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


Astra Aerolab is a globally significant Defence and Aerospace precinct being developed on 76 hectares of prime land in Port Stephens. It directly adjoins the thriving Newcastle Airport and the RAAF Base Williamtown, Australia’s primary Defence Fighter Base and home to the country’s new fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters.

Astra Aerolab will become the pre-eminent space for innovation in aviation, defence and aerospace-related manufacturing, maintenance, research and education. We’re creating a space where people will want to be – where businesses and people can connect and experience a strong sense of community. Remarkable is our minimum standard.

With four of the 57 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters already at the Williamtown RAAF base, we are seeing an unprecedented investment in the defence and aerospace industries – both public and private – in and around the precinct location.

Astra Aerolab has secured significant public investment and support from all levels of government, which will ultimately deliver 5,500 new jobs and global connectivity. Stage 1 construction works commenced in early 2019.

Convenience and ease, access to world-best education and learning, remarkable spaces and experiences make this a new kind of place. A place where the world’s best talent meets a unique combination of advanced technology, airport connectivity and outstanding lifestyle.

Together we will take the aerospace industry to new heights.


Direct airside access, adjoining RAAF Base Williamtown, Australia’s primary Defence Fighter Base


National and international connectivity through Newcastle Airport


An already established defence and aerospace ecosystem


A regional population of 700,000, offering affordable living, a superior coastal lifestyle and close proximity to Newcastle’s CBD and major towns


A completely unique onsite experience and optimised workspace – delivering the best possible conditions for innovation and excellence.

Our team are here to talk about how Astra Aerolab could meet your needs.