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.


Melbourne Airport VIC 29 July to 31 July 2017
Due to required maintenance work Runway 16/34 will be closed from 00:50am to 4:30am on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 29 to 31 July. Residents to the east and west of the airport may notice an increase in air traffic during this period.

RAAF Base Point Cook, VIC 6 August 2017
The RAAF Roulettes will perform a formation aerobatics and flypast display at the RAAF Museum, located at RAAF Base Point Cook on Sunday on Sunday 6 August at 1pm. Aircraft may be as low as 80 metres in parts of the display.

RAAF Base Richmond NSW 2 August to 8 August 2017
A number of F/A18A/B Hornets will conduct training at RAAF Base Richmond on Wednesday and Thursday, 2 and 3 August, and on Monday and Tuesday 7 and 8 August, from 6:30pm. The aircraft will be conducting circuit training including touch and go landings and instrument landing system approaches.

Ipswich QLD 30 July 2017
A single F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft will conduct a low level pass over the V8 Supercars Supersprint, held at the Queensland Raceway, Willowbank near Ipswich, at approximately 2pm on Sunday, 30 July. The aircraft will be no lower than 150 metres tracking north to south over the raceway.

Melbourne VIC 27 July 2017
Due to required maintenance work Runway 09/27 will be closed from 10am to 3:30pm on Thursday 27 July. Residents to the north and south of the airport may notice an increase in air traffic during this period.

Airshow Lismore NSW 29 July 2017
The Lismore Aviation Expo will be held on Saturday 29 July. It will include aerobatic displays, warbirds, hot-air balloons, helicopters and joyflights.

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.

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.