The Avalon Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence Exposition is a global business, defence and aviation event, attracting senior aerospace, defence and civil aviation industry, military and government decision-makers from around the world.
Incorporating an international industry exhibition, aircraft static displays, specialist conference program, VIP delegation to business engagement, networking, careers & skills education and weekend public airshow spectacular, Avalon is the largest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
A biennial event, Avalon 2023 broke records across the board.
Strongly supported by the Royal Australian Air Force, State Government of Victoria and the City of Greater Geelong, Avalon will next be held at Avalon Airport from 25-30 March 2025.
"Avalon is one of the premier events on the Defence calendar."
"In part it is because the airshow is a truly remarkable display of air and space capabilities from here at home and around the world."
The Hon Richard Marles MP, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Minister for Defence.
"International relations are built on trust and it's the personal connections that you make at events such as Avalon that allow you to pick up a phone and resolve an issue before it becomes a crisis."
Air Marshal Robert Chipman, AM, CSC, Chief of Air Force.
“(Avalon 2023) is a great opportunity to demonstrate to the Australian public, defence industry and other senior leaders from around the world, our fifth generation leading technology and also to discuss what’s around the corner, what our emerging technologies are and to see the art of the possible."
Royal Australian Air Force Air Commodore Scott Winchester, Director General Australian International Airshow.
"Avalon was created to be a meeting hub, a catalyst for the sort of engagement that creates partnerships and ideas. This week felt like industry has direction and opportunities to pursue, that Australian companies are starting to feel like it is worth stepping forward and investing in capability."
Justin Giddings, CEO of AMDA Foundation (Avalon 2023 organiser).
Applications are now open to secondary students and teachers from around Australia to attend an all-expenses paid trip to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Space Camp in the United States.
Four Australian students have been awarded the 2023 Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship to spend a week at Space Camp USA.
Northrop Grumman Australia’s newly-modernised Brisbane Maintenance and Modification Centre (BMMC) opened this week, a major facility for the sustainment of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) aviation capability.