Become a Member

Merry Christmas

Existing members of the RHSV who sign up a new member before 31 December 2019 will get a free copy of Melbourne’s Twenty Decades (to be collected from RHSV or postage paid).

If you sign up a new member as a gift please fill in the gift details below in the membership form (they get a special letter from us). If a new member signs up themselves through an existing member’s recommendation, then they can nominate that existing member to be get a free copy of Melbourne’s Twenty Decades – just make sure we have a name in the nominee field.

Christmas greetings to all our existing members and a warm welcome to all our new members.

Keep scrolling down for the membership form …

Become a Member

To become a member of the RHSV, you can join using the online application form on this page, or by downloading the applicable paper form and returning it with payment to RHSV, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.

Online Membership Application Form

(Paper) Individual (Persons and Households) Application Form

(Paper) Organisations Membership and Subscription Application Form

 

Online Application Information

  • When signing up, you will be asked to provide a password which will give you access to your account on the  RHSV website. From your account dashboard you will be able to, but not limited to:
    • view and renew your membership details
    • view recent orders and wishlist items
    • manage your shipping and billing addresses
    • edit your password and account details.
  • Organisation members or authorised representatives will be able to claim and manage their organisation listing on the RHSV website (subject to RHSV approval).

Membership Benefits

Members of the RHSV enjoy:

  • Free use of the Society’s comprehensive Library and valuable collections – rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, newspapers, directories, indexes, registers and other items.
  • Advice with personal research from our Library and research staff.
  • One year’s subscription to History News.
  • One year’s subscription to the Victorian Historical Journal.
  • Fortnightly eBulletins which are a What’s On for the RHSV and the history sector. 
  • Discounted admission to monthly talks of historical interest.
  • Free admission to RHSV exhibitions.
  • Substantial discount to RHSV events such as conferences and workshops.
  • Substantial discount on excursions to places of historical interest with well informed guides.
  • Professional links with over 300 historical and specialist societies in Victoria.

Membership Publication Delivery Options

Please note that, whichever delivery option you choose, you are still able to get our fortnightly eBulletins (What’s On) if you supply an email address.

Digital: Digital delivery means that you will get 2 issues of the Victorian Historical Journal and 6 issues of History News delivered digitally to your email address each year

Digital / Paper: This delivery method means that you will get the 2 issues of the Victorian Historical Journal mailed, in paper copy, to your postal address and the 6 issues of History News will be delivered digitally to your email address each year.

Paper :  You get both the 2 issues of the Victorian Historical Journal and the 6 issues of History News mailed in paper copy to your postal address each year.

*A three year membership attracts a $10 discount per annum on top of any other discounts for digital delivery.

Voting Membership Options

All rates include GST

# Affiliated indicates that you are a member of another affiliated historical society which is a member of the RHSV.

Ordinary (Individual)

Digital

One Year - $75

Three Years - $195

Digital / Paper

One Year - $95

Three Years - $255

Paper

One Year - $115

Three Years - $315

Household

Digital

One Year - $85

Three Years - $225

Digital / Paper

One Year - $105

Three Years - $285

Paper

One Year - $125

Three Years - $345

Student (Full-time)

Digital

One Year - $35

Three Years - N/A

Digital / Paper

One Year - N/A

Three Years - N/A

Paper

One Year - N/A

Three Years - N/A

Affiliated Individual#

Digital

One Year - $55

Three Years - $135

Digital / Paper

One Year - $75

Three Years - $195

Paper

One Year - $95

Three Years - $255

Affiliated Household#

Digital

One Year - $65

Three Years - $165

Digital / Paper

One Year - $85

Three Years - $225

Paper

One Year - $105

Three Years - $285

Non-Voting Membership Options

All rates include GST

Affiliated Member Society#

Digital

One Year - $75

Three Years - N/A

Digital / Paper

One Year - $95

Three Years - N/A

Paper

One Year - $115

Three Years - N/A

Library / School

Digital

One Year - $85

Three Years - N/A

Digital / Paper

One Year - $105

Three Years - N/A

Paper

One Year - $125

Three Years - N/A

Corporate Membership

Digital

One Year - $250

Three Years - N/A

Digital / Paper

One Year - $270

Three Years - N/A

Paper

One Year - $290

Three Years - N/A

Subscription (Non-membership)

All rates include GST

Journal Subscription Only (Victorian Historical Journal)

Digital

One Year - $60

Three Years - N/A

Digital / Paper

One Year - N/A

Three Years - N/A

Paper

One Year - $100

Three Years - N/A

Donations Explained

We greatly appreciate donations (big or small) to assist both our day-to-day activities, and to secure our long-term future. 

There are two different ways you can choose for your donation to be applied. 

*Donations to the RHSV Foundation secure our long-term future.

*Donations to the RHSV itself are about the here and now – what we will achieve today.

RHSV  Membership Application