Williamtown Aerospace Partners

Principal Partners

Drayton Group

Drayton Group Pty Ltd is a Hunter-based builder specialising in commercial and industrial construction throughout NSW. The Drayton Group of companies was established in 1986 and it has continually expanded to become a thriving, versatile, multi award winning construction business. The company has enjoyed steady growth and developed a reputation for excellence and honesty in construction and service provision, as well as industrial stability. It has constructed over $500 million of industrial, retail, and commercial buildings since inception and its client-focused, relationship-building approach has been the backbone of its success.

Drayton Group - Design, Construction, Management

Hunter Defence

Promoting Hunter Defence industry expertise to drive manufacturing, supply
and sustainment opportunities to the region.



University of Newcastle

University of Newcastle

With research strengths in health and medicine, engineering, science, and energy and the environment, the University of Newcastle is the most research intensive university in Australia outside of a metropolitan area.

Our success is founded on a commitment to leadership that meets the world stage with excellence and returns global knowledge and expertise back to the region.


Swiss 8 logo

Swiss 8

Swiss 8 is a health promotion charity, founded by Australian armed forces combat veterans.

The digital program teaches veterans and civilians alike, how to implement 8 core principles of health and lifestyle. This research-based application (app) is designed to reduce anxiety and help you and your workforce, get motivated and be better at life.

In a world where mental ill-health kills 6 times more soldiers than war, Swiss 8 exists so veterans can stop burying their mates.

To disrupt the current (reactive) mental health care model, Swiss 8 has built a proactive mental health app. The app teaches users to build a healthy routine around 8 aspects of health and lifestyle. Fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, sleep, time management, minimalism, personal growth and discipline.

Swiss 8 has partnered with the University of Newcastle to review the app’s rollout and results and continually improve it as an intervention for anxiety and depression.

The app will be free for veterans and available to the general public on subscription. It is available for download now through the AppStore or Google play store.


Wings Magazine / RAAFA Publications

RAAFANSW Publications Pty Ltd, trading as RAAFA Publications, is a not-for-profit company that is fully owned by the NSW Division of the Air Force Association.  Established since October 2014, we publish annual ‘Welcome to’ handbooks for the RAAF Bases at Williamtown, Richmond and Glenbrook in NSW, and Edinburgh in SA.  A recent addition to our publications is Wings, the official magazine of the Air Force Association, published quarterly.


Hunter Net

HunterNet is widely recognised within Australian manufacturing and academia as the most successful industry ‘cluster’ of its type nationally. The organisation involves over 200 companies, active in national and international infrastructure and asset management, energy and resources, defence and advanced manufacturing supply chains. Through its membership, HunterNet represents over 70,000 employees.


Regional Development Australia (RDA) – Hunter

Working in partnership with business and regional organisations, Regional Development Australia (RDA) – Hunter works to develop an economic and commercial environment that will ensure the sustainable growth of the Hunter Region.


Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

The Department of Industry is the NSW Governments business development agency. The Department of Industry works with business to strengthen the States global competitiveness, promote investment and job creation and build business capability.


Fly Pelican Newcastle

Pelican Airlines

Pelican Airlines to commence Air Services between Canberra and Newcastle

Pelican Airlines (FlyPelican) will be commencing direct regular public transport air services between Canberra and Newcastle from 27th April 2015.

FlyPelican operate a fleet of 19 seat, pressurised BAE Jetstream 32 aircraft that will operate on the Canberra to Newcastle service. Canberra / Newcastle has been without an air service for over 16 months and FlyPelican are looking forward to reinstating this critical link.

Current driving times can be as much as five or six hours one way. FlyPelican will have you at your destination in just over an hour with the option of returning home the same day after a full days business or pleasure. This service is in high demand and FlyPelican has now re-opened the gateway to the Williamtown NSW , RAAF Base, home of the nation’s main fighter pilot training base, and future home of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning aircraft.

FlyPelican services from Canberra to Newcastle will commence on the 27th of April 2015, with two return flights per day Monday to Friday and a return flight on a Sunday afternoon.



The Varley Group is a diversified engineering company providing first class products, service and workmanship to a broad range of major industries locally, nationally and internationally.


Mercure Hotel Newcastle Airport

Mercure Hotel - Newcastle Airport

The hotel boasts 95 newly built, contemporary guest accommodation rooms ranging from King, Twin and Family rooms – the perfect location for the discerning traveller, families or guests resting during their journey.

Mercure Newcastle Airport will be the only hotel located in the Newcastle Airport precinct – a well-connected gateway to Newcastle, Port Stephens and Hunter Valley.


Bohemia Interactive Simulations

Bohemia Interactive is a global leader in military training simulation. They provide many of the world’s premiere militaries with high-fidelity, cost-effective technologies for tactical military training.

Bohemia Interactive’s flagship training product, Virtual Battlespace (VBS), is an industry standard in game-based simulation, and is used by the majority of NATO partners for daily tactical training and mission rehearsal.

Williamtown Aerospace Centre is home to the Australian headquarters of Bohemia Interactive. They also have offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Poland.


Central Beans Cafe

Central Beans Cafe Located Building E, 1.01 Technology Place Williamtown

Our Cafe is open Monday – Friday 6am-3pm ready to cater for all your daily food needs which are in house made from local suppliers.

We offer a wide range of Catering options for any event, Morning Tea, Meetings, Lunch etc (no Job too small)

We are a local family business Proudly Serving the Award winning Hennessy Coffee

Newcastle Airport Limited (NAL)

Located in the heart of Williamtown Aerospace Centre, Newcastle Airport is one of Australia’s fastest growing airports and offers easy access to Australian capital cities and regional centres.


ADW Johnson

Australian owned and managed, ADW Johnson has experienced significant growth and success over the last decade. Their multi-disciplinary approach and drive to excel in service and project delivery has enabled them to forge strong relationships with multinational, national and locally based clients.


Bolte Civil

The scope of civil works and types of projects undertaken by Bolte Civil is diverse and continually expanding. We have delivered projects including major infrastructure, road construction plus many others.


Douglas Partners

Local and national consultants, specialise in geotechnical and environmental engineering, groundwater and earthworks testing, carried out site investigations for the Williamtown Aerospace Centre. Providing advice on foundation selection and design, soil consolidation and ground improvement works, acid sulphate soil treatment, design of pavements for roads and heavy duty areas, groundwater management and earthworks/site preparation.