Is your society an incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Act? Does your society also have a PayPal account through which you can make and receive payments?
Incorporated associations seeking to open a PayPal account may have run into difficulties because the association is not a company or other corporation under the Corporations laws, and so has not been able to open an account.
It seems there may be issue that incorporated associations, as they exist under legislation in the various Australian states and territories, are not recognised by PayPal as legal entities.
If your incorporated association has had similar problems, or on the other hand, has been able to open and operate a PayPal account, RAHS Councillor Bruce Baskerville would be very interested to hear from you.
Bruce can be contacted by email at email@example.com or otherwise leave a message with the RAHS Office on 9247 8001 or by post to History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000.