The Federation of Australian Historical Societies (est. 1977) is the national peak body representing the interests of about 1,000 historical societies and about 100,000 members throughout Australia. These members provide hundreds of thousands of hours of work to collect documents and images, research and publish history, present public lectures and exhibitions, protect and preserve built and place heritage, collect material objects and exhibit them in museums, and make an invaluable contribution to heritage tourism.
The Federation advocates to government and public officials in the interests of historical societies and museums, and provides access to a variety of guides and training materials to assist historical societies.
Find over 1000 historical societies, family history groups, keeping places, and community heritage groups on their interactive map.