Fleet

National Fleet

NAFC contracts approximately 150 aircraft on behalf of state and territory governments. This fleet is supplemented by additional state owned and state contracted aircraft hired to meet peak demand across Australia. In total more than 500 aircraft, provided by over 150 operators, are available for firefighting across Australia.

Aircraft counts and locations vary from time to time as the fleet balance is adjusted and individual airframes are updated or replaced.

Aircraft Types
The contracted fleet is primarily made up of types listed in this booklet and shown in this poster


Current fleet
Aircraft contracted to NAFC on behalf of the States and Territories for the 2021/2022 season, as at 8 Sept 2021. (Does not show aircraft which may result from procurement processes still active)

Airframe TypeAircraft TypePrimary Service RoleOperatorNominated Operational Base
Bell 412RW - T2FirebombingUnited AeroHume ACT
Eurocopter AS350 B3RW - T3Specialist Intelligence GatheringMicrofliteHume ACT
Bell 412RW - T2WinchingUnited AeroHume ACT
TBC - Large AirtankerFW - LATFirebombingCoulson AviationRichmond NSW
BA Avro 146-RJ85FW - LATFirebombingField AirRichmond/Dubbo NSW
Gulfstream 695AFW - LAT AASAAS PlatformAGAIRRichmond NSW
Rockwell 690BFW - LAT AASAAS PlatformAGAIRRichmond/Dubbo NSW
Bell 206 L3 LongrangerRW - T3AAS PlatformUnited AeroCamden NSW
Air Tractor AT-802 FirebossFW - T4 - SEAT Self-fillFirebombingPays Air ServiceGrafton NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingSkycroppersGriffith NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingKennedyWagga Wagga NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingFred FaheyCowra NSW
Cessna 182FW - RecceAAS PlatformFleet HelicoptersArmidale NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingFred FaheyCowra NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingPays Air ServiceScone NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAircairMoree NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAircairMoree NSW
Cessna 182FW - RecceAAS PlatformCurtisCamden NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingPays Air ServiceScone NSW
Eurocopter AS350 B3RW - T3FirebombingUnited AeroCamden NSW
MBB-BK 117 C-2 EC 145RW - T2WinchingTrue NorthGrafton NSW
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermottKempsey NSW
Boeing CH-47D ChinookRW - T1 HVFirebombingCoulson Bankstown NSW
EH-60A BlackhawkRW - T1FirebombingTouchdownBankstown NSW
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermottWarnervale NSW
Bell 412RW - T2WinchingKestrelCessnock NSW
Bell 412SPRW - T2WinchingSydney HelicoptersPenrith NSW
Bell 204BRW - T2FirebombingSkyhookSalamander Bay NSW
Bell 412SPRW - T2FirebombingSydney HelicoptersPenrith NSW
Bell 412SP BLRRW - T2FirebombingUnited AeroCamden NSW
MBB-BK 117 C-2 EC 145RW - T2WinchingTrue NorthTumut NSW
Bell 412RW - T2WinchingKestrelMoruya NSW
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingXO AviationBatchelor NT
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingXO AviationBatchelor NT
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingXO AviationBatchelor NT
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingXO AviationBatchelor NT
Aerospatiale AS350 BARW - T3Prescribed BurningUnited AeroJabiru NT
Eurocopter EC130 B4RW - T3AAS PlatformAerotech HelicoptersBatchelor NT
Eurocopter EC130 B4RW - T3FirebombingAerotech HelicoptersBatchelor NT
Bombardier Q400ATFW - LATFirebombingField AirBundaberg QLD
Aero Commander 690AFW - LAT AASAAS PlatformAGAIRBundaberg QLD
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingPrecision MeandarraToowoomba QLD
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingPrecision MeandarraToowoomba QLD
Aero Commander 500-SFW - RecceAAS PlatformKennedyToowoomba QLD
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationToowoomba QLD
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationToowoomba QLD
Aerospatiale AS355 F1 (Twin)RW - T3AAS PlatformMcDermott AviationToowoomba QLD
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationBundaberg QLD
Aerospatiale AS355 F1 (Twin)RW - T3AAS PlatformMcDermott AviationBundaberg QLD
Cessna 208B CaravanFW - RecceAAS PlatformAerotech 1st responseClaremont SA
TBC - Light Fixed WingFW - RecceAAS PlatformAerotech 1st responseClaremont SA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responsePort Lincoln SA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responsePort Lincoln SA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseMount Gambier SA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseMount Gambier SA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont SA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont SA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont SA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont SA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont SA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont SA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseHoyleton SA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseHoyleton SA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont SA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAerotech 1st responseClaremont SA
Eurocopter EC130 B4RW - T3AAS PlatformAerotech HelicoptersClaremont SA
Eurocopter AS350 B3RW - T3AAS PlatformAerotech HelicoptersClaremont SA
Eurocopter AS350 B3RW - T3AAS PlatformAerotech HelicoptersHoyleton SA
Eurocopter AS350 BARW - T3AAS PlatformHelifarmMt Gambier SA
Aerospatiale AS350 BARW - T3AAS PlatformUnited AeroPort Lincoln SA
Eurocopter AS350 BARW - T3AAS PlatformAerotech HelicoptersHoyleton SA
Aerospatiale AS350 BARW - T3AAS PlatformHelifarmMt Gambier SA
Aerospatiale AS350 BARW - T3AAS PlatformUnited AeroPort Lincoln SA
UH-60A+ BlackhawkRW - T1FirebombingAerotech HelicoptersClaremont SA
UH-60A+ BlackhawkRW - T1FirebombingAerotech HelicoptersClaremont SA
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationHobart TAS
Aerospatiale AS355 F1 (Twin)RW - T3AAS PlatformMcDermott AviationHobart TAS
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationHobart TAS
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationLaunceston TAS
Aerospatiale AS355 F1 (Twin)RW - T3AAS PlatformMcDermott AviationLaunceston TAS
Kawasaki BK117 B2RW - T2WinchingHelitreck - TreckedCambridge TAS
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationLaunceston TAS
Eurocopter AS350 B2RW - T3Specialist Intelligence GatheringMicrofliteCambridge TAS
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingField AirCambridge TAS
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingField AirCambridge TAS
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEAT Self-fillFirebombingKennedyCambridge TAS
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEAT Self-fillFirebombingKennedyCambridge TAS
Bombardier Q400ATFW - LATFirebombingField AirAvalon VIC
BA Avro 146-RJ85FW - LATFirebombingField AirAvalon VIC
Aero Commander 690AFW - LAT AASAAS PlatformAGAIRAvalon VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRStawell VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRStawell VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRNhill (moveable) VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRNhill (moveable) VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingField AirOuyen (moveable) VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingField AirOuyen (moveable) VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRCasterton VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRCasterton VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingField AirHamilton VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingField AirHamilton VIC
PSL Warszawa M18TFW - T4FirebombingAlpine AirworkBenambra VIC
PSL Warszawa M18TFW - T4FirebombingAlpine AirworkBenambra VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingField AirBairnsdale VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingField AirBairnsdale VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingPays Air ServiceMansfield VIC
Air Tractor AT-802 FirebossFW - T4 - SEAT Self-fillFirebombingPays Air ServiceAlbury VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRStawell VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingAGAIRStawell VIC
Cessna 337GFW - RecceAAS PlatformAGAIRStawell VIC
Pilatus BN2B-26 IslanderFW - RecceAAS PlatformAlpine AirworkBairnsdale VIC
Cessna 208B CaravanFW - RecceAAS PlatformPays Air ServiceAlbury VIC
Cessna 208B CaravanFW - RecceAAS PlatformPays Air ServiceHamilton VIC
Aerospatiale Industries AS350 FX2RW - T3AAS PlatformProfessional HelicopterMoorabbin VIC
Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3RW - T3AAS PlatformMicrofliteOvens VIC
Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3ERW - T3AAS PlatformMicrofliteBairnsdale VIC
Aerospatiale Industries AS350 FX2RW - T3AAS PlatformProfessional HelicopterBendigo VIC
Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3ERW - T3Specialist Intelligence GatheringMicrofliteMoorabbin VIC
Aerospatiale Industries AS350 FX2RW - T3AAS PlatformProfessional HelicopterColac VIC
Aerospatiale Industries AS350 BARW - T3AAS PlatformPaton AirMansfield VIC
Eurocopter AS350 B2RW - T3AAS PlatformMicrofliteBallarat VIC
Eurocopter AS350 B3RW - T3FirebombingPaton AirBenalla VIC
Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3RW - T3FirebombingMicrofliteShepparton VIC
Eurocopter AS350 B3RW - T3FirebombingOsborne AviationLatrobe Valley VIC
Aerospatiale Industries AS350 B2RW - T3FirebombingForest Air HelicoptersJindera / Ovens VIC
Bell 412EPRW - T2FirebombingKestrel AviationOvens VIC
Bell 412EPRW - T2FirebombingKestrel AviationHeyfield VIC
Bell 204BRW - T2FirebombingForest Air HelicoptersHealesville VIC
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationBendigo VIC
Bell 412EPRW - T2FirebombingMicrofliteMoorabbin VIC
Bell 412RW - T2FirebombingMicrofliteNorth West VIC
Bell 212RW - T2FirebombingKestrel AviationLatrobe Valley VIC
Bell 412RW - T2FirebombingKestrel AviationMangalore VIC
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationColac VIC
Bell 212RW - T2FirebombingMicrofliteBacchus Marsh VIC
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingDunn AviationAlbany WA
Air Tractor AT-802FW - T4 - SEATFirebombingDunn AviationAlbany WA
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationJandakot WA
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationJandakot WA
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationJandakot WA
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationJandakot WA
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationBusselton WA
Bell 214B-1RW - T2FirebombingMcDermott AviationBusselton WA
Aerospatiale AS355 F1 (Twin)RW - T3AAS PlatformMcDermott AviationJandakot WA
Eurocopter AS365 N3RW - T2Specialist Intelligence GatheringMcDermott AviationJandakot WA
Eurocopter AS365 N2RW - T2AAS PlatformMcDermott AviationJandakot WA
UH-60A BlackhawkRW - T1FirebombingUnited AeroSerpentine WA
EH-60A BlackhawkRW - T1FirebombingUnited AeroSerpentine WA