The Royal Australian Air Force is proud to have been a part of the Hunter since the late 1930s when the Defence Practice Area was first designated at Williamtown. Defence looks forward to continuing its positive relationship with the local community. It is Air Force's intent that RAAF Base Williamtown remain as the nation’s main fighter pilot training base, and it will house most of the planned F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning aircraft.
RAAF Base Williamtown is the home base for the tactical fighter element of the Air Combat Group (ACG) and the Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) element of Surveillance and Response Group (SRG). The following squadrons are based at Williamtown:
Air Force is conducting a trial to better inform local communities of our fast jet flying activities. You can view the map of our Royal Australian Air Force Aircraft Flying Area, Williamtown
Homeowners should be familiar with their local Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) maps , which provides the best information about aircraft noise. ANEF maps are based on the most common flight paths and are created for development purposes. Read more
RAAF Base Williamtown makes a considerable contribution to the local Hunter community.
Capital Works - last 10 years
Future Capital Works – next 10 years
Social value to the local community
The Williamtown Consultative Forum is an important information sharing and co-ordination forum for the three levels of government and elected community representatives to raise strategic issues associated with RAAF Base Williamtown and the Salt Ash Air Weapons Range.
Follow this link for minutes of meetings of the Williamtown Consultative Forum:
RAAF Base Williamtown has established the Williamtown Advisory Group to facilitate links with local residents.
To view major training exercises and flying activities see www.airforce.gov.au/flyingoperations
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