Hunter Region & Central Coast: Defence force infrastructure and ADF personnel in the region
It is estimated that more than 4,000 Defence and contractor personnel are employed within the region. Supporting regionally-based and interstate troops is a significant level of defence-related infrastructure within the region.
RAAF Base Williamtown
The Royal Australian Air Force’s RAAF Base Williamtown is 30kms north of Newcastle. It is home to most of our Hornet and Hawk fighters and several headquarters:
Fighter World is dedicated to preserving the proud history of fighter aircraft operations in the Royal Australian Air Force.
Singleton Military Area
The Australian Army Infantry Museum (AAIM)
The Australian Army Infantry Museum (AAIM) is located outside Singleton Military Area, is the custodian of Infantry Corps history and its customs and traditions. The Museum collection ranges from the colonial armies and their first deployments overseas in the nineteenth century through to today’s twenty first century diggers.
The region is also home to the following regiments:
12/16 Hunter River Lancers (HRL) Muswellbrook,
Defence Reserve Units Bullecourt Barracks, ADAMSTOWN
Army cadets Morisset Rutherford, Toukley, Lake Macquarie
Navy cadets Newcastle
Air force cadets Adamstown