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Our Reponsibilities


The Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) is committed to good governance practices that support the organisation’s core goals. The RAHS Council – a body of twelve representatives elected by our members – runs the organisation. The Council meets ten to twelve times throughout the year. After every annual general meeting, the Council elects an executive committee to support our employees in delivering our strategic initiatives and core operational activities.

The RAHS Council is also the primary custodian for our home, History House, 133 Macquarie Street. Through continuous conservation and stewardship, the Council ensures that History Houses remains a community space of State Heritage significance. The RAHS library and archives, situated at History House, are another core resource that the Council must manage in a way that supports our educational and research roles.

Below are the main governance information and policies that underpin how the Society makes its decisions and conducts its core activities.

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Our Legal Structure

The Royal Australian Historical Society is a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee. As a registered charity, it is subject to the rules of the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC). Our charity details are available on the ACNC charity register.

ABN: 91 000 027 654

ACN: 000 027 654

Our Constitution

The new RAHS Constitution was presented to members for approval at the 2013 Annual General Meeting.

Download the RAHS Constitution.

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