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The Australian International Airshow is returning in 2023 – everything you need to know

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There’s no show like the Airshow! The Australian International Airshow is returning to Avalon Airport in March 2023. Bigger and better than ever, there will be plenty on offer for ticket holders, both in the air and on the ground, with hundreds of military and civilian planes flying all weekend, refreshed food and beverage offerings, and live entertainment.

Unlike previous years, Australian International Airshow 2023 tickets cannot be purchased at the gate and must be pre-purchased online. Find out more about how to purchase tickets below.

Australian International Airshow 2023

  • March 3, 2023, Avalon Airport, Lara VIC
  • March 4, 2023, Avalon Airport, Lara VIC
  • March 5, 2023, Avalon Airport, Lara VIC

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday 13 October 2022 @ 12pm (AEDT)

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Having entertained attendees of all ages since 1992, The AIRSHOW is the biggest aviation, aerospace, and defence exposition in the southern hemisphere. This March, performers from Australia and around the world will converge on Avalon to put on jaw-dropping aerial displays. Jet fighters, strike bombers and heavy lift leviathans will be joined in the sky by attack helicopters for a series of breathtaking routines and simulated combat manoeuvres.

There will also be plenty of action on the ground, with attendees being able to get up close and personal with an incredible array of static aircraft.

To celebrate its much anticipated return, the event is offering event greater value for ticket holders! For the first time ever, children 15 years and under are FREE, making it the perfect day out for the whole family. All parking will also be FREE.

This year, attendees also have the option of purchasing a Gold Pass Grandstand ticket. Gold Pass Grandstand tickets include a grandstand reserved seat closest to the runway action, private Gold Pass enclosure and facilities (exclusive food outlets, bar and dining area), an Airshow 2023 Gold Pass Cap and early access to the Airshow site from 9am on the Friday! Note that Gold Pass Grandstand tickets are based on the seat cost and as such, there is no child price ticket available.  

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Travelling to the Australian International Airshow

Located at Avalon Airport, near Geelong, there are a number of transport options to get to the AIRSHOW. It is recommended that patrons utilise public transport to travel.

You can travel to the AIRSHOW via V/Line – catch the train from Geelong or Melbourne (via the Southern Cross line) to Lara station. Shuttle busses will be available from the Lara station to take patrons directly to the AIRSHOW entrance. The same process will be in operation to assist patrons getting home.

Avalon Airport is located on the Princes Freeway, between Geelong and Melbourne. Acces by car is easy with the route well sign posted. Once at the AIRSHOW site, traffic marshals will direct vehicles to car parking areas which are free for event attendees.

SkyBus meets every major flight at Avalon Airport operating fast airport transfers direct to and from Melbourne, Werribee and Geelong.

Patrons can travel on the Spirit of Tasmania to Geelong. Departing nightly from Spirit of Tasmania Quay, Geelong and Devonport in Tasmania’s north west, the twin ships offer passengers a unique sailing experience combined with the convenience of brining their own vehicles.

More information about travelling to the AIRSHOW can be found here.

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All Australian International Airshow 2023 tickets will be digital

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All tickets purchased through Ticketmaster*** are now digital, meaning you can easily access your tickets on your phone via the Ticketmaster app or mobile web browser via Ticketmaster.com.au, add them straight to your phone’s ticket wallet, and share them with your friends and family. 

***All tickets are digital except Collector Tickets (see below for more info)

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Get to know Ticketmaster’s Smart Queue!

We expect that tickets to the Australian International Airshow 2023 will be in high demand, and to make the process fair for everyone you may be placed in a queue.

We recommend signing into your Ticketmaster account at least 10 minutes before tickets go on sale to save your spot and join the Pre-Queue waiting room.

Please note: The time you join the Waiting Room does not determine your place in the Smart Queue.


Once you get your spot in the queue, please do not refresh your browser as you will be pushed to the end of the line.

We will get you through the queue as quickly as possible, so please sit tight.

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How many Australian International Airshow tickets can I buy?

There is a ticket limit of 9 (nine) tickets per customer for all customers.

Group tickets are available for Groups of 10+ (available from General Public on sale).

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How do I buy accessible tickets?

Fans who require accessible tickets can purchase these through the General Public page. Please select the number of wheelchair, accessible, and/or companion card tickets you would like to purchase to view the ‘Best Available’ seating currently available.

Accessible seats (including Companion Cards) can be purchased during the presales via Customer Service if you can quote a relevant password.

Accessible seating, both during presales and the general public sale period, can also be requested via our Accessible Booking form. Please be sure to include your relevant presale code with your request if wanting to make a booking during the presale period.

If you need to talk to a Customer Service Representative, please call 1300 446 925. Please note, this phone number is reserved for patrons with accessibility requirements and companion cardholders and can not process any other ticketing requests.

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Want a memento? Grab a collector ticket

Want a memento to remember your experience? When selecting your tickets make sure you choose the Collector Ticket option to receive your Australian International Airshow unique souvenir.

A collector ticket is a souvenir, 3D-style ticket which not only gets you into the event, it also serves as a treasured keepsake to be kept well after the tournament is over.

Collector tickets are only made available for selected events and can be purchased through the normal purchase processes – be sure to select a “Collector Ticket” when choosing your ticket type.

Collector tickets can only be delivered to fans via mail, and cannot be sent as Print-at-Home or E-Tickets, or collected from outlets or the venue. Collector Tickets are not available to those without a valid Australian address. You must provide an Australian postal address to receive Collector Tickets.

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Make sure you have a My Ticketmaster account

Get the basics covered before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. If you don’t have a Ticketmaster Account then make sure you sign up in advance – Ticketmaster.com.au.

Sign into your My Ticketmaster account ahead of time

Remember to triple check your passwords, account information, and billing information are all filled in correctly in advance, that way you’re not facing any last-minute account updates when trying to process your order.

Keep an eye on the clock

There will be a time limit applied to all transactions as you are progressed through the ticket purchasing stages. Remember to keep an eye on the timer on your screen and move through the processing pages as quickly as possible (this is even easier when you’ve completed the account set-up stage we mentioned above).

Don’t refresh your screen

Stick to one window while you’re in the Waiting Room and when you’re being pushed through the Smart Queue and always resist the urge to refresh.

Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game. Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

Please remember Australian International Airshow 2023 tickets cannot be purchased at the gate and must be pre-purchased online.

The Australian International Airshow will transform Avalon Airport from 3 March until 5 March 2023. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.