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The History Council of New South Wales was established in 1995. It is a not-for-profit association run for the benefit of its members.  It is a registered charity guided by the rules of its Constitution, a copy of which is available for download here.

We provide services and programs, which aim to build capacity within the history sector and showcase the importance of history, and we actively seek the input of our members on our General Council, Executive and associated sub-committees.  Further information about the General Council can be found here.

There are two types of membership and we offer both individuals and organisations the option to subscribe to an annual plan or make a one-off payment for one year’s membership:

  1. Individual: history enthusiasts and supporters, history students and/or professionals including those in museums, libraries, archives and professional organisations
  2. Corporate: our corporate members encompass large organisations (cultural, academic and government institutions), medium organisations (local libraries, galleries, councils and professional organisations) and small organisations (voluntary and local organisations such as historical societies).

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I acknowledge the History Council NSW and their critically important work of recognising and celebrating the history of New South Wales. From an Aboriginal perspective, I personally appreciate the work done by the Council in delivering an important place for an Indigenous presence in the State’s history and in encouraging the development of Indigenous historians across the past two decades. The History Council has worked tirelessly to deliver a balanced understanding of the nation’s past and one that offers pride for all Australians.

Professor John Maynard FASSA, 2019 Annual History Lecture speaker

1. Individual membership

Membership is $80 per year or $40 for students/concession/Seniors Card Holders (verification required).


*Credit card only. You agree to be automatically billed annually via your nominated card. This is an annual recurring payment unless cancelled with the HCNSW.
**Credit card or bank transfer methods of payment.

Membership benefits

  • Receive our regular e-newsletters
  • Promote your work through our online channels
  • Participate in our paid Speaker Connect program
  • Discounted rates for our events
  • Nomination and voting rights in General Council elections
  • Ability to submit issues affecting the practice of history for consideration by the General Council (subject to discretion of the President).

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2. Corporate membership

Subscription plans (below) can only be processed by credit card.

One-off payments can be processed by credit card, funds transfer (invoice) or cheque.

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Don't want to subscribe to a plan?

Make a one-off payment for one year’s membership for your organisation


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