Heritage Centres

Air Force has a proud heritage. Established in 1921, the Royal Australian Air Force is the second-oldest independent air force in the world. Air Force's regional Heritage Centre displays are designed to professionally display aircraft and objects that highlight the history of the RAAF, and to celebrate the links between each base and the local community.

RAAF Heritage Centres are managed by a committee of Air Force and community members. The Heritage Centres are staffed by volunteers from the local community, some of whom are retired RAAF members.

 

RAAF Base Wagga Heritage Centre

RAAF Base Wagga
Sturt Highway
Wagga Wagga NSW 2651
Switchboard: 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 3623)

Open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
10am to 4pm.
Entry is free.

The RAAF Wagga Heritage Centre showcases Air Force history along with representing the significant involvement of the RAAF in the Riverina Region of New South Wales. The static aircraft display adjacent to the Heritage Centre represents over sixty years of RAAF flying history and is accessible for public viewing.


Current aircraft on display include a Canberra bomber; Meteor, Mirage and Sabre jet fighters; and a Winjeel basic trainer.

 

RAAF Base Amberley Heritage Centre

RAAF Base Amberley
South Amberley Road
Amberley QLD 4306
Phone Number: (07) 5361 1245
Website: www.raafamberleyheritage.gov.au

Open on the third Sunday of each month.
9am to 3pm
Entry is free.

Community and school group tours are available for groups of ten or more people by prior arrangement, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am and 3pm.

To reach RAAF Base Amberley from Brisbane, follow the Centenary Highway to Yamanto, then the Cunningham Highway. Follow the signs to the base and then the RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre carpark. Shuttle buses will depart the carpark about every 20 minutes.

 

Fighter World/RAAF Base Williamtown Heritage Centre

RAAF Base Williamtown
49 Medowie Road,
Williamtown NSW 2314
Phone Number: (02) 4965 1810
Website: www.fighterworld.com.au

Open everyday* from10am-4pm
*except Christmas Day

Admission Prices:
Adult $15
Child (5-17) $10
Family $40

A recent agreement authorises Fighter World to operate as the RAAF Williamtown Heritage Centre and continue its dedication to preserving the proud history of fighter aircraft operations in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Fighter World is a totally ‘hands on’ experience with exhibits in two hangars. Visitors can walk around, touch and look into the cockpits of such famous aircraft as the Mirage III, the Avon Sabre, the Gloster Meteor, the first Vampire jet built in Australia and, new in 2013, the F-111.

Other Links

You may also be interested in the RAAF Museum at Point Cook, Victoria.
The Office of Air Force History is the source of authoritative information on RAAF history and is the historical analysis arm of the Air Power Development Centre.