Counter terrorism activities at East Sale

AUSTRALIA Defence Force personnel will conduct counter terrorism response training activities will be conducted in and around RAAF Base East Sale between July 30 and August 17.

Training activities will also be undertaken in and around Melbourne.

Helicopters will be used during the course of the training which may result in some noise disturbance in training areas.

The Australian Defence Force will make every effort to minimise the disruption to local residents while providing realistic training for its members, and will ensure that the training will not impact on the safety of the community.

The training is conducted to provide a realistic test of Australian Defence Force skills and interoperability with supporting agencies in the form of emergency response scenarios.

The Australian Defence Force would like to thank local residents and businesses for their continued support and patience during this important training activity.

The Victorian Police and local authorities were consulted prior to the conduct of the training.