Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel will conduct training exercises in vicinity of Sydney, Wollongong and surrounding coastal waters from late August until early September 2016.
The training involves military watercraft, Royal Australian Air Force aircraft, personnel in military uniforms and parachuting.
The training will occur in various locations including the Hawkesbury, Broken Bay, Pittwater, Middle Harbour, Port Jackson and in vicinity of the Royal National Park.
These exercises are part of the regular, scheduled training program and residents should not be concerned if they hear or see these activities occurring.
The training activities are designed to provide 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 disturbance to the public, however, the ADF seeks to minimise this disruption.
The ADF has consulted with all relevant authorities and they are aware of the training.
The ADF would like to thank the public for their continued support and cooperation during this important training.