Illawarra Regional Airport


Illawarra Regional Airport (IRA)(Wollongong Aerodrome) is a security controlled, licensed airport that is owned and operated by Shellharbour City Council. It is the base for a growing Light Aeronautics Industry, which provides maintenance and engineering services for aircraft ranging from ultra light to medium size turbo prop and jet aircraft.

The Airport provides a cost effective alternative to the Sydney basin airports. It is not encumbered by restricted airspace or air traffic controls, which cause costly delays for aircraft movements. The airport has direct freeway access to Sydney and is adjacent to the South Coast Railway Line to Sydney.

The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) museum and workshop located at the airport is an internationally acclaimed tourist attraction and just one of the many tourist activities that the airport has to offer. For a list of all businesses operating at the airport please refer to the All businesses fact sheet under Related Files.


On 23 June 2015 the Shellharbour City Council endorsed a new Illawarra Regional Airport Strategic and Business Plan.