Our aim is to ensure that history, in all its diverse forms, is an important part of the cultural life of the people and communities of NSW.

We provide services and programs which aim to build capacity within the history sector and showcase the importance of history.

Our programs cover a wide range of activities, from internships to awards and prizestalks, professional development events, online resources and our flagship annual festival – History Week.

Find out more below or if you have any questions, contact us at

Country Week tennis, 5 January 1937, White City (Rushcutters Bay, NSW), by Sam Hood, courtesy State Library of NSW

  • Networking opportunities 76.2%
  • Professional development 47.6%
  • Awards and prizes 47.6%
  • Online resources 42.9%
  • Advocacy submissions 38.1%
  • Sector news 33.3%
  • Employment bulletin 23.8%

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