Become a member

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

There are two ways to support our work – become a member and/or donate.

We offer individuals and organisations the option to subscribe to an annual plan or make a one-off payment for one year’s membership.

There are two types of membership:

  • Individual: general history enthusiasts and supporters, people working professionally or studying in history or related disciplines such as academia, museums, libraries, archives and professional organisations
  • 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). Not sure where your organisation fits? Contact us at

What would historians and history lovers do without the History Council of NSW? For years now the Council has worked to showcase our past in all its diversity. Through its activities and ethos, the History Council of NSW demonstrates that history is vital, fun and deeply embedded in our communities.

Associate Professor Michelle Arrow, member and 2017 Annual History Lecture speaker

Individual membership

Individual membership is $80 per year and $40 for students. There are two ways to become a member:

  1. Subscribe to a plan and be automatically billed annually
  2. Make a one-off payment for one year’s membership

Subscription plans can only be processed by credit card, and one-off payments by credit card or electronic funds transfer.

Membership benefits
  • Receive our regular e-newsletters
  • Promote your work through our online channels
  • Opportunity to participate in our paid Speaker Connect program
  • Discounted rates for our professional development and networking 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).

Corporate membership

Subscription plans can only be processed by credit card. One-off payments can be processed by credit card, funds transfer or cheque.

If you would like to receive an invoice you must submit this form.

Don't want to subscribe to a plan?

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

Make a donation

Even the smallest donation can help us achieve our key goals and support the development of the history sector in NSW. Donations of $2.00 or more are tax-deductible.

Donate online via our secure GiveNow profile below, or email us at for our bank details. If you prefer to send a cheque please make it payable to History Council of NSW Public Fund and post to PO Box R1737, Royal Exchange NSW 1225. Please provide a return address so we can mail a receipt.

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