Are you curious about what happens on the other end of the radio? Do you have any questions about air traffic control (ATC) but never had the chance to ask them? Then book in to attend one of our Pilot Information Nights to learn about the air traffic system and what impact pilot activities, decisions and operations can have. All recreational, general aviation and professional pilots are welcome.

Pilot Information Nights are available at our Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney facilities. Please be aware that our sessions do not include visits to the tower at any of these locations.

What will I see?

Our Pilot Information Nights start with an overview of ATC operations followed by some presentations on important operational safety issues such as runway safety and airspace infringements.

Participants will then get a chance to visit our facilities and watch controllers at work. This tour includes a visit to our air traffic control simulator for a closer look at the equipment used by controllers.

The two-and-a-half hour session ends with light refreshments and the opportunity to ask questions and raise any issues of concern.

Who can attend?

Pilot Information Nights are open to those in the industry, based or operating in Victoria, south-east Queensland or the greater Sydney metropolitan area. Aviation Management students with Griffith University (QLD), pilots, instructors and student pilots, or those who hold a red Aviation Security Identification Card, may attend. If you wish to attend but do not fall into one of these previously-mentioned categories, please email

When are they held?




The Brisbane precinct is under construction from January 2023 until early 2025.
Members of the public will not be able to access the precinct during this time.
We will announce opening dates post construction.
Please ensure you provide your full name, contact details, your pilot license number or your connection to the aviation industry i.e your current employment or if you’re currently studying Aviation Management. Registration confirmation will be sent once all information has been provided.

Where are they held?

Brisbane Air Traffic Control Centre
197 Airport Drive
Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Centre map

Melbourne Air Traffic Services Centre
Operations Road
Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Centre Map

Building 237
Sydney Air Traffic Services Centre
Gate 18, General Holmes Drive (Cnr Kyeemagh Ave)

Sydney Centre map

Related links

How do I register?
Email your preferred date/s, names and contact details of attendees to

Early registration is required as minimum and maximum numbers apply.

Safety publications
Including Safety Bulletins which provide important advice on emerging safety issues.

Watch our safety and pilot education videos.