Historical Societies

There are more than a thousand historical societies, family history groups, keeping places, and community heritage groups across Australia. This interactive map captures some of these. Is your Society listed?

Use the interactive map by clicking on the pins to find your local group and their contact details, or search by group name or location.

Historical Society of the Northern Territory
16 Charlton Ct, Woolner NT 0820, Australia
Katherine Museum
Lot 2922 Gorge Rd, Katherine, NT, 850, Australia
National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame
1 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs, NT, 870, Australia
Battery Hill Mining Centre
160 Peko Rd, Tennant Creek, NT, 860, Australia
Fannie Bay History & Heritage Society
, Parap, NT, 820, Australia
Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory
84 Smith St, Darwin City, NT, 800, Australia
National Trust of Australia - Northern Territory Branch
Audit House at Myilly Point Heritage Precinct: 2 Burnett Place, Larrakeyah , NT, 820, Australia
The Road Transport Hall of Fame
2 Norris Bell Ave, Arumbera, NT, 870, Australia
Capricorn Coast Historical Society
Yeppoon Town Hall & Paint Pot Gallery, 25-27 Normanby St, Yeppoon QLD 4703, Australia
Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group
17 Emerald St, Cooroy, Qld, , Australia
Dalby Pioneer Park Museum Society
17 Black St, Dalby, Qld, , Australia
Samford & District Historical Museum Society Inc
21 Station St, Samford, Qld, 4520, Australia
Douglas Shire Historical Society
25 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
Sandgate & District Historical Society & Museum Inc.
150 Rainbow St, Sandgate, Qld, 4017, Australia
Southern Downs Steam Railway Assocn
Warwick Railway Station, Lyons St, Qld, 4370, Australia
Brisbane Tramway Museum Society
Tramway St, Ferny Grove, Qld, , Australia
Oakey Historical Museum Society
34-38 Ramsay St, Oakey QLD 4401, Australia
Gold Coast Family History Society
Nerang Bicentennial Centre, Nerang QLD 4211, Australia
Allora & District Historical Society
27 Drayton St, Allora, Qld, , Australia
Australian Workers Heritage Centre
94 Ash St, Barcaldine, Qld, , Australia
Buderim Historical Society Pioneer Cottage
5 Ballinger Cr, Buderim, Qld, , Australia
Bundaberg Genealogical Association Inc.
Kendalls Rd, Bundaberg, Qld, 4670, Australia
Bundaberg Railway Historical Society
28 Station St, North Bundaberg, Qld, , Australia
Caboolture Family History Research Group Inc
280 Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture, Qld, 4510, Australia
Cairns & District Family History Society
271 Gatton St, Westcourt, Qld, , Australia
Cairns & District Historical Society
Cardwell Shire History Society
51 Victoria St, Cardwell, Qld, , Australia
Central Qld Family History Association
16 Highway St, North Rockhampton, Qld, 4701, Australia
Cooktown Historical Society
121 Charlotte St, Cooktown, Qld, 4895, Australia
Eacham Historical Society
5 Elizabeth St, Malanda, Qld, 4885, Australia
Enoggera & Districts Historical Society
Enoggera Memorial Hall
Eumundi & District Historical Assocn Inc.
73 Memorial Dr, Eumundi, Qld, 4562, Australia
Genealogy Sunshine Coast
Petrie Park Rd, Nambour, Qld, 4560, Australia
Gympie Family History Society
1 Chapple St, Gympie, Qld, 4570, Australia
Ipswich Historical Society
1041 Redback Plains Road, New Chum, QLD, 4303, Australia
Kenilworth & District Historical Association
7/9 Alexandra St, Kenilworth, Qld, 4574, Australia
Landsborough Historical Society Inc.
4 Maleny St, Landsborough, Qld, 4550, Australia
MacArthur Museum Brisbane
MacArthur Chambers
Maryborough District Family History Society
Level 2/164 Richmond St, Maryborough, Qld, 4650, Australia
Morven Historical Museum Inc.
53 Albert St, Morven, Qld, 4468, Australia
Mount Bauple Historical Society
1 Bauple Dr, Bauple, Qld, 4650, Australia
Mount Morgan Historical Museum
87 Morgan St, Mount Morgan, Qld, , Australia
Mulgrave Settlers Museum
60 Gordon St, Gordonvale, Qld, 4856, Australia
Museum of Tropical Queensland
70-102 Flinders St, Townsville, Qld, , Australia
Nebo Historical Museum
10 Reynolds St, Nebo, Qld, 4742, Australia
North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum Association
15-17 Welsby St, Dunwich, Qld, , Australia
Nundah and District Historical Society Inc.
1A Bage St, Nundah, Qld, 4012, Australia
Performing Arts Historical Society Townsville(PAHST) Inc.
, North Ward, Qld, 4810, Australia
Postal Telecommunications Historical Society
3 Oriel Rd, Clayfield, Qld, , Australia
Queensland Family History Society
58 Bellevue Ave, Gaythorne, Qld, 4051, Australia
Queensland Maritime Museum Association
412 Stanley St, South Brisbane, Qld, 4101, Australia
Queensland Womens' Historical Society
35 Jordan Tce, Bowen Hills, Qld, 4006, Australia
Redland Museum Foundation
60 Smith St, Cleveland, Qld, 4163, Australia
Rockhampton & District Historical Society
Stapleton Park, North Rockhampton, Qld, 4701, Australia
Rosalie Shire Historical Society
Cnr George & Mocatta St, Goombungee, Qld, 4354, Australia
Rosewood Scrub Historical Society
73 Edmond St, Marbug, Qld, , Australia
Royal Historical Society of Queensland
Stanthorpe & District Historical Society
12 High St, Stanthorpe, Qld, 4380, Australia
Tamborine Mountain Historical Society
55-57 Wongawallan Rd, Eagle Heights, Qld, 4271, Australia
The Jondaryan Woolshed Historical Museum & Park Assocn
264 Jondaryan Evanslea Rd, Jondaryan, Qld, 4403, Australia
Toowoomba & Darling Downs Family History Society
452 South St, Harristown, Qld, 4350, Australia
Torres Strait Museum and Historical Society Association
Green Hill Fort, Thursday Island, Qld, 4875, Australia
Toowoomba Historical Society
49 Lindsay St, East Toowoomba, Qld, 4350, Australia
Windsor & Districts Historical Society
3 Palmer St, Windsor, Qld, 4030, Australia
Wynnum Manly Historical Society
Wynnum Community Centre
Adelaide Gaol
18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton, SA, 5031, Australia
Barossa Museum
47 Murray St, Tanunda, SA, 5352, Australia
Brinkworth Historical Reserve Museum
Lot 1 Main St, Brinkworth, SA, 5464, Australia
Broughton Plains Heritage Society
Wandearah Oval, Wandearah East, SA, 5523, Australia
Adelaide Colonial Dancers
Ikaros Town Hall, 24 Arthur St, Unley, SA, 5061, Australia
Adelaide Hills Motor Restorers Club
Von Doussa Clubrooms, Corner Cameron St and Druids Ave, Mount Barker, SA, 5251, Australia
Adelaide Northern Districts Family History Group
3 Ann St, Salisbury, SA, 5108, Australia
Angaston & Penrice Historical Society
Old Union Chapel, Penrice St, Angaston, SA, 5353, Australia
Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (Adelaide Branch)
59 Regent St, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
Barossa Light Horse Historical Association
889 Williamstown Rd, Williamstown, SA, 5351, Australia
Beachport Old Wool and Grain Store Museum
5 Railway Tce, Beachport, SA, 5280, Australia
Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society
Arthur St, Booleroo Centre, SA, 5482, Australia
Burnside Historical Society
Burnside Community Centre, corner of Greenhill and Portrush Roads, Burnside, SA, 5066, Australia
Bute History Group
Old ANZ Building, High St, Bute, SA, 5560, Australia
Campbelltown Historical Society
Cambelltown Library, 171 Montacute Rd, Newton, SA, 5074, Australia
Clare National Trust Museum
Corner Neagles Rock Rd & Victoria Rd, Clare, SA, 5453, Australia
Clare Regional History Group
229 Main North Rd, Clare, SA, 5453, Australia
Cleve Agricultural and Folk Museum
Cleve Old Council Chambers, Third st, Cleveland, SA, 5640, Australia
Cobdogla Irrigation Museum
Trussell Tce, Barmera, SA, 5345, Australia
Crystal Brook History Group
Old Council Chambers 40 Brandis St, Crystal Brook, SA, 5523, Australia
Dublin History Group Research Centre
9 Sixth St, Dublin, SA, 5501, Australia
East Torrens Historical Society
1 Crescent Dr, Norton Summit, SA, 5136, Australia
Echunga District Historical Society
Echunga Institute, Adelaide Rd, Echunga, SA, 5153, Australia
Encounter Bay Family History Group
Victor Habor Public Library, 1 Bay Rd, Victor Harbor, SA, 5211, Australia
Engineers Australia; South Australian Division
108 King William Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
Farina Restoration Group
Along Oodnadatta Track, between Lyndhurst and Marree, Farina, SA, 5733, Australia
Fleurieu Peninsula Family History Group
Uniting Church Hall, corner William Rd and Ramsgate Ave, Christies Beach, SA, 5165, Australia
Fort Glanville Historical Society
359 Military Rd, Semaphore Park, SA, 5018, Australia
Friends of Glenthorne
Glenthorne Farm, Main South Road, O'Halloran Hill, SA, 5158, Australia
Friends of Lutheran Archives Inc
197 Archer St, North Adelaide, SA, 5006, Australia
Friends of Mawson
c/o South Australian Museum, North Tce, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
Friends of PS Oscar W
The Wharf, Cutting Rd, Goolwa, SA, 5214, Australia
Gawler National Trust Museum
59 Murray St, Gawler, SA, 5118, Australia
Genealogy SA
201 Unley Rd, Unley, SA, 5061, Australia
German Australian Connections Network
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
Gladstone History Group
Southern Flinders Discovery Centre, 14 Gladstone St, Gladstone, SA, 5473, Australia
University of South Australia; The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre
61-73 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
Goolwa National Trust History Centre
11-13 Porter St, Goolwa, SA, 5214, Australia
Glencoe Branch; National Trust
Corner, Glencoe Road and Woolshed Road, Glencoe, SA, 5291, Australia
Historical Society of South Australia
Burnside City Uniting Church, 384 Portrush Road, Tusmore, SA, , Australia
History Trust of South Australia
Torrens Parade Ground, Victoria Drive, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
Lucindale Historical Society
Railway Terrace, Lucindale, SA, 5272, Australia
Lutheran Archives
27 Fourth St, Bowden, SA, 5007, Australia
Marion Historical Society
245 Sturt Rd, Sturt, SA, 5047, Australia
Military Vehicle Preservation Society of South Australia
The National Military Vehicle Museum, 10 Sturton Rd, Edinburgh Parks, SA, 5111, Australia
Mt Horrocks Historical Society
cnr Surrey Lane & Horrocks Highway, Penwortham, SA, 5453, Australia
Murray Bridge & Districts Historical Society Inc
Railway Reserve, Murray Bridge, SA, 5253, Australia
National Trust of South Australia
631 Glynburn Road, Beaumont, SA, 5066, Australia
Pioneers Association of South Australia Inc
Basement Stafford House, 23-25 Leigh St, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Inc
State Lib. North Tce, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
Launceston Tramway Museum Society
2 Invermay Rd, Invermay, Tas, 7248, Australia
Bass Strait Maritime Centre (Devonport)
6 Gloucester Ave, Devonport, Tas, 7310, Australia
Maritime Museum of Tasmania
16 Argyle St, Hobart, Tas, 7000, Australia
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
West St, Beaconsfield, Tas, 7270, Australia
Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority
Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur, Tas, 7182, Australia
Channel Historical & Folk Museum Association
1755 Channel Hwy, Margate, Tas, 7054, Australia
Circular Head Heritage Centre
8A King St, Smithton, Tas, 7330, Australia
Deloraine Folk Museum
100 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine, Tas, 7304, Australia
Bellerive Historical Society
Community Arts Centre, 17 Cambridge Rd, Bellerive, Tas, 7018, Australia
Bruny Island Historical Society
3895 Bruny Island Main Rd, Alonnah, Tas, 7150, Australia
Burnie Historical Society
Burnie Regional Museum, Little Alexander St, Burnie, Tas, 7320, Australia
Coal River Valley Historical Society
18 Bridge St, Richmond, Tas, 7025, Australia
Evandale History Society Inc
Evandale Community and Tourism Centre 18 High Street, Evandale, Tas, 7212, Australia
Furneax Historical Research Association
8 Fowler Road, Emita, Tas, 7255, Australia
George Town & District Historical Society Inc
25 Cimitiere St, George Town, Tas, 7253, Australia
Hobart Town (1804) First Settlers Association
Moonah Community Centre, 7 Gormanston Road, Moonah, Tas, 7009, Australia
Glamorgan-Spring Bay Historical Society
22 Franklin St, Swansea, Tas, 7190, Australia
Lindisfarne Historical Society
Wellington Rd, Lindisfarn, Tas, 7015, Australia
Oatlands District Historical Society Inc
107 High St, Oatlands, Tas, 7120, Australia
Penguin History Group
Penguin Railway Station, 44 Main Rd, Penguin, Tas, 7316, Australia
Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society
14 Spring St, Sheffield, Tas, 7306, Australia
Sandy Bay Historical Society
410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay, Tas, 7005, Australia
St Marys Cranks & Tinkerers Museum
7143 Esk Hwy, St Marys, Tas, 7215, Australia
Tasmanian Transport Museum Society
2B Anfield St, Genorchy, Tas, 7010, Australia
Woolmers Foundation Inc
658 Woolmers Ln, Longford, Tas, 7301, Australia
St Helens History Room
61 Cecilia St, St Helens, Tas, 7216, Australia
Tasmanian Family History Society (Hobart Branch)
Old Bellerive Post Office, 19 Cambridge Road, Bellerive, Tas, 7018, Australia
Westbury Historical Society
28 Lyall St, Wesbury, Tas, 7303, Australia
Military Historical Society of Australia - Victoria Branch
National Council of Women of Victoria
, , , , Australia
Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee Inc
Macarthur Street, East Melbourne, Vic, 3002, Australia
Alexandra Historical Society
6 Paynes Avenue, Alexandra, Vic, 3714, Australia
Altona-Laverton Historical Society Inc.
128 Queen Street, Altona, Vic, 3018, Australia
Andrew Ross Museum Inc.
279 Eltham-Yarra Glen Road, Kangaroo Ground, Vic, 3097, Australia
Anglesea & District Historical Society
5B McMillan Street, Anglesea, Vic, 3230, Australia
Anglesea and District Historical Society Inc
, Anglesea, Vic, 3230, Australia
Apollo Bay and District Historical Society Inc.
6250 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, Vic, 3233, Australia
Arapiles Historical Society Inc.
, Natimuk, Vic, 3409, Australia
Ararat & District Historical Society
48 Queen St, Ararat, Vic, 3377, Australia
Ararat and District Historical Society Inc
46 Queen Street, Ararat, Vic, 3377, Australia
Aust Railway Historical Society (Vic Div)
26 Champion Rd, Newport, Vic, 3015, Australia
Eltham District Historical Society Inc
728 Main Rd, Eltham VIC 3095, Australia
Chiltern Athenaeum Trust
Australian Friends of SS Great Britain Inc
221-249 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3000, Australia
Australian Garden History Society
Gate Lodge, 100 Birdwood Ave, Melbourne, Vic, 3004, Australia
Australian Railway Historical Society (VIC DIV)
, , Vic, , Australia
Australian-Polish Community Services Inc.
, Seddon, Vic, 3011, Australia
Australian Railway Historical Society Victorian Division Inc.
27 Champion Road, Williamstown North, Vic, 3016, Australia
Aviation Historical Society of Australia
, , Vic, , Australia
Avoca & District Historical Society Inc.
85 High Street, Avoca, Vic, 3467, Australia
Bacchus Marsh & District Historical Society Inc.
215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh, Vic, 3340, Australia
Ballaarat Astronomical Society Inc
, Mount Pleasant, Vic, 3350, Australia
Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Inc
Ballarat Historical Society Inc.