Qantas Heritage Collection

Qantas Heritage Reception

The Qantas Heritage Collection is a permanent exhibition of the rich and colourful history of Qantas. Located on the mezzanine level of Sydney Domestic Terminal (T3) near Gate 13, it is open to the public, free of charge Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

Situated overlooking the spectacular background of landing and departing aircraft, it features superb panoramic views of Sydney airport. The Qantas Heritage Collection includes artefacts and memorabilia drawn from thousands of items of historical significance donated by passengers and airline staff.

Covering an area of 1,000 square metres, the exhibition was created by Qantas as a result of the voluntary work of 15 retired staff. Since the early 1990s, the group has worked diligently to sort, catalogue and preserve a diverse range of items. The Collection welcomes the donation of suitable items. Enquiries may be directed to the Curator on 0418 416 728 during business hours.

For historical enquires send an email to heritage@qantas.com.au.

Visitors can follow the story of Qantas through a series of interconnected exhibition spaces.

Exhibits include:

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  • Finely crafted models titled 'Da Vinci to Sputnik' depicting significant global developments in the history of flight, including the role of pioneer Australian inventor, Lawrence Hargrave.
  • Photographic overview of Qantas highlights of each decade since 1920, depicted on a series of colourful hanging banners.
  • Nostalgic look at Qantas uniforms over the years.
  • Timetables, tickets, menus, advertising posters, photographs of celebrity passengers and various other archival treasures.
  • Assortment of historical objects, including navigational equipment, early model aircraft and assorted memorabilia.
  • Engines used on Qantas aircraft in outback Australia in the 1920s.
  • Wicker chairs used by passengers on early flights.

Venue Hire

The Qantas Heritage Collection can be hired for small events and meetings of up to 60 people.

For event bookings or enquiries email meetingroomssyd@qantas.com.au.