air 350
Adelaide Elder Park 7:24pm P-8A Poseidon


For further information on Australia Day events in your area, visit the Australia Day website.