Museums in Australia
Located in the old head office of the Melbourne Fire Brigade, the award winning Fire Services Museum Victoria, was opened in 1979 to provide a home and focus for the history of fire fighting services in the Victoria. The Museum includes a collection of over 10,000 fire related items collected both nationally and internationally and including Country Fire Authority, and Metropolitan Fire Brigade, fire appliances, personnel histories, memorabilia and associated items.
Donated by Lindsay Fox, Founder of Australian logistics company Linfox, is a collection of cars spanning almost a century of automotive technology and design. Currently there is a rare and prestigious Porsche collection shown, which was never displayed before in its entirety.
A tour of the Frank Partridge VC Military Museum takes you on a journey that leads from the trench warfare of WWI to twenty-first century combat technology. Located in the historic town of Bowraville, its collections cover all of Australia's armed services and its displays of armoury, uniforms, medals, vehicles, art, publications and memorabilia are the largest on the Mid North Coast.
The Museum was created by the Strathalbyn Tourism Association, with the assistance of volunteers from the community and sponsors. In 2018, the Gilbert family announced that it would be closing it’s business in High Street after 117 years of motoring activity. The site and it’s history made it difficult to modernise for other businesses, but the Strathalbyn Tourism Association recognised it’s potential as a Motor Museum site. The Gilberts supported the idea and made the space available. In August 2019, the front show room was opened
"The Gippsland Vehicle Collection provides Gippsland with an outstanding rotating display of interesting vehicles: cars, motorbikes, machinery, historic vehicles, carriages, trucks and auto memorabilia. Our constantly changing range of vehicles ensures a fresh and exciting display for visitors several times a year, year after year. The items on display reflect motoring and transport from horse drawn carriages up to modern racers.
Over the past 20 years, brothers Carl and Grant Amor have amassed an incredible collection of around 70 classic vehicles in tribute to their Father. These vehicles are shown in the Gold Coast Motor Museum which was opened in 2020.
Max's Motor Museum has a diverse collection of automobiles and engines.
The museum's exhibits range from historic to current automobiles, as well as oil engines and a free-standing V-12 motor.
Bill and Jan McFeeters's purpose-built facility was opened recently. It houses over 40 classic cars. Cars range from veterans to custom cars, rare, common and just down right bizarre.
A magnificent display of 28-35 Holden vehicles starting from the first model made to current models.
With Morris Minors and other historic vehicles dating back to 1926, the garage located at Windrush Park, Harcourt is open by appointment only