Membership Fees for 2020
  New Member Joining Fee  (per address)
June 30
October offer
Individual Member
Additional Family  Member -  Living in same household
Concession Member
Additional Family  Member -  Living in same household
Magazine Only (postage included)
Overseas Magazine Only (postage included)
Interest Group per year (available to Members only)
Visitors per day
Visitors per half day

Membership Benefits

  • All members are allowed free access to our resource centre with its 2 film and fiche scanners, 18 computers, traditional film and fiche readers and all resources, including and extensive collection of books, maps, fiche, film, CDs and DVDs.
  • Nine of the most important subscription sites such as Ancestry and FindMyPast, are available free to members and paying day visitors researching their family history in the resource centre.
  • Country, interstate and international members receive free research for two hours per year.
  • Our official quarterly magazine, The Genealogist, is included in membership.
  • Discount on seminars and workshops.
  • Access to special interest groups (small yearly fee).
  • Surname interest database (members can add up to six names they are researching)
  • The following resources are available online to members only. These resources can also be accessed by paying day visitors in the resource centre.
    • Australian Family Histories, a Bibliography
    • 1841 Census Street Index for London and Middlesex
    • Devon land Tax Records 1780-1832, heads of household index
    • Durham Land Tax 1759-1831
    • Early Electoral Rolls of Australia
    • Hue & Cry Index 1797-1810, 1828-1830, 1838-1840
    • Parliamentary Papers (Victorian) Vol 1-5, 1852-1899
    • Springvale Necropolis Plaques
    • Victorian Crown Grantees
    • Research guides
  • Members have reciprocal rights with the following interstate societies. To use any of these interstate libraries, please present your membership card, along with a letter from the Office Manager stating you are a financial member (this letter is valid for three months). Members of the above societies wishing to use our library must present their membership card at the entry desk for verification and sign the admission book. This dispensation does NOT apply to members of interstate societies who reside in Victoria.
    • Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory
    • Genealogical Society of Queensland
    • Tasmanian Family History Society Inc.
    • Queensland Family History Society Inc.
    • South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society Inc.
    • The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc.
    • Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.
    • New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc. [Auckland Branch Only]