Help us preserve Australia’s Aviation History

QANTAS1 (4)Qantas Founders Museum is a project owned by Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd (QFM). Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd (QFM) is independent of Qantas Airways Ltd and is a non-profit trust company established by the people of Western Queensland to honour the founders of Qantas and to preserve the heritage of Qantas Airways Ltd.

Qantas Founders Museum has engaged in two major projects which are vital to the preservation of iconic aircraft in Australia’s aviation history. We need your help.


1) Transportation and Restoration of the Super Constellation

VH-EAD Aerial
VH-EAD Aerial

In September 2014, Qantas Founders Museum purchased a Super Constellation in Manila, Philippines to add to its aircraft collection and expand the Qantas story displayed at the museum. In the next 12 to 18 months, the museum will disassemble and transport the Super Constellation to Longreach for restoration and display at a cost of $1.5 million. Super Constellations are iconic to Qantas for providing their first regular round the world services.


2) Aeroplane Enclosure Roof

Qantas Founders Museum is the custodian of some of the most significant Qantas aircraft including the Boeing 747- 200 Jumbo Jet VH – EBQ and Boeing 707 138BB VH EBA, the first Boeing aircraft purchased by Qantas.


To ensure the preservation of our national aviation heritage for future generations to enjoy, Qantas Founders Museum will engage in a $7 million project to build a roof to protect these iconic aircraft from the fierce Western Queensland sun and potential deterioration.


How can YOU help?

DH50 in Hangar
DH50 in Hangar

Donate! Every dollar helps! Qantas Founders Museum is a not for profit organisation. Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.

Donate Online

Please click on the green “Donate” button below to donate online.


Donate by Post

You can donate by post by clicking on this Fundraising Pamphlet form link to download the form for you to print out, complete the form and post to Qantas Founders Museum, PO Box 737, Longreach, QLD 4730.

You can also donate by calling Qantas Founders Museum on 07 4658 3737, Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Thank you for your support.

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