Defence Corner at the 2019 Superloop Adelaide 500

Your Australian Defence Force (ADF) returns to the Superloop Adelaide 500 circuit this year with its popular displays of colourful, high-tech equipment both on and above Defence Corner 28 February - 3 March.

See the spectacular No 79 Squadron Hawk 127 with thrilling aerial handling displays on Saturday and Sunday.

RAAF Base Edinburgh No. 3 Security Force Squadron also return in force with Surveillance Reconnaissance Vehicles (SRV) and the popular interactive display of ground defence weapons.

The Air Force will be offering more exciting experiences on the ground this year with No. 3 Security Force Squadron demonstrating an on-track patrolling display for the first time, complete with an SRV and an accompanying section of armed Airfield Defence Guards. You can also try on Aircraft Life Support equipment, check out a wide range of aircraft-mounted weapons on display, see how the Air Force medical tram look after our people when deployed on operations with realistic patient simulators, medical lab displays and a field ambulance set up. Impossible to miss this year will be the 1st Combat Communications Squadron’s display of a communications station set up as it would be ‘out bush’ on deployment.

The roaring engines of Team Army’s street machines always draw a massive crowd to Defence Corner during the Superloop Adelaide 500, but it’s the high powered track demonstrations that gets the blood pumping – and this year will be no different.

Entertaining the crowds will be the South Australian detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band, with musical performances on both race days. Defence Force Recruiting will be on hand every day to answer your questions if you’re considering becoming a part of the ADF in future after you’ve seen the range of jobs on-hand and spoken to the people doing them.

Alongside the ADF displays this year will also be a Veterans Support Area, where veterans and families can connect with major veterans support organisations such as the RSL, Legacy and Department of Veterans’ Affairs. A special display inside the Air Force marquee will feature the Epic Flight Centenary commemorating Sir Ross and Keith Smith’s amazing flight in a converted Vimy bomber from England to Australia in 1919.

What's nearby?

The Australian Defence Force display is adjacent to the Concert Oval, and near Turn 10 and the Motocross Step Up Jump.

How do I get there?

The closest entry gate is Gate 8 or 9 off Dequetteville Terrace.

Australian Defence Force display attraction times - Subject to change

  • Thursday 3.20pm: Army’s Project Digger and Armygeddon street machines on track followed by No 3 Security Force Squadron patrol on-track
     
  • Friday 2:00pm: Army’s Project Digger and Armygeddon street machines on track followed by No 3 Security Force Squadron patrol on-track
     
  • Saturday 10.30am, 1.50pm, 2.45pm, 4.15pm: Royal Australian Navy Band performances
     
  • Saturday 11.10am: Army’s Project Digger and Armygeddon street machines on track followed by No 3 Security Force Squadron patrol on-track
     
  • Saturday 2:45pm - 2:51pm: Hawk 127 fastjet display*
     
  • Sunday 9.45am, 10.50am, 12.40pm, 1.50pm: Royal Australian Navy Band performances
     
  • Sunday 3:00pm - 3:06pm: Hawk 127 fastjet aircraft display*
     
  • Sunday 3:11pm: Hawk 127 flypast National Anthem Salute*
 
* Details of the Hawk 127 displays and flypast are available on our flying activity page.