The State of Victoria is where Australia’s first aviators took to the sky and is the birthplace of the Royal Australian Air Force.
The Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition is staged at Avalon Airport, less than an hour's drive from Victoria's vibrant capital city, Melbourne, and only 20 minutes drive from the State's largest provincial centre, Geelong.
Melbourne is a lively, cosmopolitan city, set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. The CBD provides an endless array of dining, entertainment and cultural opportunities and an abundance of accommodation options to suit all tastes.
The show's host city, Geelong, overlooks picturesque Corio Bay and is the gateway to the Surf and Shipwreck Coasts. It is en route to the scenic Great Ocean Road and home to a number of world-class wineries and vineyards. Geelong boasts a vibrant restaurant district and a range of accommodation facilities.
Victoria, in general, and the Geelong region, in particular, have long-standing reputations for excellence in advanced manufacturing, complex engineering and high-technology industries.