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

Aircraft noise

The aviation industry is vital for a myriad of business, tourism, social and freight activities that the Australian economy and society rely upon. 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.


News

Flight validation checks at various locations West Australia 28 July to 3 August 2017
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority will be conducting flight path and navigation validation safety checks around airports and navigation aid sites at various locations around West Australia. These are Beermullah, Karratha, Learmonth, Meekatharra, Newman, Paraburdoo, Pearce, and Wiluna and will occur between Friday 28 July and Thursday 3 August. A twin-engine aircraft will conduct a series of low-level flights to check the flight paths and navigation aids and will also check for any new obstacles within an area up to 35 kilometres from the aerodrome. An uncommon flying pattern may be observed.

Flight validation checks Perth WA 14 to 16 July 2017
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority will be conducting flight path and navigation validation safety checks at Perth Airport between 14 and 16 July. A twin-engine aircraft will conduct a series of low-level flights to check flight paths and navigation aids and also check for any new obstacles within an area up to 35 kilometres from Perth Airport. An uncommon flying pattern may be observed.

Mackay Airport Queensland July 2017
Residents around the Mackay Airport may notice an increase in military aviation activity during the month of July. As part of a military exercise some aircraft may use the airport for refuelling.

Salt Ash Air Weapons Range NSW June and July 2017
Aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Williamtown will resume fighter-aircraft training over the Salt Ash Air Weapons Range from Tuesday 20 June 2017 through to Friday 21 July for week days only. More information can be found on the RAAF website.

Townsville and Shoalwater Bay Military areas QLD 25 June-25 July 2017
Elements of the Australian and International military forces will be conducting a wide range of tactical exercises in the vicinity of Townsville and Shoalwater Bay. Residents can expect an increase in military aircraft at Townsville and Rockhampton aerodromes.

Darwin and Tindal Military areas NT 25 June-25 July 2017
Elements of the Australian and International military forces will be conducting a wide range of tactical flying exercises from Darwin and Tindal aerodromes. Residents can expect an increase in military aircraft flying at these aerodromes.

Aerial Inspections by Essential Energy, New South Wales February to October 2017
Essential Energy will be conducting aerial inspections of the network at various places around NSW from February to October to identify faults or potential problems not visible from the ground. The schedule and further information can be found on the Essential Energy website.

Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast residents now have the ability to track aircraft from Beeburrum in the south, to Kin Kin in the north using WebTrak.

Western Sydney Airport Environmental Impact Statement
The Federal Government has released the Environmental Impact Statement for the new Western Sydney Airport. Further information is available at the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Buying or moving into a new home?

Think about the impact of aircraft noise at your new location. Find out more.

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.