Increased Defence and flying operations at RAAF Base Darwin

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is conducting a land, sea and air-based training exercise from May 23 to June 24, 2022.

Exercise Diamond Storm will see an increased presence of personnel and aircraft, including flying activities at night-time, operating from RAAF Base Darwin throughout the exercise period.

The public can expect to see low-flying aircraft and increased movement of military personnel and vehicles within the area.

Flying times for Exercise Diamond Storm will vary throughout the exercise. 

Training exercises help ensure the ADF remains in a ready state of preparedness in the protection of Australia and its national interests.

Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying.

Imagery of the exercise will become available on the Defence Image Gallery.

For more information, visit the Defence Aircraft Noise website or call 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362).

Flying schedule

  • Flying during daylight hours from May 30 to June 24
  • Day and night missions from June 6 to 17
  • An afternoon mission and an evening mission at RAAF Bases Darwin
  • No exercise flying after 11pm
  • No planned weekend flying for Exercise Diamond Storm