As you would be aware the Australian Government, like other governments around the world is having to adjust a range of plans and commitments as we work to contribute to the whole of government response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). To that end the RAAF Museum has taken the cautionary measures to ensure staff and the public remain safe. Therefore the Museum will be closed to the public until further notice. Interactive Flying Displays have also been suspended until further notice.
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.
Today, 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, strike, reconnaissance, and air and sea rescues.
Join us for open days and 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!
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
We stock a range of model aircraft, RAAF Museum and Air Force souvenirs, including plaques, a broad range of unit and aircraft cloth patches.
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, we'd love to hear from you.