Skip to Content

Astra Aerolab

We believe in uplifting people and businesses so they can go higher than otherwise possible.

Uniquely co-located with RAAF Base Williamtown and Newcastle Airport, Astra Aerolab is Australia’s newest defence and aerospace precinct. A one-of-a-kind place, enhancing Australia’s ability to deliver world class sustainment and manufacturing capability to the Defence sector.

The Williamtown location offers unprecedented airside access to the growing RAAF aircraft fleet, including the F-35A Lightning Strike fighter, F/A-18 Hornets and the Boeing E-7A Wedgetail. RAAF Base Williamtown is Australia’s premier fast jet fighter base and the operational and sustainment hub for many of the Australian Air Force’s Air Combat, Surveillance Response and Combat Support Groups.

Astra Aerolab Build Progress

The Astra Aerolab ecosystem will boost businesses ability to access this globally significant defence network. A pre-eminent space for innovation and excellence, Astra Aerolab is a place where industries and people can connect, collaborate and experience a strong sense of community. A place where the world’s best talent meets a unique combination of advanced technology, airport connectivity and outstanding lifestyle.

Astra Aerolab has secured significant investment and support from all levels of government, with Stage 1 civil infrastructure works commenced in early 2019 and now nearing completion.

Special Activation Precinct

Recently announced as a Special Activation Precinct by the NSW State Government, the Williamtown precinct around the RAAF Base and Airport will be given access to streamlined planning and development approvals.
Back to top