Please note: The Royal Australian Historical Society will be closed from 5pm Thursday 1st October through to 9am Tuesday 6th October. We wish everyone a happy and safe October long weekend.


The Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS), Australia’s oldest historical organisation founded in Sydney in 1901, promotes the study of Australian history. The Society organises events, produces publications and provides research advice and support to its membership network of individuals and local historical societies, with a particular focus on New South Wales local and community history. Based at History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney, our library contains a valuable research collection of more than 60,000 items on Australian history.

We would like to thank our membership and benefactors for funding and supporting our activities and facilities.

Please join us and become part of the Australian history community.