Become a member

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland invites you to make an application to become a member of the Society.

Your membership benefits include

  • a quarterly copy of the Queensland History Journal delivered in print or electronic form
  • a monthly members’ Bulletin delivered electronically February to December
  • complimentary access to the Commissariat Store Museum when you show your membership card at reception
  • discounted members rates at most Society events and functions
  • complimentary research assistance in the Welsby Library

Your membership supports The Royal Historical Society of Queensland in our work to preserve, publish, and promote  Queensland’s history. Members are invited to take an active interest in the Society through assisting in the many different areas of our operations.

We invite you to apply for membership by clicking on the appropriate buttons below. Alternatively, you are invited to print the membership application form on this page, fill in the details and return the form to the Society along with payment details. For your own security please do not email your credit card details. You are able to send the form and call us to provide your credit details over the phone. On the other hand, you can drop in at any time we are open to fill out a membership application form while visiting the Commissariat Store Museum or attending an RHSQ event.

The Society values your support and  would especially value donations from our colleagues in promoting history in the community. Donations to the Library and Museum Fund of $2 or more are eligible tax deductions. Donations to the general funds from members not seeking a tax deduction are especially valuable in keeping your Society operating. You can donate to the General Funds online through the following button. Online donations are not available yet for Museum and Library Fund.


The RHSQ Membership year runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. However, if you join between March and June, your membership application will include the following membership year.

Renewal of Membership 

For renewal of memberships or donations, members may directly credit the Society’s bank account, and put the name of the member in the payment details.

Bank account details:

Bank: Commonwealth Bank

Account name: Royal Historical Society of Queensland

BSB: 064 001

Account No:0091 1840