RAAF Flypasts for Australia Day Celebrations - ACT, NSW, NT, SA, VIC, WA

Australia Day is held annually on January 26th to reflect on our nation’s past and celebrate the Australian spirit, mateship and sense of community. The Royal Australian Air Force is proud to participate in Australia Day 2023 events.

Flypast times and locations:






26 Jan 23

Canberra, ACT

Rond Terrace Canberra

09.25 am

C-130J Hercules

26 Jan 23

Windsor, NSW

Governor Phillip Park, George St Windsor, NSW

5.30 pm

C-130J Hercules

26 Jan 23

Nelson Bay, NSW

Riverside Park Raymond Terrace

12.30 pm

E-7A Wedgetail

26 Jan 23

Raymond Terrace, NSW

Riverside Park Raymond Terrace

12.35 pm

E-7A Wedgetail

26 Jan 23

Katherine, NT

Stuart Highway, Katherine, NT Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Cultural Centre

11.00 am

F-35A Lightning II

26 Jan 23

Darwin, NT

The Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade


F-35A Lightning II

26 Jan 23

Melbourne, VIC

Government House, Kings Domain, Melbourne, VIC



26 Jan 23

City of Subiaco, WA

Rankin Gardens, Subiaco, WA


1 x Pilatus PC-21

26 Jan 23

Geelong, VIC

Geelong Festival of Sails, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, VIC


1 x Pilatus PC-21 or Roulettes (TBC)

26 Jan 23

Adelaide, SA

Elder Park, Adelaide

6.00 – 6.10pm

P-8A Poseidon

26 Jan 23

Sydney NSW

Sydney Harbour Bridge

12.02 pm

F-35A Lightning II

Flying is subject to variables including air traffic control requirements, weather, and operational availability. As such, flypasts and displays may be subject to cancellation at short notice.

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

Further information about the participating aircraft can be found on our Aircraft page.


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

Flying schedule

  • Royal Australian Air Force aircraft will conduct flypasts around Australia in support of Australia day celebrations
  • Thursday, 26 January 2023