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Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre

Since the very early days of Australian Aviation, Nhill has played an important part as a refuelling station and later, during World War II a training facility for the Royal Australian Air Force.

Since aviation in Nhill began in 1919 when a 100 hp De Havilland DH6 aeroplane landed on the Nhill Racecourse, the history of flight in Nhill has involved the community as much as the aircraft and the people who flew them. In 1930 Amy Johnson landed in Nhill during her record breaking solo flight from England to Australia.

In 1940 the Royal Australian Airforce established a training base at Nhill, which by 1945 had seen well over 10,000 service men and women live, work and train.

Today the Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre is very unique in that it is situated on the original site of the RAAF training base and provides a glimpse of those times and life through informative displays and memorabilia including the four main training aircraft stationed at the base during WWII; an Avro Anson aircraft currently being restored, a Wirraway, Tiger Moth and Link Trainer all in working order.

 

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Visitor Information

Aerodrome Road
Nhill, Victoria 3418

Enquiries and group bookings:  M|0490 657 770

Visit: www.nhillaviationheritagecentre.com.au
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Opening Hours

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays (Excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday).
10am-4pm or by appointment
$5 Entry for Adults. Students and Children FREE

Follow the restoration story of the Avro Anson aircraft from farm paddock ruin to its present day glory.

“Fantastic, Thank you for your work in preserving history and memories”

Geoff, SA, son of an air force instructor stationed at Nhill during WW2

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