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Meet the Visionaries, Heroes, and Villains

The Aviation Museum celebrates the spirit, determination and courage of the people who founded Aviation in the centre of Australia through displays and stories. It is volunteer run and entry is by donation.  

Open Wednesdays
 to Sundays from 11am to 3pm.

Please note: AGM will be held on site
at 3.30pm Saturday 29 April 


On Display

Rolls Royce Returns

The 1920 Silver-Ghost Rolls Royce bought by the fledgling Connellan Airways in late 1939, converted to a working Ute and used to drag logs behind to smooth the ground for landing strips in the bush.

The late Senator Bern Kilgariff OAM AM cleared strips with it as a 16 year old.

This iconic vehicle, previously housed at the Alice Springs Airport, is now on display in the Heritage listed Connellan Airways hangar along with other aviation history.



Aviation As It Was

Immerse yourself in the fascinating pioneering aviation stories featured in the Aviation Museum precinct, located on the site of Alice Springs' first aerodrome, known as Townsite...where it all began.


Gift Shop

Before You Fly Off

Browse our range of souvenirs and publications about local aviators and aviation industry pioneers in our Townsite Gift Shop.

Become A Member

Do you want to become a member of the Central Australian Aviation Museum? Our Annual Membership option is $10, and our Life Membership option is $100.

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Please contact The Secretary below via email or phone for more information.

Volunteer / Donate

We are a volunteer-based organisation that work hard to keep this important part of our history alive and accessible. We would welcome your interest, support, and/or assistance.

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Please contact The Secretary below via email or phone for more information.

Our Partners

All our terrific Volunteers, 

and the following Sponsors

Alice Springs Town Council

Connellan Airways Trust

Alice Springs Airport

Nutrien Harcourts

Robyn Lambley MLA

Bendigo Bank

Aircraft Engineering (NT)

Josh Burgoyne MLA

Rotary Club of Mbantua

Rotary Club of Alice Springs

Rotary Club of Stuart

Garden Secrets and Designs

This new website has been built thanks to the generous support by the Australian Government’s Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) Program

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