The Rathmines Catalina Festival is held each year to commemorate the rich history of the WW2 RAAF Base. Proceeds from the Festival support the Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park Association Inc. endeavours to erect a Memorial Museum with a static Catalina display on the site.

The Catalina Flying Memorial Ltd is bringing back to Australia one of the last airworthy examples of this aircraft and it is proposed to be based at Rathmines, Lake Macquarie NSW.

The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc (HARS) is a not-for-profit organisation and was formed in 1979 by a group of aviation enthusiasts interested in the preservation of Australian aviation history.