Australian Defence Force personnel will conduct amphibious training from HMAS Penguin and in Sydney Harbour during early December 2018.
The training is designed to practise boat-handling skills and will on occasion also involve responses to simulated terrorist scenarios at HMAS Penguin.
Residents may see or hear military watercraft, vehicles and soldiers carrying weapons and tactical equipment during the conduct of the training activities.
These activities are part of the regular training program and residents should not be concerned if they hear or see these activities occurring.
Local police and other authorities are aware of this training. The purpose of these training activities is to provide personnel with realistic training environments and scenarios in built-up areas.
Training such as this is conducted to ensure that the ADF has the highest level of capability to protect Australia’s national interests and provide assistance in times of civil emergency.
Noise disturbances are minimised by the choice of boat transits and activity locations, wherever possible.
The ADF thanks the public for their patience and cooperation while this essential training is being conducted.
The training poses no threat or danger to the public.
Defence is unable to facilitate access or provide further information regarding this training in order to protect operational tactics, techniques and procedures.