Guide to the Australian International Airshow Avalon 2023
Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled experience at the Avalon Air Show. Here's your ultimate guide to the three-day festival.
Prepare your crew for landing. The Australian International Airshow is touching down at Avalon Airport from 3 to 5 March. The 2023 aerospace spectacular will bring a fleet of fantastic flying machines to Victoria for the first time in four years, after the 2021 show was grounded due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Australian International Airshow is the biggest aviation, aerospace and defence exposition in the southern hemisphere, and this year’s festival of flight is set to be the biggest and most breathtaking yet, with the action-packed three-day event promising jaw-dropping entertainment, both in the sky and on the ground.
More than 60 years after the first air display was held at Avalon in 1957, the 2023 event will showcase state-of-the-art military jets performing death-defying stunts, precision pilots slicing through the air and vintage planes flying in formation, where spectators can revel in the open-air museum of more than 370 aircraft from Australia and abroad.
CEO of AMDA Foundation Limited (organisers of the event), Justin Giddings, says the 2023 Airshow will look a little different this year, offering a more interactive experience for kids and families and an electric night out for the younger crowd, as well as plenty of airs and graces for aviation enthusiasts. There will also be a bolstered food and beverage offering.
“Airshow favourites, including the incredible Wall of Fire display, are back along with some incredible new aerial attractions. We’re creating a whole new entertainment offering too: stay tuned for details on how we’ll be kicking off the weekend,” he said.
The event has a strong focus on military aviation, featuring aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force, United States Navy and the United States Air Force, as well as the Royal Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force and, for the first time ever this year, the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) Black Eagles.
From where to buy tickets to event parking and flight timetables, here's your ultimate guide to what's in store, plus how to plan your day at the Australian International Airshow 2023.