Welcome to the History Council of Victoria!

The History Council of Victoria Incorporated (HCV) is the peak body for history in the Australian state of Victoria. Our vision is to connect Victorians with history and to inspire engagement with the past, their identity and the world today. We champion the work of historians and the value of history. We recognise that history can be written about any place, any person, any period. We advocate why history matters. Read more about our work...

Upcoming events

We look forward to you joining us when we return in 2022.

Book + Author - The HCV Book Club 

HCV Friends

  • Join us as a champion for history, help us advocate for the value of history, the importance of history education and the work of historians.
  • Get access to our Book+Author Book Club, earlybird event bookings and book discounts.

Making Public Histories

  • Watch the recording of our Making Public Histories events on our YouTube channel.

Jane Hansen Prize for History Advocacy

Lynette Russell Prize for First Peoples' History in Schools

HCV Annual Lecture 

  • ‘I don’t hold a hose, mate’: Power and sentiment in the Australian Federation presented by Dr Carolyn Holbrook
  • Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/nHJXVi3dK0c 


  • Our submission to the ACARA - Australian Curriculum Review.

  • Open letter to PM Scott Morrison on the funding of the National Archives, signed by HCV Chair Peter McPhee.

  • Statement from Professor Peter McPhee and letter to The Age about the funding crisis facing the National Archives.

  • Article from Professor Peter McPhee about the National Archives in the Australian Book Review.

  • Find out about celebrating advocacy here: Jane Hansen Prize for History Advocacy

  • The combined History Councils of Australia submission to the Attorney-General’s Department about the Functional & Efficiency Review of the National Archives of Australia (Tune Review).


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