Army training activity

Australian Army personnel, vehicles, helicopters and equipment will operate in and around Townsville in support of an important training exercise from 17th March to 30th March 2023.

Activities will occur between 2:00pm to 11:30pm daily.

The community can expect increased flying operations in the day and night. The public should not be alarmed if they see or hear military helicopters in urban areas.

They may also see vehicles and military personnel carrying weapons. Blank ammunition will be used during the training.

This is a routine training activity and the community should not be alarmed.

This training is essential to maintain the world class capabilities the Australian Defence Force provides the Government in defence of the nation.

The Australian Army appreciates the support of the community and recognises the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.



17 March 2023 – 30 March 2023


Townsville, Pallarenda and Magnetic Island