Exciting Announcement: Mount Gambier Aviation Museum Set to Take Flight

Mount Gambier, [15/04/2024] – The Mount Gambier Aviation Museum is thrilled to announce its upcoming establishment within the District Council of Grant, based at the Mount Gambier Airport. This exciting project aims to showcase the rich aviation heritage of our region while fostering community engagement and preserving our aviation history for future generations.

The museum will serve as a dynamic hub for aviation enthusiasts and local residents alike, offering a range of exhibits, events, and educational programs. Visitors can look forward to immersive experiences, including open days, fly-in events, and interactive exhibits designed to captivate and educate audiences of all ages.

“We are excited to bring the story of our region’s aviation history to life,” said Chris Holden, Chairperson of the Mount Gambier Aviation Museum. “Our goal is to create a space where visitors can explore, learn, and be inspired by the incredible legacy of aviation in our community.”

“Having secured the proper governance through the Incorporation of the Mount Gambier Aviation Museum. Inc., it is now time to announce the project to the Community. Further, we invite everyone to consider any assistance they could offer in the provision, collection, assembly of any memorabilia or historic contribution and/or volunteering,” said Leigh O’Connor, the Museum’s Liaison Officer, and prominent local aviation identity.

The museum’s establishment is expected to have a significant and positive impact on Mount Gambier and the surrounding areas, positioning it as a top tourist destination and cultural drawcard for visitors from near and far.

“We believe that the Mount Gambier Aviation Museum will not only celebrate our aviation heritage but also contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of our region,” added Chris Holden.

Stakeholders, including local government officials, community members, aviation enthusiasts, and media representatives, are invited to engage with the museum and be part of this exciting journey.

For media inquiries and further information, please contact Chris Holden.

This project has been possible with the cooperation of the District Council of Grant.


Chris Holden


Mount Gambier Aviation Museum

0428 406 799