Aviation Heritage Centres

Air Force has a proud heritage. Established in 1921, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is the second-oldest independent air force in the world.

Our regional Heritage Centre displays are designed to professionally display aircraft and exhibits that highlight the history of the Air Force, and celebrate links between the base and the local community.

Heritage centres contain an exciting collection of artefacts, such as:

  • retired aircraft;
  • uniforms;
  • vehicles;
  • photographic displays;
  • ground equipment; and
  • personal records.

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

RAAF Base Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre

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

Open to the public on the third Sunday of every month (February to November).
9am to 3pm.
Entry is free.

As the Centre is located inside the secure zone of RAAF Base Amberley, you will need to bring photo ID (if aged 16+) and complete this short application form.

Directions from Brisbane: Follow the Centenary Highway to Yamanto, then the Cunningham Highway, to the RAAF Base turnoff at Willowbank.

Community and school groups
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-3pm, pre-arranged community groups and schools are welcome to visit. Bookings are essential.

RAAF Base Townsville

RAAF Base Townsville

487 Ingham Rd

Garbutt QLD 4814

Phone: (07) 4752 1712

Open hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays - 9am to 12pm (noon).

Sunday - 10am to 4pm.

Groups by Appointment.

Entry is free

The RAAF Townsville Aviation Heritage Centre has a number of indoor and outdoor display areas featuring the history of the RAAF in Townsville in war and peacetime.

RAAF Base Wagga Aviation 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 Centre showcases Air Force history, and the significant involvement of the RAAF in the Riverina Region of New South Wales.

The aircraft display represents over sixty years of RAAF flying history. Currently on display is a Canberra bomber, Meteor, Mirage, Sabre jet fighters, and Winjeel basic trainer.

Fighter World—RAAF Base Williamtown Aviation Heritage Centre

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

Open everyday (except Christmas Day) 10am-4pm

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

Fighter World operates as the RAAF Williamtown Aviation Heritage Centre and is dedicated 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 famous aircraft such as the Mirage III, Avon Sabre, Gloster Meteor, the first Vampire jet built in Australia and the F-111.

Other Links

You may also be interested in the RAAF Museum at Point Cook, Victoria.