Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel will conduct simulated counter terrorism training in the Sydney central business district and Harbour from 17 to 18 May 2016.
The training involves ADF personnel conducting responses to potential terrorist scenarios around critical infrastructure.
Residents may notice the increased movement of Army helicopters, watercraft, personnel and other vehicles in and around the areas used for training during the exercise. Residents should not be concerned if they hear or see these activities ocurring as the exercise is part of the normal scheduled training calendar.
The training activity is designed to provide a realistic test of ADF skills and to ensure the ADF maintains the highest level of capability to respond, where required, to support Australia's national interests.
Defence acknowledges that these activities may result in possible disturbances to local residents, however, wherever possible, the ADF seeks to minimise this disruption.
The ADF has consulted with the relevant local authorities and they are aware of the training.
The ADF would like to thank local residents and businesses for their continued support and cooperation during this important training.