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. Beginning 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 base at Nhill, which by 1945 had seen around 10,000 service men and women live, work and train.
Today the Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre provides a glimpse of the life and times of the WWII base through informative displays and memorabilia along with the restoration of an Avro Anson aircraft, one of the key training planes at the base.
Nhill, Victoria 3418
Contact: President Rob Lynch
M|0428 911 387
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