How can you help support this important Catalina heritage project?
Become a Member
We are actively looking for enthusiastic people who are interested in preserving the history of the Rathmines RAAF base and honouring the servicemen and women who gave so much.
If you are interested to find out more about being a member, what we do and where your skills and experience could fit in, please email the President Bill Anderson or call for a chat on
Join the Restoration Team
This dedicated group of volunteers meet twice a week at Kilaben Bay to work on the restoration of a Catalina PBY-5A, the same model that flew from the Rathmines Base. Team members share their knowledge and skills with each other, while preserving and building specific skills in aircraft restoration.
Please consider becoming a supporter and donating to this important local project of national historical significance. Rathmines Catalina Association is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Organisation. Donations of $2.00 or more in cash or products may be tax deductible. A DGR receipt will be provided for your taxation records. For more information, please refer to our 'Donate' page or contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Leave a Bequest
Leaving a bequest to the Association will greatly assist in the restoring of our PBY-5A Catalina flying boat, preserving the history of RAAF Base Rathmines and honouring the service of RAAF personnel engaged in flying boat operations during WWII. If you would like to discuss this matter please contact our President, Bill Anderson 0418770400.