Special Offer to 2023 graduates


If you are completing a History major, honours or higher degree at a university in Victoria, click HERE to register for a free 12-month subscription to the Friends of the History Council of Victoria.


Founded in 2017, the HCV Friends help the History Council of Victoria to advocate for history and to educate Victorians about the value of history

As a Friend of the History Council of Victoria, you will receive a range of benefits including:

  • Free or discounted rate for tickets to HCV events including the annual lecture
  • First notification and priority booking for all HCV events including the annual lecture
  • Exclusive access to Friends-only events, behind-the-scenes tours, field trips and roadshows
  • Access to mentoring/networking opportunities
  • Ability to ‘submit your event’ to the HCV Calendar
  • Be part of our Book+Author HCV Friends Book Club
  • We keep all Friends informed of future events via an exclusive 'Alert' email newsletter.

And you’ll know that you’re helping to advocate for history and to educate Victorians about the value of history

After 12 months, we'll invite you to commence a paid subscription.

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You can unsubscribe from our communications at any time.

If you have questions about the HCV Friends or this special offer, please don't hesitate to contact us.




The History Council of Victoria Incorporated (HCV) is the peak body for history in the Australian state of Victoria. Its vision is to connect Victorians with history and to inspire engagement with the past, their identity and the world today. The HCV champions the work of historians and the value of history. It recognises that history can be written about any place, any person, any period. The HCV advocates why history matters.

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Our calendar lists all upcoming public events arranged by the History Council of Victoria (HCV), plus events in Victoria, Australia, that are added by our Friends and Members.

If you are organising an event that relates to History, we encourage you to publicise it on our website.

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As the peak body for history in Victoria, the History Council makes submissions on current issues. In doing this, the HCV Board is guided by its Advocacy Policy and by the Value of History, a statement developed co-operatively by the HCV and the History Councils of New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.

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Since 2015, the HCV has been pleased to sponsor the Years 9 and 10 category of the Historical Fiction Competition organised by the History Teachers' Association of Victoria.

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Ways to support us:

Subscribe to our free newsletter: https://www.historycouncilvic.org.au/subscribe
Endorse the Value of History statement: https://www.historycouncilvic.org.au/endorse
Find us on socials: Twitter / Facebook / YouTube

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The HCV was formed as an advisory body in 2001 and incorporated in 2003. It comprises representatives from cultural and educational institutions and heritage bodies; history teachers and curriculum advisors; academic and professional historians; and local, Indigenous, community and specialist history organisations.

As the peak body for history, the HCV has both ‘outward-looking’ roles (including advocacy and representation to government and the wider community, consultation, community education, and networking with allied interest groups) and ‘inward-looking’ roles (including member support, information dissemination, and networking between members).





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