Mallacoota and District Historical Society 

invites you to visit a restored RAAF Advanced Operations Base 

The building was originally a WWII Operations Bunker, built in 1942 as an Advanced Operations Base. It was a High Security Installation – part of a chain of defence bases around the Australian Coastline. It was used by the RAAF during WWII for Communications. 

The Bunker housed wireless equipment and trained operators who were listening to coastal shipping and gathering intelligence - surveillance which was further collated and sent to Melbourne.

The purpose of these operations was to protect coastal shipping and keep the sea lanes open. 


Visitor Information

For full visitor information, including Google map and important information related to our facilities, please CLICK HERE.

Opening Times: Visitors are welcome at the Bunker every Tuesday morning at 9.30 am – with the last entry at 11.30 am. 
Additional days during holiday periods – check our VISITOR INFORMATION tab or enquire at Mallacoota Visitor Information Centre for notices. 

Admission Charges: Entry is by donation of $5 per adult and $1 for school age child. Sorry, no EFTPOS is available.

All Enquiries: 0459 437 474  (or 03 5158 0725 on Tuesday mornings only)

Location: The Bunker is located in a beautiful bushland setting at Airport Road, Mallacoota. From the roundabout at the town centre, follow Betka Road to the sign at the airport access road turn-off – on the right, about 4.5 km south-west of Mallacoota.