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
Freight Operations during Curfew at Gold Coast Airport
Sydney Airport Runway Safety Works 16R Threshold Replacement – July 2021 onwards
Melbourne Airport VIC 27 July to 6 August 2021
Melbourne Airport VIC 31 July to 2 August 2021
Due to required works on the north/south runway, Runway 16/34 will be closed between midnight and 7:00am on both Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August, and between 1:35am and 7:30am on Monday 2 August. Aircraft will operate on the east/west runway during these times.
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.
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
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.