South Australian Aviation Museum
McDonnell-Douglas FA-18 A21-32 at Williamton Air Force Base
Photo courtesy of Steven Brown
New Aircraft
On 16 June 2022, SAAM was pleased to take delivery of our latest aircraft, McDonnell-Douglas FA-18 Hornet A21-32. It has now been assembled and is on display in Hangar 1. It looks amazing alonside our General Dynamics F-111C A8-132. You may also notice the push along planes at the lower left.

New Display
After more than 4 years in planning and construction, this magnificent model of the HMAS Melbourne is now on display. Constructed by Task Force 72 model ship builders, the Plastic Modellers Association of SA and S.A.A.M. members.


New Website Feature
360 degree images of the Orion
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There are 3 more on the Videos & Podcasts Page

Orion Cockpit

About SAAM
SAAM is a non-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. Our focus is to collect, record and display the history of civil and military aviation in South Australia. We have two large display hangars with more than 20 aircraft displayed along with aviation and aerospace displays. Our maintenance and restoration hangar is often described as 'the best men's shed' in Adelaide. SAAM also has an extensive library collection that is available for use by SAAM members (and bona fide researchers). Our history group conducts research on South Australian aviators and aviation and publish their research on this website and in books.

We are open every day of the year, except Christmas Day (see visiting SAAM).
If you would like to join us as a SAAM volunteer, click here for more information.
If you have South Australian Aviation objects, documents or photos to donate, click here.

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On Public Display
ASA Airlines of
S.A. Display
Cessna Cessna Flying
Club S.A.
SA Aviators Early S.A.
Guinea Airways Guinea
Jon Johanson Jon
qantas Qantas
Ground Equip.
Smith Bros Smith Bros.
1919 Flight
bullimore Tony Bullimore
Rescue at Sea
whitber Wittber Engine
WW1 WW1 Display
War in the Sky
ww2 training WW2 Display
S.A. Air Training
ww2 europe WW2 Display
S.A. & Europe
ww2 pacific WW2 Display
S.A. & the Pacific
Smiths 1919 Flight
Smith Bros.
24sqn 24 Sqn.

Reference & Archival Collections (not on display)
Some of our collections are displayed in our hangars (see above), while some are archival in nature and stored in our library or other storage areas. We also have an extensive digital collection that includes more than 75,000 native digital (or scanned) images. Access to our reference, archival & digital collections are reserved for SAAM members and bone fide researchers. For more information on accessing these collections, please go to our Library Page.

Acknowlegement of Country
aboriginal flag
The members of SAAM acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which we stand, the Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains. SAAM is also pleased to announce that we are working with the traditional owners of the Woomera Rocket Range Area in the preparation of a new 'Rockets in the Desert' display.