Our Mission

The FNQ Aviation Museum sets out to establish a significant museum that showcases the incredible contribution that aviation has played in Far North Queensland. This will create employment, volunteering, education and training opportunities that benefit the community and boost tourism.

Community & Employment

The FNQAM will be a community space that will provide opportunities for ongoing employment & volunteering in the local community from administration, tradespeople, engineering, curators, baristas…

Education & Training

Providing opportunity for Schools, offender reintegration into the community, early learning, specialist skill training and other educational and training opportunities.


Our aim is to expand into a world class facility that will firmly place Mareeba on the map. The significance of aviation history in the north is a story waiting to be told. The FNQAM will partner with other tourism operators & museums in the region to provide visitors with an unforgettable experience.

Our Vision
To establish a world class Aviation Museum that provides an interactive and captivating experience
for visitors and provides a facility for training and development within our community.


Preservation of our local aviation history and artifacts relevant to the area


Create an interactive and captivating world class facility that captures the interest of all demographics


Create an interesting and unique learning experience for all ages, cultures and backgrounds


Provide training opportunities for school students, Prisoners reintegrating to the
community, retired persons, work for the dole and other community based groups.

Community Focus

The FNQ Aviation Museum will bring a number of benefits to the local community, inclusive of:

  •  Increased tourism in the Far North Queensland region both as a standalone Museum and partnerships with already established tourism entities.
  • Construction of the Museum facility and creation of numerous ongoing local jobs
  • Food and Beverage facility to service the newly upgraded Mareeba Aerodrome and surrounding areas
  • A place that welcomes social inclusion & combats mental health
  • Foster a culture of volunteering in the community
  • Capturing Aviation interest in the community through education and learning untold stories
  • Partnering with Flight Training organisations to address the growing worldwide pilot shortage
  • Educational tours and workshops
  • Skill building workshops to assist school age students enter the workforce, prisoners reintegrating into the community, retirement age groups looking to learn new skills and meet new people.
  • Educational venue for Schools, Scouts and other community groups
  • Board room and event function area.
Can you help?
Not For

Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

On request from school groups the full collection will be made available.

Mareeba airport

Vicary Rd, Mareeba


PO Box 987, Kuranda QLD 4881
Phone: 0422 379 984 (Brendan Kent)
Email: admin@fnqam.com.au