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 / Gift Shop

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Recent Reviews


Apr 2021


A great place to visit if you love your aircraft. 4 hangars of planes and helicopters. The volunteers that show you around definitely know their stuff. Will take a couple of hours to get around. more »


Jan 2020

A Pleasant Surprise!

While visiting a friend, she told me that on the last Sunday of each month, there is an open day for the Centre - free! I just had to see it as I had served with the RAAF in Amberley. The base has... more »


Oct 2019

A little known gem

We drove up from Tweed Heads on Sunday and had trouble finding the entrance but once inside were very impressed with the displays, could easily have spent more time there. The volunteers were very... more »


Oct 2019

A good place to see air craft and other military items.

We enjoyed the visit where we could see a range of air craft for free (donation opportunity available). Although the display is not huge it included an interesting range of items. It is on the RAAF... more »


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 »