This calendar lists all upcoming public events that are being organised by the History Council of Victoria, plus events that are added by our members and friends.

If you are organising an event in Victoria, Australia that relates to History, you are welcome to publicise it here. Click on the 'Host your own event' button at the foot of this page to get started. Please note that there may be a delay (for moderation) before your event becomes visible on the website.

  • Wednesday, August 09, 2017 at 01:00 PM
    Melbourne Museum Theatre in Carlton, Australia

    Reel Stories: A look at Life Through Motion Film

    This August 9th event is part of the History, Culture and Collections 2017 Lecture Series and will be presented by three speakers: Dr Philip Batty, Lorenzo Iozzi and Fiona Kinsey all of whom work at Museums Victoria, in the Humanities Department.

    During this presentation, you will see segments from a recently accessible selection of film, including one of the earliest extant ethnographic films made.

    For more on the content of this lecture, further speaker details and to reserve your seat, please go to 'Melbourne Museum' What's On:

    To go straight to bookings, click on the 'TICKETS' link below, noting that this is a FREE event.


    Please note: regrettably, we had to cancel our lecture for July 2017.  We do hope to see you in the audience for this exciting August event though.

  • Friday, September 15, 2017 at 07:30 PM · $35.00 AUD
    The Australian National Aviation Museum in Melbourne, Australia

    The Harry Hawker Memorial Lecture

    The 2017 Harry Hawker Memorial Lecture

    The Harry Hawker Memorial Lectures subject for 2017 is entitled The Plane Game and will detail the formation, history and products of the Australian Beaufort Division of the Department of Aircraft Production and the Government Aircraft Factory.. Our keynote speaker is Mr John Laming, a former pilot of the largest aircraft type ever to serve the RAAF; the GAF Lincoln bomber. The lecture will be fully illustrated. Drinks and finger food will be available and is included in the entry charge. The lecture will take place in the main aircraft hall of the Australian National Aviation Museum amongst the mighty aircraft of the museum collection. Moorobbin Airport is accessed via Centre Dandenong Road which can be entered from the Nepean Highway or Warrigal Road and the museums telephone number is 9580 7752

  • Monday, September 25, 2017 at 09:00 AM through September 28, 2017
    University of Melbourne in Parkville, Australia

    Diverse Worlds

    Diverse Worlds is the 2017 National Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists. This year, it will be held alongside the 2017 Information Technologies Indigenous Communities Symposium at the University of Melbourne.

    For full details, visit:

  • Friday, October 27, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    State Library Victoria in Melbourne, Australia

    Marvellous Melbourne - The challenge of change

    The 38th Annual Conference of the Australian Garden History Society will be held in Melbourne from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 October 2017.

    Friday 27 October (all day lectures) – State Library of Victoria

    Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October – Garden Tours

    Monday 30 October – Optional Day Tour

    The program is currently being finalised. Visit for more information.

  • Monday, June 04, 2018 at 09:00 AM through June 07, 2018
    Melbourne Meat Market in North Melbourne, Australia

    Agents of Change

    The 2018 national conference of Museums Galleries Australia will be held in Melbourne.

    See the conference website for full details:

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