Our current membership rates are:

Joining Fee

Payable when you first join in addition to the annual subscription:

  • Ordinary $20.00
  • Concessional (Full pension & full-time students) $10.00

The concessional joining fee is available to Australian residents who hold an Australian Department of Social Security full pension and health rebate card, or are full-time students at an approved Australian educational institution. Documentation is required.

Annual Subscription

Current membership rates as at 1 July 2017 are: 

  • Ordinary $78.00
  • Joint $117.00 (two people in one household.  Both enjoy full membership rights but receive one copy of the journal. Proof of residential address is required. 
  • Affiliate (for organisations) $78.00

Print out and complete our Application for Membership form and return it to us in person, by mail, fax, or as a scanned attachment by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


A bequest is a practical way for you to make an lasting gift to support the Society's work and family history research.

Interested in the advantages of joining the Society?

You'll find our Application Form here. 

Joint members each need to fill out and return an application form to us. 

If you are joining from outside of Australia, GST is not applicable and you should complete our Overseas Application Form

You can return your Application Form to us by email, fax or mail.  You can also join on your first visit to our library, bring your completed form with you or we'll give you one to complete when you come in. 

Why not become a Sustaining member?


Direct Debit facilities

You can 'set and forget' the payment of your annual subscription through Direct debit facilities.  Have your annual subscription automatically deducted from your nominated bank account, Visa or Mastercard eachyear.  Just complete the Direct Debit Agreement form here and return it to us.  You don't have to remember to pay your subs each year, and it helps keep out costs down too. 

If you are a current member you can elect to receive your journal electronically instead of in print.  It will be delivered straight to your email inbox and allows you to read it at your leisure on your computer, tablet or phone.  Plus it means that you have instant access to all the embedded hyperlinks mentioned in it, you can increase the size of the font to suit your eyesight and you can quickly search the text for keywords. Any flyers sent out with the journal will also be sent electronically so you won't miss out on anything. 

Try a sample copy here.  To receive your journal electronically please contact our Membership Officer on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..