Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd (QFM) is a Trustee Company responsible for the administration of the Qantas Foundation Memorial Trust. QFM is a not-for-profit registered charity comprised of an unlimited number of limited liability members (refer to “Become a Member” below). QFM was incorporated o­n 20 February, 1990, with the goal:

“To preserve the history and innovatively present the story of Qantas and its Founders.”

It operates the “Qantas Founders Museum”. While Museums preserve past heritage for the historical, educational and entertainment benefit of the community, within this Museum, displaying people, places and aeroplanes, and the re-creation of flight in this pioneer era of aviation, there is a theme for the present generations of Australians:

“To enthral and inspire all with the vision, determination and deeds of the Qantas Founders and those who have followed.”

Qantas Founders Museum is the initiative of people of Western Queensland.

We are a separate and distinct entity from, and not owned or operated by, Qantas Airways Ltd but proudly independent having been initiated by the people of the region and receiving their ongoing support.  We enjoy an excellent and close working relationship with Qantas and have an Intellectual Property Licensing Agreement and currently receive an annual donation from them. Qantas employees, past and present, continue to support us in a range of ways including through donations and substantial volunteer labour, information and advice.

To read the Qantas Foundation Memorial Limited Constitution click Here.

Become a Member

As a Qantas Foundation Memorial Member you will receive free entry into the Qantas Founders Museum for the duration of the membership, invitations to special events and 10% discount on gift purchases (Excludes food / refreshments and consignment lines). If you would like to become a member, please download the membership form here. For more information you can call Qantas Founders Museum on 07 4658 3737 or email

Become a Member

Help Us Save Australia’s Aviation History

If you would like to help us save our aviation history you can either donate online by clicking on the green “Donate” button below or download the Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd Donation Form. Every dollar helps and donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. Thank you for supporting our museum!