Australia Day 2023: RAAF flypasts schedule, times and locations

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Australia is celebrating its national day on January 26, 2023. There’s plenty of conversation for and against commemorating Australia Day but aviation enthusiasts can all agree that watching the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) flypasts is worth catching.

Here’s a list of RAAF flypast events for Australia Day 2023

All of these take place on Thursday, January 26, 2023 with the first flypast starting at 08:15 local time, and the last one at 18:10 local time.

Flying is subject to variables including air traffic control requirements, weather, and operational availability.

Australia Day 2023 RAAF flypast schedule for Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Where: Rond Terrace Canberra
Time: 09:25 
Aircraft: C-130J Hercules

Australia Day 2023 RAAF flypast schedules for New South Wales (NSW)

Where: Governor Phillip Park, George St Windsor, NSW
Time: 17:30
Aircraft: C-130J Hercules

Where: Riverside Park Raymond Terrace, Nelson Bay, NSW
Time: 12:30
Aircraft: E-7A Wedgetail

Where: Riverside Park Raymond Terrace, Raymond Terrace, NSW
Time: 12:35
Aircraft:  E-7A Wedgetail

Where: Sydney Harbour Bridge
Time: 12:02
Aircraft: F-35A Lightning II

Australia Day 2023 RAAF flypast schedules for Northern Territory (NT)

Where: Stuart Highway, Katherine, NT Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Cultural Centre
Time: 11:00
Aircraft: F-35A Lightning II

Where: The Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
Time: 12:00
Aircraft: F-35A Lightning II

Australia Day 2023 RAAF flypast schedules for Victoria (VIC)

Where: Government House, Kings Domain, Melbourne, VIC
Time: 12:15 
Aircraft: Roulettes

Where: Geelong Festival of Sails, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, VIC
Time: 15:00
Aircraft: 1 x Pilatus PC-21 or Roulettes (TBC)

Australia Day 2023 RAAF flypast schedules for Western Australia (WA)

Where: Rankin Gardens, Subiaco, WA
Time: 08:15
Aircraft: Pilatus PC-21

Australia Day 2023 RAAF flypast schedules for South Australia (SA)


Where: Elder Park, Adelaide
Time: 18:00
Aircraft: P-8A Poseidon

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