Southern Amberley Road‚ Amberley

Anyone interested in aviation or military history will love a visit to the RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre, near Ipswich. Housed in hangars at RAAF base Amberley, Australia’s largest operating airbase.

You can walk around and get up close to the F-111, known for it iconic "dump and burn". There is also a WWII Boston Bomber, Vietnam-era Canberra bomber, Caribou airlifter, Sioux and Iroquois helicopters, and WWII Jeeps on display. There are also Sabre and Mirage fighter jets.

The museum focuses on the RAAF’s important role in South-East Queensland in both war and peace times, with exhibits, armaments, aircraft modules, engines and more. Reservists and volunteers act as friendly guides so you can feel free to ask them anything. There’s a gift shop selling model planes, DVDs, books and clothing, plus a sausage sizzle and coffee van during Open Days.

The Centre is open every third Sunday of the month, except December. For School and Community groups, by prior arrangement, the centre is open Tuesday and Thursday between 9am and 3pm. Entry is free, however visitors must complete an entry form to access the base.

Donations are welcome.

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop

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Recent Reviews


Oct 2018

Absolutely Awesome! Highly Recommend...

Was worried when we arrived as there was a huge line of cars waiting to get in the gates however don't be discouraged by this as the line went super quick and you get to sit in your aircon car while... more »

Danny B

Oct 2018

Great Couple of Hours

Very interesting place with some unique displays. Kevin the guide was brilliant. Knew his stuff and was very knowledgeable. A top place to spend a couple of hours. more »


Aug 2018

Aviation Centre Would Make Biggles Proud!

Very interesting but I guess you need the interest in the first place! Great collection of Aussie aviation history. Remember this is not a commercial fun park type tourist attraction: And that is... more »


Feb 2018

Static Air Display

I have to say that it was a bluddy hot day at Amberley Air Base and with the humidity close to oppressive It’s hard to stay positive and focused. There are 4 hangars (ovens) housing the displays... more »


Feb 2017

Great day out for everyone

The museum is open on 3rd Sunday of every month. Great day out for anyone willing to explore the history and learn. I took my kids there. They enjoyed being very close to all the aircraft and... more »