Mirages on the flightline

Air Force Museum

The Royal Australian Air Force Museum is located at RAAF Base Point Cook, near Melbourne.

Point Cook is the birthplace of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC), which was renamed to the Royal Australian Air Force following its success in World War I. RAAF Base Point Cook was the Air Force's only base from 1912 to 1925, when RAAF Base Richmond and RAAF Base Laverton were built.

The RAAF Museum pays tribute to the history of the Air Force, and houses an extensive collection of memorabilia and stories of Australia's military aviation expeditions.

Learn about the history of Air Force training, advancements in military aircraft, the role of Air Force personnel, women in the Air Force, local and overseas missions, and so much more.

There is also an exciting collection of retired Air Force aircraft, such as those used for training, reconnaissance, striking, bombing and air and sea rescues.

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 1pm there are interactive flying displays, where you can see the aircraft in flight and learn all about the process of flying. You may even be treated to a surprise aerobatic display!


RAAF Museum

RAAF Base Point Cook

Point Cook Road, Point Cook


Opening times

The RAAF Museum at RAAF Base Point Cook will remain open to the public over the holiday period with the exception of Mondays and Christmas Day. However, please be advised that the Museum will not be conducting any flying displays from Friday 13 December 2019 until Thursday 16th January 2020

Tuesday to Friday: 10am - 3pm

Weekends and Public Holidays: 10am - 5pm

The Museum is closed on Mondays (except public holidays), Good Friday and Christmas Day.

AAFCANS Cafe is open 10:30am to 2:30pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Please note, that all visitors over the age of 16 will need to bring photo identification to enter the Base.


Phone 03 8348 6040


The RAAF Museum relies on the kind service of our volunteers. If you have time to spare and would like to volunteer at the RAAF Museum, please contact us.