Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019

Open Day 2017

Every two years, Australian and US forces come together for a major training exercise. The details of Talisman Sabre 2019 have now been released, and it will take place near Rockhampton. 

Talisman Sabre is designed to train Australian and US Forces in planning and conducting Combined Task Force operations, which will help improve ADF/US Military combat readiness and interoperability. 

The last Open Day held at the Showgrounds in 2017 was a massive success with thousands of people coming through the gates to meet US, Australian and New Zealand troops and check out the latest ADF rotary winged aircraft.

To stay up to date with the latest, make sure you head along to the Department of Defence’s website they’ve set up for the 2019 event with more updates to be posted in the coming months.

 Environment Report

The Environmental Report (ER) for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 (TS19) was released for public review and comment on Friday 12 April. The ER has been prepared to consider the environmental impact of the exercise under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The ER can be downloaded from the TS19 website at http://www.defence.gov.au/Exercises/TS19/envreport.asp.

Defence is seeking comment from interested parties either through the ‘contact us’ page on the TS19 website or directly to hqjoc.exenvmgt@defence.gov.au.

While Defence will continue to receive and consider comments until the exercise commences on 11 July 2019, any comments received prior to 17 May 2019 will be addressed in a further report. This consultation report will also be published on the TS19 website for general information.