Australian International Airshow

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The Australian International Airshow, also known as Avalon Airshow, is the biggest airshow in the southern hemisphere, attracting visitors from all over the world.

Held every two years, the Airshow brings together aircraft from different defence forces including the US Air Force, the US Navy as well as the Royal Australian Air Force in a spectacular display of tactic and prowess.

Australian International Airshow 2017, Avalon Airport

Every 2nd year the show is held at Avalon Airport, just a 1 hour drive from the Melbourne CBD. The program for the Australian International Airshow is categorised into three sections: the Friday program, the Weekend Program and the Exhibition Program.

The Friday program includes amazing public flight displays from 3pm and well into the night, closing at about 9pm. The Night Alight spectacular is also an awesome activity to watch. The Weekend Program boasts of jaw-dropping flying displays coupled with ground displays on each day of the airshow. There is an arena set aside where visitors can enjoy the re-enactments from years gone by. These displays are on all day, so visitors can spend ample time witnessing first-hand the remarkable strides that have been made today.

The Exhibition Programs is open for exhibitors and professionals in the industry only, and entry into the exhibition pavilion is restricted to professionals over 16 years of age.

Public Transport Victoria offers transport to and from Avalon Airport over the period of the Australian International Airshow. For those driving, use the Princes Freeway to get to the airport from Melbourne where you will be directed to the ample parking space which is a short walking distance from the airshow entry point.

The Australian International Airshow will deliver one of the most exciting and diverse flying display programs ever seen in Australia.

Australian International Airshow Information

Avalon Airport
Beach Road,
Lara, VIC
  Event Dates:
3 - 5 March 2017
  Event Times:
Gates open to the public:
Friday: 2.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am
Sunday: 8.00am
Phone: (03) 5282 0500
Email: [email protected]
 Ticket Prices/Admission:
Adult (15yrs+): $65
Concession: $50
Child (5-14 yrs): $30
Children (Under 5yrs): Free
Family Ticket (2Ad + 4Ch: $130
Extra child (5-14yrs): $10

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    • Hi Melinda,

      General admission ticket pricing is as follows:
      Adult (15yrs+): $65
      Concession: $50
      Child (5-14 yrs): $30
      Children (Under 5yrs): Free
      Family Ticket (2Ad + 4Ch: $130
      Extra child (5-14yrs): $10


    • Hi John,

      I am not aware of any camping sites in or around Avalon. I suppose this is because the biggest attraction is the airbase and there isn’t much else to see around there.

      If you are willing to travel 20 mins to the airshow, then Geelong would be your best bet. If you have time to travel a little further, there are some beautiful campgrounds at Ocean Grove and Queenscliffe. If you enjoy the beach, I would stay down there.

      Otherwise, if you are looking for a bush setting, you will need to travel further north-west to the Brisbane Ranges National Park. Camping bookings must be made in advance.


  • Hi,

    I am unable to locate the appropriate link for the gold pass tickets for the Avalon 2017 show. Could you please point me in the right direction?