Become a Member

How do I join?

We provide two methods for becoming an RHSV member

  • Sign Up Online Below
    • 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).
  • New Membership form Complete the 2019 Annual Membership form. If registering via our paper form, you can print and complete the form and post with your cheque to RHSV, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.

Membership Categories

The RHSV offers a range of great value membership options.
Voting memberships

Ordinary (individuals) (1 vote) – $75
Household (2 votes)  – $85
Student (full time) (1 vote) – $35
Affiliated individual (1 vote) – $55*
Affiliated household (2 votes) – $65*

Non-voting memberships

Affiliated society – $75
Corporate – $250
Library/School -$85


Victorian Historical Journal subscription -$60^

*Affiliated members are existing financial members of a society affiliated with the RHSV (ie the society is a member of the RHSV). Please ring the office on 9326 9288 if in doubt of affiliation.

Corporate members are government departments, local councils, university departments and other organisations interested in Victorian history.

^Victorian Historical Journal subscription is a subscription to the Victorian Historical Journal only and carries no membership privileges.


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.
  • Free 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.

RHSV  Membership Application