Australian Defence Force training in Perth and South West during March

The Australian Defence Force will be conducting training in Perth and the South West during March.

This routine training is designed to provide a realistic test of ADF skills, working together with State and Federal agencies in the form of emergency response scenarios.

The Police and relevant State and Federal agencies are fully aware and involved in this training.

Areas most likely to be affected are Collie, Swanbourne, Joondalup, and Rockingham.

The exercise will involve Army helicopters.

Flights will occur in all conditions across urban and rural areas during the afternoon and evening, generally concluding by 11:30pm.

Some flight paths are necessarily lower than normal and some unavoidable noise may be noticeable for short periods.

The ADF will make every effort to minimise the disruption to local residents and businesses while providing realistic training for its members and State authorities.

This includes rotating training between difference States and areas, and wherever possible, using training venues only once during the training period.

Defence takes extensive measures to inform the public of this training.

Alerts are issued to national, regional and local media.

The training is extensively planned, will be conducted with all relevant safeguards, and poses no danger to the public.

Residents should not be concerned if they hear or see these activities occurring and the unavoidable short-term noise disruption is regretted.

The ADF would like to thank the local residents and businesses for their continued support and cooperation during this important training.

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To provide feedback on the training or to lodge a noise or low flying complaint go to: