By pre-arranged appointment, we are open Tuesdays and Thursdays to members of the community, including social, tour and school groups (by prior arrangement).
Opening hours are 9am - 3pm. We are not open on Public Holidays.
To enquire about a visit, please fill in the form below and we will advise whether we can accommodate you.
Please be aware that we are a part time organisation and therefore you should request a visit at least a week in advance. If you request a visit at short notice, we may not see your enquiry until the morning of. Your visit is NOT confirmed until you hear from us advising that it is approved.
Public Open Days
We hold a public open day on the third Sunday of each month, January - November, except public holidays. Below are the dates for 2021.
JANUARY - Sunday, 17th Jan 21 - CANCELLED
FEBRUARY - Sunday, 21st Feb 21
MARCH - Sunday, 21st Mar 21
APRIL - Sunday, 18th Apr 21
MAY - Sunday, 16th May 21
JUNE - Sunday, 20th Jun 21
JULY - Sunday, 18th Jul 21
AUGUST - Sunday, 15th Aug 21
SEPTEMBER - Sunday, 19th Sep 21
OCTOBER - Sunday, 17th Oct 21
NOVEMBER - Sunday, 21st Nov 21
DECEMBER - Closed
To see the details, you can visit our Open Day Event Page.
Please take the time to read the additional information provided on the event page to help ensure your visit is enjoyable with no unexpected surprises.
If you belong to a Special Interest Group and would like to participate in one of our Public Open Days with a static display, please contact us!
Entrance is via the Main Gate of RAAF Base Amberley, which is located on Southern Amberley Road.
Take the Cunningham Highway past the Yamanto exit and continue to the RAAF Base Amberley turn-off to the right.
As there are multiple entry points to access RAAF Base Amberley, please check your GPS is directing you to the correct gate.
Entry to the Heritage Centre is free of charge. Donations are not requested, but gratefully accepted if you were happy with your visited and are able to make a small contribution for the ongoing maintenance and improvement of our displays.
Access and Security
RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre is located inside the secure zone of RAAF Base Amberley, and therefore your admission to the base will be tightly controlled.
All visitors aged 16 years and over are required to produce photographic identification issued by the Commonwealth or a State authority. Approved Photo IDs are:
- Australian Drivers Licence
- Proof Of Age Card
- Passport (must be used by international visitors)
- Companion Card
- Secondary Student ID Card (Under 18 With A Photo)
- AusPost Digital ID
During busy periods, delays can be expected while security staff positively identify and record all visitors. Please be aware that all children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Visitors are not permitted to walk to the Heritage Centre from RAAF Amberley's main gate. You must enter the base via a motor vehicle or motorcycle.
We are located within a historic precinct on the RAAF Base and unfortunately might not have some of the facilities you would normally expect. We do not have:
- BBQ facilities,
- secure lockers, or
- a mother's room
Depending on the needs of pre-booked groups visiting on a Tuesday or Thursday, we may be able to provide a small meeting room and adjoining tea room, however groups must discuss this with us as part of their booking.
Please be aware that smoking is prohibited in all areas of the Centre precinct.
On our Sunday Public Open Days, we have:
- a mobile coffee vendor, and
- a small food shop selling sausages, pies, sausage rolls, cold drinks and ice creams.
Visitors with disabilities and limited mobility
We welcome visitors with disabilities and limited mobility at the Heritage Centre.
Please note that assistance animals are allowed on the premises when they are with their handler and valid documentation is provided. No pets are permitted on the Base.
Souvenirs and Gifts
Available at the Heritage Centre’s Gift Shop, by cash or minimum purchase EFTPOS facilities. Sorry, no cash out.