The Military History Society of NSW is for those interested in military history from ancient and modern times from NSW, Australia and the globe.



Membership costs

Subscriptions for the 2016/17 membership year are:

  • Members: $40.00 AUD
  • Additional Family members: $5 AUD (per Member)
  • Corporate members: $40.00 AUD


Membership of the Society has a number of benefits.

The Society’s website

The Society’s website offers information about Society and Branch activities as well as links to other military organisations. There is a Members Notices page where members can post military-related notice regarding events or research assistance, or anything military.

As a benefit to members, content is provided via the website that is ordinarily not available.

Lectures and seminars

Monthly lectures are held on the first Saturday of each month in the Woolley Room, Level 1, SMSA (Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts), 280 Pitt Street, Sydney. Lectures are available free to members and guests. Featuring renowned speakers from Australian defence and security organisations, universities, other historical societies and “think tanks”, these insightful topics provide great depth into conflicts and period of history of historical military importance.


Reconnaissance is the journal of the Society, and is published for members quarterly. It publishes content regarding meetings and seminars, along with other contributed papers regarding military history, news items, opinion pieces, letters to the editor, book reviews and biographical articles round out a colourful, informative and entertaining package.

Reconnaissance is only available to financial members of the Society.

Joining the Society

The Society offers membership for:

Members – any persons of either sex of the age of seventeen (17) years or over in sympathy with the objects of the Society.

Family members – members of the family that are in sympathy with the objects of the Society and that one person shall pay the full members fee and each other shall pay a reduced fee.  Each family member shall have full membership rights except that only one copy of the Society’s journal and other notices shall be forwarded to the family group.

Family members have all the same rights, including voting rights, as individual members but only one subscription to the society journal Reconnaissance is included in the membership fee.

Junior members – persons of either sex under the age of seventeen (17) years in sympathy with the objects of the Society.

Corporate members – any registered company, government institution, educational institution, business, social or service group or military unit in sympathy with the objects of the Society may be elected as a corporate member. A corporate  member  shall nominate  one (1) representative to act or attend  on its behalf  in all matters  relating  to corporate  membership   in default of which the principal  office  bearer  will be taken to be the representative.

Tax Deductable Donations

Although the Military History Society is a registered charity donations are not tax deductible.

To enquire about becoming a member, please fill in the form below.

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For further enquiries relating to membership you can contact the President.


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