Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

Aircraft noise

Aircraft noise is an unavoidable consequence of aviation activity. Airservices works with partners in the aviation industry to minimise the impacts of aircraft noise on communities around airports. Its role involves:

  • ensuring that flight departures and arrivals are designed to minimise noise impacts
  • providing information about aircraft noise
  • monitoring aircraft noise around major airports
  • providing a national Noise Complaints and Information Service.

Airservices seeks opportunities to minimise aircraft noise, for example by trialling new procedures. Often these trials are undertaken as a result of issues raised by communities. Airservices publishes reports on these trials and reviews, which are available on airport information pages. Airservices also undertakes periodic reviews of existing noise abatement procedures at airports. Airservices commitment to Aircraft Noise Management informs the community on our commitment  to minimising and, where possible, reducing the impact of aircraft noise with a view to achieving world’s best practice in aircraft noise management. Airservices and Australian Airports Association have developed a website with more information on aircraft noise.

For more information about proposed flight path changes around Australia visit the Flight path changes page on our website.


News

Deniliquin NSW 23 March 2019
An air show will be held at Deniliquin Airport on Saturday 23 March from 12:30pm. Events will include aerobatic displays, formation-flying and an aerial fire-bombing demonstration. Local residents may also observe increased traffic in the area in the days before and after the air show.

Cessnock Airport NSW 6 and 7 April 2019
The Hunter Valley Air Show will be held at the Cessnock Airport on Saturday 6 April and Sunday 7 April. Events will include aerobatic displays and vintage aircraft. Local residents may also observe increased traffic in the area in the days before and after the air show.

Tyabb Airport VIC 14 April
The Peninsula Aero Club will be hosting the Australian Short Take-Off & Landing competition (STOL) at Tyabb Airport on Sunday 14 April. A variety of aircraft will operate in the vicinity of the airport on the day and local residents may also observe increased traffic in the area in the days before and after the competition.

Melbourne Airport 25 March 2019
Due to required runway maintenance works at Melbourne Airport, the east /west runway, Runway 09/27, will be closed between 10:00am and 3:00pm on Monday 25 March. All air traffic will operate on the north /south runway during this time.

Cultana Training Area, SA 9 to 29 March 2019
The Australian Army will be conducting training in the Cultana Training Area, situated 370 kilometres north-west of Adelaide on the Spencer Gulf. Local residents may notice low flying aircraft as well as other army activities, including live firing of artillery and mortars. Further information can be found on the Army website.

Melbourne Airport 22 March 2019
Due to required runway maintenance works at Melbourne Airport, the east /west runway, Runway 09/27, will be closed between 10:00am and 3:00pm on Friday 22 March. All air traffic will operate on the north /south runway during this time.

Sydney Airport 23 and 24 March 2019
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority will be conducting navigation aid safety checks at and around Sydney Airport on Saturday 23 March and Sunday 24 March. A twin-engine aircraft may be observed flying a low and uncommon flight pattern up to 35 kilometres from the airport.

Amberley QLD and Williamtown NSW 11-29 March 2019
The Royal Australian Air Force and International forces will be conducting a wide range of air defence exercises in the Amberley and Williamtown Restricted areas. Exercise activities will occur primarily over water. Residents in close proximity to Amberley and Williamtown airports can expect an increase in military activity.

Perth Airport 11 to 30 March 2019
Due to required runway and taxiway works at Perth Airport, the north/south runway, Runway 03/21, will be closed from Monday through to Saturday from Monday 11 March to Saturday 30 March between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Further information can be found on the Perth Airport website.

Air Force activity on Salt Ash Air Weapons Range NSW February to June 2019
The Air Force has advised a training schedule for operations at the range, located to the northeast of Williamtown RAAF Base, between February and June 2019. These will include Hawk Lead-In Fighter aircraft and PC-9 aircraft. Further information can be found on the Department of Defence website.

Release of review into processes associated with aircraft noise management April 2018
As part of proactive approach to managing issues associated with implementing flight path changes, Airservices has completed an internal review into its processes associated with aircraft noise management. This internal process review was conducted to provide an assessment of performance against key policy and procedural documents and provide recommendations for improvement. This review identified 29 actions, all of which were implemented by the end of March 2018. This report will form part of Airservices commitment to continuous improvement and inform the management of the introduction of flight path changes into the future.


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Fact sheets and information packs

Downloadable fact sheets and regional noise information packs are now available.

Noise Information Reports

Our noise information reports are now available.

Noise commitment

Airservices Commitment to Aircraft Noise Management informs the community and aviation industry on how it intends to address collaboratively the impact of aircraft noise and was released in early November 2013.