Army training activity

Australian Defence Force personnel will conduct military training in and around Derby from 12 to 28 July 2024.

Exercise Austral Shield 2024 will be conducted during the day and night.

You may hear and see military vehicles, watercraft, aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as military personnel carrying weapons and using blank ammunition. 

You should not be alarmed if you hear or see any of the above.

The Australian Defence Force is working closely with the Western Australia Government, Shire of Derby, Western Australia Police Force, media outlets and other emergency services to keep you informed of what is occurring and when it is occurring via the Shire of Derby social media page and media.

This essential training is vital to maintain Australia’s world-class military capability. 

We thank you for supporting this training.

Should you become concerned about any activity during this training exercise, please contact the Defence Joint Operations Support Services – Western Australia team via email at



12 July 2024 – 28 July 2024


Western Australia