Branch Australian Army
Part of 16th Aviation Brigade
Headquarters Holsworthy Barracks
The 6th Aviation Regiment is one of the Australian Army's three Army Aviation regiments and was raised on 1 March 2008 to provide air mobility for the Australian Defence Force's special forces units.
The 6th Aviation Regiment, equipped with S70A Blackhawk helicopters, forms part of the 16th Aviation Brigade and is headquartered at Luscombe Army Airfield, Holsworthy Barracks, Sydney which was vacated by 161 Recce Squadron in 1995.
In November 2009, the Australian Army transferred all fixed wing surveillance aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force. 173 Surveillance Squadron subsequently re-equipped with the Kiowa Light Utility Helicopter and re-roled as an Advanced Training Squadron for future ARH Tiger and MRH-90 pilots with a name change to 173rd Aviation Squadron. In 2013, the Squadron converted to Blackhawk helicopters.
The regiment comprises:
Notable operations include: