RAAFA Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia

Identity area



Authorized form of name

RAAFA Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Royal Australian Air Force Association Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia


  • Defence
  • Community

Contact area


Museum Manager



Street address

2 Bull Creek Drive, Bull Creek




Western Australia

Country name

Postal code



08 9311 4471



Description area


The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia, the Bull Creek Collection, is owned and operated by the Western Australian Division of the RAAF Association. The beginnings of the museum date from early 1929 when the Association was formed.

During the 1960s and 70s the Association along with various private individuals collected a multitude of aviation heritage memorabilia including aircraft, aircraft parts, aircraft engines, books, photographs and artifacts. By 1971 the informal collection had grown to such a size that the Association began planning a museum to house it all. That same year the Aviation Historical Group was formed from members of the Association and other interested individuals. The group also consisted of private collectors and restorers of aircraft from all around Perth. For further information about the history, see the website.

The Aviation Heritage Museum has five main roles:

  • to collect, conserve and give a home to aeroplanes and other artefacts which make up Western Australia's rich aviation heritage
  • education: displays help to tell the story of our aviation history and heritage
  • research
  • public and community service
  • commemoration

(see https://www.raafawa.org.au/museum/the-museum/role)

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Museum Manager

Records management and collecting policies

The Museum’s mission is to collect, conserve, display and research Australian aviation heritage with special emphasis on Western Australia for the enjoyment and education of the general public.



Printed and written material relating to both military and civil aviation; photographs, newspapers, maps and documents.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Open daily 10am-4pm.
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Access conditions and requirements

Contact the society using the email address for further information.


Services area

Research services

The Museum has built up an extensive collection of documents including books, magazines, collection of newspaper articles, photographs, models and other research resources. They are used by Museum staff and the general public in preparing displays and publications. All of the Museum’s resources are available to anyone interested in researching aviation history. Contact the society using the email address for further information.

Reproduction services

Public areas

The museum displays many aircraft, as well as many other displays. These focus on particular aspects of aviation, such as a branch of the air force, a period of time, or a particular set of items.

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 28 July 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Defence (Thematic area)
  • Transportation (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

2 Bull Creek Drive, Bull Creek
Perth, Western Australia 6149