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.

Battery Hill Mining Centre
160 Peko Rd, Tennant Creek, NT, 860, Australia
Cairns & District Historical Society
Landsborough Historical Society Inc.
4 Maleny St, Landsborough, Qld, 4550, Australia
Queensland Womens' Historical Society
35 Jordan Tce, Bowen Hills, Qld, 4006, Australia
Wynnum Manly Historical Society
Wynnum Community Centre
Clare National Trust Museum
Corner Neagles Rock Rd & Victoria Rd, Clare, SA, 5453, Australia
Friends of PS Oscar W
The Wharf, Cutting Rd, Goolwa, SA, 5214, Australia
Pioneers Association of South Australia Inc
Basement Stafford House, 23-25 Leigh St, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
Hobart Town (1804) First Settlers Association
Moonah Community Centre, 7 Gormanston Road, Moonah, Tas, 7009, Australia
National Council of Women of Victoria
, , , , Australia
Australian-Polish Community Services Inc.
, Seddon, Vic, 3011, Australia
Bendigo Historical Society
, , Vic, , Australia
Carisbrook Historical Society
Cornish Association of Victoria Inc
, Blackburn South, Vic, 3130, Australia
East Melbourne Historical Society Inc
, East Melbourne, Vic, 3002, Australia
Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc
, Cheltenham, Vic, 3192, Australia
Harrietville Historical Society Inc
, Harrietville, Vic, 3741, Australia
Inglewood and District Historical Society Inc
, Inglewood, Vic, 3517, Australia
Kyneton Historical Society Inc
, Kyneton, Vic, 3444, Australia
Mallacoota & District Historical Society
Airport Road, Mallacoota, Vic, 3892, Australia
Mordialloc and District Historical Society
Newstead and District Historical Society
, , Vic, , Australia
Prahran Historical and Arts Society
, , Vic, , Australia
Shepparton Heritage Centre
Uniting Church Archives and Historical Society
54-56 Serrell Street, Malvern East, Vic, 3145, Australia
Woodend and District Heritage Society Inc.
43 Forest Street, Woodend, Vic, 3442, Australia
Irwin Districts Historical Society
5 Waldeck St, Dongara, WA, 6525, Australia
Australian Viola Da Gamba Society Inc
, , ACT, , Australia
Black Diamond District Heritage Centre Inc
Bulli Station, Bulli, NSW, 2516, Australia
Central Highlands Historical Association Inc
, , NSW, , Australia
Gravesend & District Historical Society
37 Plunkett Street, Warialda, NSW, 2402, Australia
Maclean District Historical Society Inc
Corner of Wharf and Grafton Streets, Maclean, NSW, 2463, Australia
Museum of Fire Inc
1 Museum Drive, Penrith, NSW, , Australia
Queanbeyan & District Historical Society
10 Farrer Pl, Queanbeyan, NSW, , Australia
Sutherland Shire Historical Society
25 E Parade, Sutherland, NSW, 2232, Australia
Yass & District Historical Society
247A Comur Street, Yass, NSW, 2582, Australia
Fannie Bay History & Heritage Society
, Parap, NT, 820, Australia
Capricorn Coast Historical Society
Yeppoon Town Hall & Paint Pot Gallery, 25-27 Normanby St, Yeppoon QLD 4703, Australia
MacArthur Museum Brisbane
MacArthur Chambers
Redland Museum Foundation
60 Smith St, Cleveland, Qld, 4163, Australia
Adelaide Colonial Dancers
Ikaros Town Hall, 24 Arthur St, Unley, SA, 5061, Australia
Clare Regional History Group
229 Main North Rd, Clare, SA, 5453, Australia
Gawler National Trust Museum
59 Murray St, Gawler, SA, 5118, 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
Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee Inc
Macarthur Street, East Melbourne, Vic, 3002, Australia
Aviation Historical Society of Australia
, , Vic, , Australia
Bendigo Historical Society Inc.
186 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo, Vic, 3550, Australia
Carlton Community History Group Inc
, Carlton North, Vic, 3054, Australia
Corop Community Action Group Inc
, Corop, Vic, 3559, Australia
Echuca Historical Society
Friends of Cornish Hill Inc
22 Orford Street, Daylesford, Vic, 3460, Australia
Harry Hawker Pioneer Aviator Society Inc
, Moorabbin, Vic, 3189, Australia
Inglewood Historical Society
Lakes Entrance Family History Resource Centre Inc
, Kalimna, Vic, 3909, Australia
Malmsbury Historical Society Inc.
71 Mollison Street, Malmsbury, Vic, 3446, Australia
Mornington and District Historical Society Inc
, Mornington, Vic, 3931, Australia
Newstead and District Historical Society Inc.
2 Canrobert Street, Newstead, Vic, 3462, Australia
Prahran Mechanics' Institute
39 Saint Edmonds Road, Prahran, Vic, 3181, Australia
Somerville; Tyabb & District Heritage Society
Victoria Police Historical Society
, , Vic, , Australia
Wycheproof and District Historical Society Inc.
38 High Street, Wycheproof, Vic, 3527, Australia
Jarrahdale Heritage Society Inc
631 Jarrahdale Rd, Jarrahdale, WA, 6124, Australia
Canberra and District Historical Society
Curtin Shopping Centre, Curtin, ACT, 2605, Australia
Blacktown and District Historical Society
71 Seven Hills Road south, Seven Hills, NSW, 2147, Australia
Cessnock District Historical and Family History Society Inc
65-67 Vincent St, Cessnock, NSW, 2325, Australia
Gresford District Historical Society
2164 Glendonbrook Rd, Summer Hill, NSW, 2421, Australia
Manly Warringah and Pittwater Historical Society
North Curl Curl Community Centre, Abbott Rd, North Curl Curl, NSW, 2099, Australia
Museum of Printing at NERAM
106-114 Kentucky St, Armidale, NSW, 2350, Australia
Rail Journeys Museum
Railway Station Werris Creek, Single St, Werris Creek, NSW, 2341, Australia
Tamworth Historical Society
142 Denison Street, Tamworth, NSW, 2340, Australia
Young Historical Society
2 Campbell St, Young, NSW, 2594, Australia
Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory
84 Smith St, Darwin City, NT, 800, Australia
Cardwell Shire History Society
51 Victoria St, Cardwell, Qld, , Australia
Maryborough District Family History Society
Level 2/164 Richmond St, Maryborough, Qld, 4650, Australia
Rockhampton & District Historical Society
Stapleton Park, North Rockhampton, Qld, 4701, Australia
Adelaide Gaol
18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton, SA, 5031, Australia
Cleve Agricultural and Folk Museum
Cleve Old Council Chambers, Third st, Cleveland, SA, 5640, Australia
Genealogy SA
201 Unley Rd, Unley, SA, 5061, Australia
University of South Australia; The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre
61-73 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
Lindisfarne Historical Society
Wellington Rd, Lindisfarn, Tas, 7015, Australia
Alexandra Historical Society
6 Paynes Avenue, Alexandra, Vic, 3714, Australia
Avoca & District Historical Society Inc.
85 High Street, Avoca, Vic, 3467, Australia
Berwick Pakenham Historical Society Inc
78 Princes Highway, Pakenham, Vic, 3810, Australia
Casterton and District Historical Society Inc
, Casterton, Vic, 3311, Australia
Craigieburn Historical Interest Group
, Craigieburn, Vic, 3064, Australia
Edenhope and District Historical Society Inc.
177 Elizabeth Street, Edenhope, Vic, 3318, Australia
Friends of Gallipoli
95 Willis Street, Hampton, Vic, 3188, Australia
Hastings-Western Port Historical Society Inc
, Hastings, Vic, 3915, Australia
Inverleigh Historical Society Inc.
71 High Street, Inverleigh, Vic, 3321, Australia
Lakes Entrance Regional Historical Society Inc
, Lakes Entrance, Vic, 3909, Australia
Maltese Historical Association (Australia) Inc
, , Vic, , Australia
Mortlake and District Historical Society Inc
, , Vic, , Australia
Nhill and District Historical Society
Preston Historical Society
266 Gower Street, Preston, Vic, 3072, Australia
Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society
Walhalla Heritage and Development League Inc
, , Vic, , Australia
Yackandandah and District Historical Society Inc.
21 High Street, Yackandandah, Vic, 3749, Australia
Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society
Railway Rd, Kalamunda, WA, 6076, Australia
Friends of Sandy and the Australian Light Horse
, , ACT, , Australia
Blue Mountains Association of Cultural Heritage Organisations
1/19 Stypandra Place, Springwood, NSW, 2777, Australia
City of Canada Bay Heritage Society
1 Bent St, Concord, NSW, 2137, Australia
Griffith Genealogical & Historical Society Inc
Tranter Place, Griffith, NSW, 2680, Australia
Manning Valley Historical Society
12 Farquhar St, Wingham, NSW, 2429, Australia
Muswellbrook Local & Family History Society
Muswellbrook Library, 126 Bridge St, Muswellbrook, NSW, 2333, Australia
Randwick and District Historical Society Inc
Level 2, Lionel Bowen Library Building, 669 Anzac Pde, Maroubra, NSW, 2035, Australia
Tenterfield Railway Preservation Society Inc
Tenterfield Railway Museum, Railway St, Tenterfield, NSW, 2372, Australia
Port Adelaide Historical Society
Torrens Buidling, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
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Historical Society of the Northern Territory
16 Charlton Ct, Woolner NT 0820, Australia
Central Qld Family History Association
16 Highway St, North Rockhampton, Qld, 4701, Australia
Morven Historical Museum Inc.
53 Albert St, Morven, Qld, 4468, Australia
Rosalie Shire Historical Society
Cnr George & Mocatta St, Goombungee, Qld, 4354, Australia
Adelaide Hills Motor Restorers Club
Von Doussa Clubrooms, Corner Cameron St and Druids Ave, Mount Barker, SA, 5251, Australia
Cobdogla Irrigation Museum
Trussell Tce, Barmera, SA, 5345, Australia
German Australian Connections Network
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
Bass Strait Maritime Centre (Devonport)
6 Gloucester Ave, Devonport, Tas, 7310, Australia
Maritime Museum of Tasmania
16 Argyle St, Hobart, Tas, 7000, Australia
Altona-Laverton Historical Society Inc.
128 Queen Street, Altona, Vic, 3018, Australia
Bacchus Marsh & District Historical Society Inc.
215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh, Vic, 3340, Australia
Box Hill Historical Society Inc.
27 Bank Street, Box Hill, Vic, 3128, Australia
Castlemaine Historical Society
Cressy & District History Group Inc
, Cressy, Vic, 3322, Australia
Eldorado Museum Association Inc
, Eldorado, Vic, 3746, Australia
Friends of St Kilda Cemetery Inc
, Kew, Vic, 3101, Australia
Hawthorn Historical Society Inc.
9 Swinburne Avenue, Hawthorn, Vic, 3122, Australia
Inverloch Historical Society Inc.
15 Bolding Place, Inverloch, Vic, 3996, Australia
Lang Lang & District Historical Society Inc
, Lang Lang, Vic, 3984, Australia
Malvern Historical Society
Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club
, Muckleford, Vic, 3451, Australia
Nillumbik Historical Society Inc
, Diamond Creek, Vic, 3089, Australia
Pyramid Hill & District Historical Society Inc
, Pyramid Hill, Vic, 3575, Australia
Springvale and District Historical Society
Wangaratta Family History Society
, , Vic, , Australia
Yallourn North & District Historical Society
Katanning Historical Society
Corner of Taylor St, Amabel St, and Richardson ST, Katanning, WA, , Australia
Naval Historical Society of Australia
Legacy House, 33 Geils Court, Deakin, ACT, 2600, Australia
Blue Mountains Family History Society
Blue Mountains Ciety Library, Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777, Australia
Clarence River Historical Society
190 Fitzroy St, Grafton, NSW, 2460, Australia
Gunnedah & District Historical Society Inc
Gunnedah Water Tower Museum, Anzac Park, South St, Gunnedah, NSW, , Australia
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum
6 William St, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444, Australia
Nambucca District Historical Society
Headland Museum, Liston St, Nambucca Heads, NSW, 2448, Australia
Raymond Terrace and District Historical Society
1 Sketchley St, Raymond, NSW, 2324, Australia
The Oaks Historical Society & Museum
43 Edward St, The Oaks, NSW, , Australia
Camden Haven Historical Society
58 Bold St, Laurieton NSW 2443, Australia
Katherine Museum
Lot 2922 Gorge Rd, Katherine, NT, 850, Australia
Cooktown Historical Society
121 Charlotte St, Cooktown, Qld, 4895, Australia
Mount Bauple Historical Society
1 Bauple Dr, Bauple, Qld, 4650, Australia
Rosewood Scrub Historical Society
73 Edmond St, Marbug, Qld, , Australia
Adelaide Northern Districts Family History Group
3 Ann St, Salisbury, SA, 5108, Australia
Crystal Brook History Group
Old Council Chambers 40 Brandis St, Crystal Brook, SA, 5523, Australia
Gladstone History Group
Southern Flinders Discovery Centre, 14 Gladstone St, Gladstone, SA, 5473, Australia
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
West St, Beaconsfield, Tas, 7270, Australia
Oatlands District Historical Society Inc
107 High St, Oatlands, Tas, 7120, Australia
Andrew Ross Museum Inc.
279 Eltham-Yarra Glen Road, Kangaroo Ground, Vic, 3097, Australia
Ballaarat Astronomical Society Inc
, Mount Pleasant, Vic, 3350, Australia
Bright and District Historical Society Inc
, Bright, Vic, 3741, Australia
Charlton Golden Grains Museum Inc
, Charlton, Vic, 3525, Australia
Dandenong and District Historical Society Inc
, Dandenong, Vic, 3175, Australia
Eltham District Historical Society Inc
728 Main Rd, Eltham VIC 3095, Australia
Friends of Woodlands Historic Park
, , Vic, , Australia
Healesville and District Historical Society Inc
110 River Street, Healesville, Vic, 3777, Australia
Italian Historical Society - COASIT
Learmonth and District Historical Society Inc
, Learmonth, Vic, 3352, Australia
Mansfield Historical Society
175 High St, Mansfield, Vic, 3722, Australia
Mount Duneed History Group
40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed, Vic, 3217, Australia
Oakleigh and District Historical Society
Queen Victoria Women's Centre
, Dandenong, Vic, 3175, Australia
St Andrews and Queenstown Historical Society Inc
Warracknabeal & District Historical Society Inc
81 Scott Street, Warracknabeal, Vic, 3393, Australia
Yarra Glen & District Historical Society
Kojonup Historical Society Inc