The Australian International Airshow, also known as the 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 tactics and prowess.
2017 Australian International / Avalon Airshow Dates, Tickets & Accommodation
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 ground exhibits, which will be open to the public from 2pm. There will also be public flight displays from 2pm until around 9pm. You will find an exhibition pavilion open betwween 2pm – 5pm.
The Weekend Program boasts of jaw-dropping flying displays between 10am – 4.30pm coupled with ground displays on each day of the airshow.
Attendees should dress appropriately for this outdoor event, with plenty of sunscreen and hats for warm days as there is little shade. Ear plugs are available on site, but it may be necessary to bring your own for younger patrons. Picnics are able to be brought in, however alcohol is not permitted. There will also be plenty of food and drink stalls located inside the venue where you can purchase lunch and a cold drink. If you intend to sit and watch the flying displays, you are also welcome to bring your own chair.
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. Also, why not stay close by in any of the nearby accommodation choices.
The Australian International Airshow will deliver one of the most exciting and diverse flying display programs ever seen in Australia.