Support Us


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 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 make Queensland’s history accessible. Members are invited to take an active interest the Society through assisting in the many different areas of our operations.

We invite you to apply for membership by clicking on the Apply Online Now button 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 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, 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

Standard Membership

$66 per annum

In addition supporting The Royal Historical Society of Queensland publish, preserve and display Queensland History regular membership includes:

– Quarterly Queensland History Journal
– Monthly Members’ Bulletin (Feb – Dec)
– Commissariat Store Museum Access
– Research Assistance at Welsby Library
– Discounts at most RHSQ events



The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and the Commissariat Store Museum function only with the generous assistance of our volunteers. The Society is always seeking volunteers. While membership is not a requirement to volunteer, all members are encouraged to take an active interest in their Society.

Opportunities for volunteers are wide and varied. Our volunteers guide visitors around the convict-built Commissariat Store Museum, manage the museum collection and create the museum displays, manage the Welsby Library, provide research assistance, produce our publications including the monthly Bulletin, the Queensland History Journal and various books, maintain our website and marketing channels and provide general administrative assistance.

Our team of volunteers come from many different backgrounds and join us for a variety of reasons. We welcomed university students, people on a career break, retirees and even busy professionals who have a little spare time. All our volunteers make a fantastic contribution to the Society by promoting the history Queensland and preserving our past.

Volunteering enquiries should be directed to RHSQ Administration and Museum Manager Ilona Fekete.