Ipswich Amberley Air Tattoo - Cancelled

Defence, in partnership with the Ipswich City Council, will host the Ipswich Amberley Air Tattoo (Air Tattoo). The Air Tattoo will be held over the weekend of 29 and 30 October 2022 at Australia’s largest Air Force base, RAAF Base Amberley. The event will open at 9am and close at 4pm on both days.

The Air Tattoo will be an exhilarating aviation experience giving people a rare insight into the base, people, aircraft and military capabilities that call Amberley home. It is also a great opportunity for Defence to thank the people of Ipswich and surrounding communities for their support to RAAF Base Amberley and the Australian Defence Force members who serve there. The base has a long association with the City of Ipswich dating back to 17 June 1940, when it first commenced its operations during the Second World War.

Air Force aircraft will conduct flying displays and flypasts over RAAF Base Amberley during this two day event. Aircraft will also be on static display on the ground as well as a range of military equipment being on display showcasing the capabilities of a number of Australian Defence Force units and squadrons located at the base.


Tickets for the RAAF Amberley have sold out and no further tickets will be available at the event. Please note:

  • Tickets are valid only for the day shown on your ticket.
  • No Ticket = No Entry (with the exception of children 5 years and under accompanied by a ticket holder).

For those who missed out on the tickets, there will be free viewing hubs to see flypasts by most of Air Tattoo aircraft on both Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October. The viewing hubs are at Ipswich Central Alan Cumming Park (Rugby League Training Field), Springfield Central Sports Complex and Rosewood ANZAC Park. Please visit the viewing hubs page for further information on timings and routes.

Refund and cancellation policy

Generally there is no right to refund or exchange except as required by Australian Consumer Law (or any other applicable laws) or in accordance with Australia’s Ticketing Code of Practice.

The Ipswich Amberley Air Tattoo is an all-weather event, subject to safe conditions for flying, ground displays, parking and spectators. The organiser reserves the right to change, add, reschedule, withdraw or substitute assets in the Air Tattoo line-up and/or vary advertised programs and times without prior notification due to weather or other factors.

If the Air Tattoo is cancelled before commencement of the event the buyers will be entitled to a full refund of the ticket price. Please visit the General information page for further information.

Exhibit and stall application

Please note applications for food and exhibitor stalls at the event have now closed and no new applications will be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications received to date, not all the applicants have been successful. Those not selected in the first round have been placed on a reserves list and may be contacted should there be any cancellations/new opportunities.