Benefits of Membership

Formed in 1909, we are the centre of Victoria’s history movement, with over 1,000 individual members, and we are also the peak body for over 300 local history societies.

Who can become a member?

Membership of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria is open to all. Anyone with an interest in history including libraries, schools, universities, corporations and local municipalities is welcome to join.

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.
  • Substantial 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 Categories

The RHSV offers a range of great value membership options.

Ordinary (Individual) Member – $75
Household – $85
Student (full time) – $35
Corporate Member – $250
Affiliated Individual Member – $55*
Affiliated Household – $65*
Affiliated Member Society – $75
Library/School – $85
Library/School (Subscription to Journal only) – $60
*Affiliated Members are financial members of a society which is a member of the RHSV.

How do I join?

We provide two methods for joining the RHSV

  • Sign Up Online
  • New 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.

Sign Up for RHSV Membership Online

Download the 2018 Annual Membership Form