Society Objectives & Policies

  • To encourage the study of Australian and especially Victorian history by establishing a public museum, art gallery, library and archives.
  • To promote the preservation, proper organisation and publication of authentic historical records.
  • To acquire and preserve for the use of the Society and the public, objects and materials that illuminate the history of Victoria.
  • To undertake historical research into people, sites, buildings, event or issues and to participate in activities aimed at promoting, commemorating and/or, where relevant, preserving and conserving them.
  • To promote the dissemination of information by lectures, seminars, workshops, excursions of historic and geographic interest, and exhibitions.
  • To encourage the establishment of societies with aims consistent with these purposes, to support their activities and to promote a network of regional associations to link them to each other and to the Society.
  • To publish relevant newsletters, journals and other material.

The Royal Historical Society of Victoria is managed by the Council that operates under the Society’s Constitution.



June 2020

What to do with our Monuments and Statues

Press release regarding the humanities in Australia