Historical Societies and Groups

Australia has a vast network of History Societies and groups dedicated to recording and preserving our nation's history. Support them now by becoming a member today!

December 2023 - This page is in the process of being updated. We appreciate your patience while we make the site easier and even more informative.  :)

Below is a list of active historical societies across the country. Click the links to visit their websites and/or Facebook pages.  History groups are an invaluable resource especially for genealogy research as they usually have local knowledge of family names in their area. Where available you can make enquiries regarding your ancestry interests direct to the group and usually you'll find they are happy to assist. Be patient - most family history societies are run by teams of dedicated volunteers who generously donate their time to carefully locate, investigate and preserve valuable images, documents and family tree resources.

Australian Capital Territory


New South Wales

link break icon Randwick & District Historical Society Inc. facebook


Western Australia


Northern Territory

Historical Society of the Northern Territory

Centre for Indigenous Family History Studies


Australian Garden History Society

Australian Jewish Historical Society

Naval Historical Society of Australia

Australasian Mining History Association

Royal Australian Historical Society

The Cinema and Theatre Historical Society of Australia

Norfolk Island on the Web

Australian National Maritime Museum

Women's Museum of Australia and Old Gaol

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