Welcome to RAAFA

The Air Force Association is established to foster the spirit of friendship formed on service, to celebrate Fathers' Day and to perpetuate the honour and ideals of the Royal Australian Air Force and other designated services. A primary objective is to protect RAAF serving members and ex-RAAF veterans and their family's entitlements.

Membership is open to serving and former members of the Australian Defence Force and Allied Armed Forces, their family members, current and former Air Force Cadets, Air League Cadets and members of the public who have not served in any air force, but who have an interest in aviation and who support the mission and objectives of the Air Force Association. 

Significant Air Force Commemorative Events - 2018

  • Battle of the Bismarck Sea Commemoration  - 7 March
  • RAAF Anniversary Commemoration - 31 March
  • Anzac Day - 25 April - Centenary Commemoration for Australia's veterans
  • Battle of the Coral Sea Commemoration - 8 May
  • Bomber Command Commemoration NSW/ACT - Sunday 3 June 
  • Korean Veterans Commemoration - 27 July
  • Vietnam Veterans National Commemoration - 18 August
  • Battle for Australia Commemoration - 5 September
  • Battle of Britain National Commemoration Hobart - 14-16 September   
  • Centenary of the Armistice, World War I, AFC Memorial Point Cook - 4 November
  • Remembrance Day - All States - 11 November

Major Forums 


The Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO), was established late 2010 by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.  Read the Supplementary Submission to the Senate Committee by the Alliance.  Read the RSL and RAAF Association National Presidents' response to Minister Tehan's Statement to Parliament on 14 AUG 17.   

Read the Joint Media Statement  on the inclusion of Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (formerly ComSuper) in the Finance and Banking Royal Commission                      


Ex Service Organisation Round Table, intended to enhance the capacity of the Repatriation Commission and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission, aims to address issues of strategic importance to the ex-service and defence communities and assist in setting directions for the medium to long term.  View the ESORT web site.

Air Force Association Mission

To foster friendships based on sharing Air Force and aviation experience, support commemorative activities, heritage and records of history and provide for the welfare of members through advice, liaison and representation.