Join the AHSA.

Membership of the AHSA is great way to learn more about Australia’s aviation heritage.

By joining the AHSA you’ll receive four issues of Aviation Heritage and the AHSA Newsletter every year, as well as being part of a national fellowship of people dedicated to recording, researching and sharing information about our flying heritage.

New South Wales branch members also enjoy a monthly two page newsletter entitled Southern Skies and a two page historical attachment Loops & Landings.

You’ll also be contributing to and learning from Australia’s oldest aviation society. As a member, we welcome your contributions, by attending monthly meetings or conducting research of your own, for possible inclusion in our quarterly journal or newsletter.

Monthly meetings are held in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. These meetings usually feature a guest speaker addressing an aspect of Australian aviation history. Some meetings take the form of a members’ night with aircraft recognition and aviation trivia competitions, and members encouraged to discuss their specific interests.

An annual public lecture known as the John Duigan Memorial Lecture is held in Melbourne and features a talk on a significant aspect of Australian aviation history.

In Sydney, a similar annual event is known as the Arthur Butler Memorial Lecture and also features a notable guest speaker every year.

Member Benefits

Being a member of the Aviation Historical Society of Australia is:

  • a simple, easy and inexpensive way that you can support the research and documentation of Australian Aviation history and,
  • Members receive Aviation Heritage, the AHSA Journal and the AHSA Newsletter four times per year.
  • Membership entitles attendance at monthly meetings including special lectures.
  • Members receive invitations to select events when ever they are held.
  • Members receive offers of exclusive books and merchandise.
  • Discounts at bookstores and museums that offer discounts to AHSA members.
  • Enjoy the opportunity to access and talk to a wide range of people with interest and experience in all aspects of Australian aviation history.
  • Participate in the discussions on the AHSA Facebook Group. This is a great way to communicate with other online members and to seek information or provide answers to Australian aviation history questions.

AHSA Subscription Rates for 2016:


One year



Asia-Pacific (Air-Mail)


Rest of World (Air-Mail)


If joining part way through the calendar year, the new member will receive all issues of the Journal issued to date for that year. New members joining after the September issue has been mailed out will be sent the December issue, and will be recognised as a paid up member until December the following year.

Click Here to download a PDF of the 2018 Application Form.

Once you have printed and signed your Application Form, you may send it by post (address below) or you may bring it to a monthly meeting. Then you are requested to pay in Australian currency, via the following methods:

  • Via the online store – Go to the “Store” section of this website on the top menu
  • International Money Order
  • Bank Draft

Note that personal cheques drawn on overseas banks cannot be accepted, due to the high bank charges involved.

Tax Deductible Donations

The Australian Historical Society of Australia is a registered not-for-profit community group, and has registered a Publications and Research Fund for tax-exempt donations. These donations are applied to assist authors in researching and publishing historical works. All donations and bequests are welcome and will contribute to the ongoing research and recording of our aviation heritage.

Please send your Application Form to:

AHSA, P.O. Box 461 Lilydale, Victoria, Australia 3140