The Hawthorn Historical Society is a non-profit, incorporated and independent organization that is committed to exploring, preserving and saving our community’s history. In order to do this, we need a strong membership and an enthusiastic group of volunteers.

By becoming a member or volunteer you are supporting the preservation of our history, both past and present

Membership also provides you with a wide range of benefits. You will receive quarterly newsletters, invitations to all our events such as talks and history walks and free use of the society’s materials.  

Our affiliation with RHSV allows our members to access their collection and attend any of their events

A volunteer may contribute in a number of ways such as, researching requests, conducting tours or talks, documenting information, photography, committee member, indexing and preservation, restoration and helping at social activities.

How Do I become A Member?

Becoming a member is easy. You can choose from one of our three easy options below.

Purchase your membership online by clicking the link here. 

Membership Rates (to September 2024)

Single $25
Family/Household $35
Concession (pensioner/student) Single $20
Concession (pensioner/student) Family $25
Small Business/School $40

Download the application form here, and send it back to us – with an enclosed cheque – at the supplied address.

Cheques should be made out to Hawthorn Historical Society and together with the form posted to:

Hawthorn Historical Society,
Box 8
584 Glenferrie Road,
Hawthorn 3122.

Transfer your membership directly into our account with the details below, and then email us with your details and type of membership subscribed at

Bank: Westpac
BSB: 033 050
Account number: 146383.

Don’t forget to include your name in the transfer.