Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel will conduct counter terrorism training in Sydney and Melbourne during May 2016.
This training involves ADF personnel conducting responses to potential terrorism scenarios. The training will occur at civilian facilities and locations during the day and at night.
Residents may notice increased movement of Army helicopters, watercraft, personnel and other vehicles in and around the areas use for training during the exercise. Residents should not be concerned if they hear or see these activities occurring as the exercise is part of the normal scheduled training calendar.
The training activities are 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 in preparing for this training.
The ADF would like to thank the local residents and businesses for their continued support and cooperation during this important training.