The Aviation Heritage Centre originally opened in 1995 as the 'RAAF Museum - Wagga Annex' to provide a focus on the Air Force's involvement in the Riverina and access to the history and memorabilia of military aviation and training.
RAAF Base Wagga is the last remaining Riverina World War II base within a network of bases incorporating Narrandera, Temora, Deniliquin, Tocumwal and Uranquinty. It is the only place to see regional-specific Air Force memorabilia, including photographs and documents, which show the activities of the region during World War II and after.
The Centre showcases Air Force history, and the significant involvement of the RAAF in the Riverina Region of New South Wales. Currently on display is a Mirage, a Korean War Meteor, a Vietnam War Canberra and an F-111. The aircraft display represents over sixty years of RAAF flying history.
The Centre is also an important aid in promoting present day Air Force activities and tourism for Wagga, and supports numerous local Air Force Associations.
Address and opening hours
RAAF Base Wagga
Forest Hill NSW 2651
Phone: (02) 6937 5402 or (02) 6937 4619
Entry is free. The Centre is open 10am to 4pm, Saturday to Thursday inclusive. It is closed on Friday, open by appointment only.
Holiday Hours: RAAF Base Wagga Aviation Heritage Centre will be closed from 19 December 2022 to 01 January 2023 inclusive.
The Centre has disabled facilities available and a small merchandise shop.
The RAAF Wagga Aviation Heritage Centre is located in the old Guard House at the entrance to RAAF Base Wagga at Forest Hill, ten kilometres east of the CBD of Wagga Wagga, along the Sturt Highway. The entrance to the base is easily recognisable by the static aircraft on display next to the Aviation Heritage Centre. These aircraft are completely accessible for visitors to view and photograph.
The Wagga Wagga community, Service clubs and local businesses have contributed significant resources to the development of the RAAF Wagga Aviation Heritage Centre and surrounds, and have donated some of the memorabilia and displays. On-going maintenance and administration of the Centre and exhibits are now the responsibility of both serving members of the RAAF and community volunteers.