A network of affiliated historical societies, comprising more than seventy organisations and over two thousand members has been developed across Western Australia. These societies play an active role in growing community awareness and appreciation of local history and heritage through the preservation, recording and promotion of their respective district histories.

The Society invites historical societies and other like-minded organisations to become Affitiates. Just fill in the email Membership Application Form. For further details contact the Community Officer Email or Ph: +61 9386 3841.

Benefits of Affiliation

There are significant benefits to becoming an RWAHS Affiliated Society.  These include:

Professional Support: The Society can provide assistance and advice regarding management of an historical society, including its collection, and support in grant applications.

RWAHS Newsletter and Annual Journal: Members receive the newsletter History West, which is published monthly except for January and the annual journal Early Days that features talks given at the Society’s general meetings.

Members Events: Monthly general meetings are open to all members free of charge and are entitles to receive a discount on the various tours and events.

Joint Events: In conjunction with Affiliated Societies the Society can arrange joint events such as local heritage days.

Annual State History Conference: Each year the Society holds its State History Conference of Affiliated Societies which is hosted by one of its affiliated societies.

Merit Award: The Affiliates Committee, on behalf of the Society, presents a Merit Award at the Annual Conference.  This is awarded to the Affiliated Society who is judged to have been outstanding in improving and promoting their organisation, including caring for their collection and the history of their community. If your organisation is interested in participating in this competition please see "The Annual Activities Report Guidelines" section in the Annual Report Form.

Free Access to RWAHS Library, research advice from Society's Librarian: Affiliated membership entitles your members to free access to the extensive research library and its research services.

Discounts on Archival Materials and Books are available at the Society's Shop.

Opportunity to Work on Affiliated Societies Committee: The Affiliated Societies Committee represents the interests of Affiliated Societies and assists the host society to organise the Annual Royal Western Australian History Conference of Affiliated Societies. Committee members are elected each year at the annual conference. The Affiliated Societies are also represented on the RWAHS’ Council by two representatives from this Committee. This enables Affiliates to participate in the running of their parent body.

Contacts for Affiliated Societies
See the comprehensive listing of Affiliated Societies contact details.

Keeping up-to-date with our affiliates

Every year we ask you for your current contact details and activity report by completing and submitting the Annual Report Form, including the Annual Activities Guidelines  This will allow us to regularly update the entry for you society in the list of Affiliated Societies on this website.