Blog Site

This page provides members with an opportunity to present their research and to ask others with information to contact them (click)

Members Page

A page where you can access past newsletters and information on members only events. Login below to gain access.

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Benefits of membership

The Castlemaine Historical Society is dependent on the members and their membership fees to support our community operations. Our expanding services and resources provide people with the information they seek in tracing family  and local history from the records held in our archives.


Members of the CHSI receive  a range of benefits

  • monthly newsletter
  • access to free research using our archives
  • invitation to Monday meetings with a visiting speaker. (First Monday of the month at 7:30 at the Former Courthouse, 7 Goldsmith Crescent, Castlemaine)
  • concessional booking to events with other organisations
  • invitation to social events
  • use of the members blog site, as a research contact point.

Membership Application/Renewal

You can renew or apply for membership using one of the 2 methods below:

    • registering an account or logging in online by clicking here
    • downloading and completing the form available here. (click) or
    • renewal of membership can be done online if you have an account, you will be prompted to make a payment once the membership has expired, or you can download the form here
Associate No Fee
Ordinary (Single) $35.00 Newsletter Postage  ($15)
Ordinary (Double) $50.00 Fundraiser/Raffle
Corporate/Group $60.00 Donation (Non – Tax Deductible)

Membership, entry fees and subscription

  • The membership shall comprise the following classes:

(a)     ordinary members, who shall be natural persons and who have been approved in accordance with the provisions within these Rules; and

(b)     life members, who shall be natural persons and who have provided service to the Association which the executive committee members declare to be outstanding and whose nominations as life member have in each instance been approved by resolution passed at a general meeting on notice of motion and shall NOT be required to pay a membership fee; and

(c)     associate members, who shall be natural persons and whom the executive committee nominates with the consent of those persons as associate members, and have in each instance been approved by resolution at a meeting of the executive committee, such resolution shall include a statement specifying the period of associate membership and that during that period the associate member is not required to pay a fee; and

(d)     corporate members, being corporations incorporated pursuant to the Companies Code, or associations incorporated pursuant to the Act, or non incorporated associations, desiring to further the objects of the Castlemaine Historical Society Incorporated.

  • Associate members and corporate members shall not be entitled to vote at any meetings of the Association whether in person or by proxy.

Membership rules (click)