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...

HCV Book Club - Conversations with the author

  • This month's Book Club was Grace Karskens, speaking about People of the River with Yves Rees: HCV Book Club
  • Next month join us to hear John Merriman in conversation with Peter McPhee. Book here!

Making Public Histories


  • 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).

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.


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