The Federation of Australian Historical Societies acknowledges that the nation of Australia boasts the longest living culture and heritage of any part of the world. We pay tribute to our First Peoples, their heritage and their contribution to our contemporary society. We will endeavour to have First Peoples engaged in our historical work and participating as members. We acknowledge the First Peoples as the original custodians of the land on which our societies work and operate.

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Heritage Fortifications Papers

Affiliated State & Territory Peak Bodies - view map


Getting Started

Orientation and how to start an historical society

Starting Out

Running a society

Organising your society and planning for the future


Managing your collections

Collecting, digitisation and making collections available




Published reports, surveys and help guides on history and heritage.

Training Guides and Reports

eHive Community

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Community Collections

History Clinic

Need support? Book in for a session at the History Clinic.

Online Support

Contact Us

Federation of Australian Historical Societies

Phone: 02 6295 2837
Post: GPO Box 1440, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia