Managing Aircraft Noise
We need to cater for the changing nature of aircraft operations, air traffic growth, airport expansion and advances in aviation technology, while keeping aviation safety as our first priority.
This requires a careful balance of ensuring safety, operational efficiency, protecting the environment and minimising the effects of aviation noise on the community, wherever practicable.
We hear you
Making a complaint
We manage complaints and enquiries about aircraft noise and operations through our Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS). NCIS is the Australian aviation industry’s main interface on aircraft noise and related issues for the community.
Temporary changes in operations
Gold Coast Airport QLD 30 August to 30 September 2020
Due to required works at the Gold Coast Airport, the main runway, Runway 14/32, will be closed each night from 8:00pm through to 6:00am the following morning, from Sunday 30 August to Wednesday 30 September.
Canberra Airport ACT from April 2020
Sunshine Coast Airport QLD From Sunday 14 June 2020
Sydney Airport NSW From 22 April 2020
Williamtown and Singleton NSW 28 September to 17 October 2020
Gold Coast Airport QLD 25 September 2020
Melbourne Airport VIC 28 September 2020
Melbourne Airport VIC 1 October 2020
We provide information about airport operations, including flight paths, movements, runways, aircraft noise monitoring, investigations and complaints.
Monitoring and reporting
Aircraft noise monitoring
We undertake long term aircraft noise monitoring at major Australian airports through the world’s largest, most geographically spread system of its type. We also undertake and report on short term aircraft noise monitoring.
Our key initiatives
- We undertake noise improvement investigations across Australia
- We have launched Aircraft in Your Neighbourhood portals for Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Airports
- We have upgraded the Aircraft in Your Neighbourhood portal for Sydney Airport
Frequently asked Questions
How low can aircraft operate?
What is ground running?
Can I suggest a noise improvement?
- Community Aviation Consultation Groups (CACG) at airports that have a CACG
- Our Noise Complaints and Information Service at airports that do not have a CACG
We assess community initiated noise improvements for safety, feasibility and environmental impacts. Visit Engage Airservices to engage with our program of flight path and airspace changes.
Download our latest resources
View the latest fact sheets, reports, and other resources.