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
Brisbane Airport QLD 6 & 7 November 2021
Melbourne Airport VIC 25 October 2021
Darwin Airport NT 27 & 28 October 2021
Melbourne Airport VIC 16 to 24 October 2021
- Saturday 16 October at 00:45am to 11:45am
- Sunday 17 October at 00:45am to 11:45am
- Monday 18 October at 02:45am to 11:00am
- Tuesday 19 October at 05:15am to 10:00am
If required the works may continue on Friday 22 October between 05:15am and 10:45am and Sunday 24 October between 02:15am and 10:30am.
Freight Operations during Curfew at Gold Coast Airport
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications has granted permission to Qantas Freight to operate a maximum of four weekly freighter services to and from Gold Coast Airport on behalf of Australia Post during the curfew period. The operations are approved for the period 5 October 2020 to 31 December 2021. More information on these freight operations can be found at https://engage.airservicesaustralia.com/freight-operations-gold-coast-airport
Sydney Airport Runway Safety Works 16R Threshold Replacement – July 2021 onwards
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.