Nungarin Heritage Machinery and Army Museum

Army and local history, everything including the kitchen sink!

Between 1942 and 1962 Nungarin was a depot for Australian army personnel, supplies and machinery. The Museum is situated in the original Army Vehicle Workshop. When you visit the Museum watch a video about Nungarin and the Museum, before being captivated by the impressive collection of army tanks, trucks, vehicles and farm machinery. During the war there was a limited supply of tractors, and after the war, tanks like the 1942 Stuart Tank, were sold and used for clearing farms. Also look out for the 'Mad Max of vehicles', the 1942 Dingo Scout Car. There is a display of army uniforms, badges, small armoury, electronics and badges, and the impressive 10th Light Horse Collection dedicated to Trooper Joseph William Spillman. Don’t forget to visit Marie “Aunty Jim” Farrell’s shop. The remaining contents of her shop were donated to the Museum when she retired in 2000. It includes a kitchen and dining area, and the kitchen sink.


26 Second Avenue
Nungarin WA 6490

Opening Hours

7 days 9am - 4pm

Nungarin AWAS

Women played an integral part in the war effort. This was Private Lynda Lynch’s uniform, when she served in the Nungarin Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS). Lynda enlisted in the army in 1942 at...

Badge of honour

The Australian Army has used The Rising Sun Badge since 1902. It was traditionally worn on the upturned brim of the army slouch hat. The new badges which have been in use since 1991, are branded...

10 million lumens

Fancy a searchlight party? This searchlight gets used during Labour Day long weekends for the annual Nungarin Vintage Rally and Search Light Party. During World War II the 800,000 candela of power...

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