Society Objectives

  • To encourage the study of Australian and especially Victorian history by establishing a public museum, art gallery, library and archives.
  • To promote the preservation, proper organisation and publication of authentic historical records.
  • To acquire and preserve for the use of the Society and the public, objects and materials that illuminate the history of Victoria.
  • To undertake historical research into people, sites, buildings, event or issues and to participate in activities aimed at promoting, commemorating and/or, where relevant, preserving and conserving them.
  • To promote the dissemination of information by lectures, seminars, workshops, excursions of historic and geographic interest, and exhibitions.
  • To encourage the establishment of societies with aims consistent with these purposes, to support their activities and to promote a network of regional associations to link them to each other and to the Society.
  • To publish relevant newsletters, journals and other material.

The Royal Historical Society of Victoria is managed by the Council that operates under the Society’s Constitution.