Australian Defence Force training

Australian Defence Force personnel will conduct military training in the Geelong region during May 2023.

The training will be conducted during the day and night.

The public should not be alarmed if they see or hear military vehicles, watercraft, unmanned aerial surveillance systems and military personnel carrying weapons.

Blank ammunition and pyrotechnics will be used during some aspects of the training.

People who see the training should not be concerned that any of the locations are under any form of actual threat.

This essential training is vital to maintain Australia’s world-class military capability. The training adheres to COVID-19 restrictions and incorporates good health management processes.

Defence is unable to provide media access or further information, including specific timings, regarding this training in order to protect operational tactics, techniques and procedures.

Should residents become concerned about any activity observed during this training exercise, they may contact the Defence Joint Operations Support Services – Victoria team via email at



1 May 2023 – 31 May 2023