Australian Defence Force helicopter operations

The Australian Defence Force will conduct minor helicopter operations around Garden Island, Sydney on the morning of 22 February and the afternoon of 23 February 2023.

These operations will involve landing a US Army AH-64E Apache on the deck of HMAS Canberra under escort of an Australian Army MRH90 Taipan for a short, static training activity before it departs for the Avalon International Airshow 2023 in Victoria.

Residents in the area may see these helicopters operating in close proximity to the wharf and hear aircraft noise during this period. Residents and members of the public should not be concerned if they see or hear these helicopters operating in the area.

The Australian Defence Force thanks residents and the public for their patience and cooperation while this training activity is being conducted.

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362).



22 February 2023 – 23 February 2023


Garden Island, Sydney
New South Wales