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.

The Centre is open to the public on the third Sunday of every month, February through to November, 9am – 3pm. Please bring a completed Public Open Day Application form with you, which is available for download on the Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre website under ‘visit the centre’. Public open day admission to the RAAF Base ceases at 2:30pm

To reach RAAF Base Amberley from Brisbane, follow the Centenary Highway to Yamanto, then the Cunningham Highway, to the RAAF Base turnoff at Willowbank.

The RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre welcomes pre-arranged community groups and schools arriving together by minibus, bus or coach to visit us on our weekday openings, every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am – 3pm. Bookings are essential.

 

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.