COVID-19 Information for visitors

In line with the current lifting of restrictions, the museum will be re-opening on Saturday June 6th. The safety of visitors and our volunteers is our number one concern and procedures will be in place to mitigate any risk from the virus. These will include regular cleaning of surfaces, social distancing, personal hygiene, and limitations on some exhibits.

Orion update – March 25

The Orion P3 is now ready for transport, following removal of the wings. A fantastic job by the team led by Ron and Rod, reaching the halfway point in moving the aircraft from the Lismore Aerodrome to the museum.

You can follow the Orion’s progress on the projects page.

24th March, 2020 – The P3, wings removed, tied down and earthed. Photo: Rod Kinnish

Fly-In 2020 – a mixed bag

The Great Eastern Fly-In for 2020 was a mixed bag for us. As the crew were setting up on the Friday it was already evident that many of the general fliers and display aircraft were staying away due to the adverse weather reports. On the Saturday it was dry and overcast, not many aircraft, but a steady stream of people into the hangar with the shop doing a good trade.

The evening saw things deteriorate, with strong gusting winds which lingered on to Sunday. Flying displays were cancelled and visitor numbers were well down. Those that did visit got the benefit of personal attention due to the high ‘crew to public ratio’.

AGM committee election results

At the AGM on 7th December, elections were held for the 2019-2020 committee. Dick Wills from the RAAF Association, Ballina acted as returning officer. The results are –

  • President Ken Duplock
  • Vice-president John Gosper
  • Secretary Elspeth Berger
  • Treasurer Donella Kinnish
  • Museum Manager Ken Duplock
  • Deputy Museum Manager Rod Kinnish
  • Maintenance Manager Shane Rochford
  • Work Health and Safety Officer Joel Carruthers
  • Infrastructure and Deputy Maintenance Manager Ron Taaffe
  • Membership Manager Elspeth Berger

Rod Kinnish stepped down from the presidency after 10 years of service. He is now the President of the Aviation Museum National Network.

Left to Right: Donella Kinnish, Ron Taaffe, Rod Kinnish, Joel Carruthers, John Gosper, Shane Rochford, Ken Duplock, Elspeth Berger

New website address

We have changed our website address (URL) to, which is short for Evans Head Heritage Aviation Museum. This will be much easier to remember and type compared to the old address.

If you navigate to the old address, you will be automatically re-directed to the new one. In any case, if you have us bookmarked, please change it to the new one.