Australian Defence Force training in New South Wales waters
Australian Defence Force personnel will conduct maritime counter-terrorism training in Sydney Harbour and New South Wales coastal waters from the Central Coast to Jervis Bay from February to December 2022.
The training will be conducted during the day and night.
The public should not be alarmed if they see or hear military watercraft, vehicles, unmanned aerial surveillance systems and military personnel carrying weapons.
Blank and paint ammunition 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. It is not a part of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 response. The training is being conducted in a manner that accounts for COVID-19 restrictions and 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.