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Merry Christmas from Airservices

Santa thanked Airservices for safely assisting him in Australian skies and wished everyone a very Happy Christmas! Have a listen to Santa talking to our controllers as he entered and departed Australian airspace.


Weather information provided to Santa

Airservices National Operations Centre will be providing Santa with up-to-date weather information throughout the evening, helping him fly around, over and under any bad weather, just like they do for other flights.


Santa’s flight path revealed

Santa and his reindeer have agreed to share their flight plan with us! This is the route that Santa will take all over Australia to make sure he visits every house during the night.


How we help Santa

We have more than 4000 staff based all around the country. Watch their stories and maybe you'd like to join us and work for Santa too?


Notice issued to pilots

Read our special 'notice to pilots' that has been sent out to all aircraft travelling on Christmas Eve - this helps them stay clear of Santa's sleigh.


Santa submits his flight plan

Watch Santa lodge his flight plan and learn a little about what happens after a flight plan gets lodged with Airservices!


Tasty recipes for Santa and the reindeer

Santa needs to take breaks during his Christmas Eve journey around Australia – and so do his reindeer! Use these recipes to prepare snacks that Santa and his reindeer are sure to enjoy.


Santa’s visit to Australia

To make sure everything was set for his flying visit on Christmas Eve, Santa did a 'test flight' through Australian airspace recently. During a stop in Melbourne he talked to lots of our staff about the fantastic job they do in keeping him safe.


Santa’s call sign

This year Santa's unique call sign is 'Sleigh Rider 1'. Learn more about call signs, how they work and see examples of other call signs.


Explore Santa’s sleigh

Have you ever wondered how Santa's sleigh actually works? Have a look around to see some of the cool features onboard.


History of navigation

Find out how Santa used to navigate his way across Australia’s skies and how he is helped by air traffic controllers today to visit nine million homes across the country!


Catch the reindeer

Can you help the elves catch Santa's reindeer before Santa needs to leave to start delivering present? Play our 'Catch the Reindeer' game!


Colouring-in fun

Colour in an Airservices tower, truck or fire fighter (or all three) and you could win!