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 resoptration of a Catalina PBY-5A, the smae model that flew from Rathmines Base. Not only are the team members sharing knowledge and skills with each other they are preserving and learning specific skills in aircraft constuction.
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 contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Leave a Bequest
Consider leaving a bequest in your will to the Association to carry on the restoration of the PBY-5A Catalina flying boat, preserve the history of RAAF Base Rathmines and Honour the service of RAAF personnel engaged in flying boat operations during WWII.