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 Patron: Shauna Hicks  OMA MA Grad Dip Lib Sc Dip FHS FQFHS

History Queensland Inc.

Serving Queensland - Since 1995

Welcome to History Queensland

History Queensland Inc. was established on 15 July 1995. Local and Family History Societies operate throughout Queensland because of the dedication of thousands of members who give their services voluntarily to promote their common interest.

Who are we?
HQ offers member organisations specialised insurance including Public Liability and Voluntary Workers insurance, publishes a quarterly newsletter, hosts a Facebook page, and coordinates a biennial conference/fair for members to showcase their organisation.  

History Queensland Inc. has a new postal address effective immediately; all mail should be sent to P.O. Box 734, Golden Beach  QLD  4551

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HQ Small Grants Program 2024

  • 5 grants of up to $2,000 each may be awarded in 2024.
  • Applications open on 19 May 2024 and close at 6:00 pm on 31 August 2024.
  • Grants are open to all societies that are financial members of History Queensland Inc. (HQ Inc.).
  • The grants provide financial assistance for projects that enhance community knowledge and understanding of Queensland’s cultural heritage and history.
  • Funding will be provided for discrete projects only, including website development or the purchase of small equipment. It will not be provided for any expenditure incurred prior to the grant's granting.
  • Applications on the Small Grants 2024 Application Form must be submitted in writing to the Secretary of History Queensland Inc.

Small Grants 2024 – Information Sheet for further details on

  • Objectives & Description of the Program
  • Conditions
  • Assessment procedure & Assessment Criteria

Contact secretary@historyqueensland.org.au for any further information.


Connections - Past-Present-Future
Conference 2025

The Australasian Conference - Connections 2025 - will be held in Brisbane over four days in March 2025. Hosted by the Genealogical Society of Queensland, the conference combines the 17th Australian Conference on Genealogy and Heraldry and the 5th History Queensland State Conference.

Family History - Genealogy - Local History


Assistance For Regional Delegates – Travel And Accommodation Subsidies

The cost of travel and accommodation may exclude some members from regional areas who would otherwise like to attend the next conference.

To assist regional delegates, History Qld will subsidise the attendance of up to four members of HQ member organisations at the 2025 Conference.

Each subsidy will be up to $1500.00, and the funds will be available for travel, mileage, and accommodation.

After the conference, such costs will be reimbursed for the production of receipts or other documentary evidence.

Preference will be given to applications from people living more than 200 kilometres from Brisbane when awarding subsidies.

Depending on the response from member societies, the management committee may decide to grant no subsidies, more than four subsidies, or subsidies in amounts other than $1500.00.

If you wish to apply for support, please complete the application form and return it to the Secretary by Wednesday, October 30, 2024.

This allows successful applications to take advantage of the conference's Early Bird pricing, which closes on 30 November.

Download the pdf form, complete it, scan it, and forward it to secretary@historyqueensland.org.au.

Alternatively, you can post it to Secretary, History Queensland, P0 Box 734, Golden Beach, Qld 4551. If posted, it must be received by the deadline.

The History Queensland Committee will consider all applications and make a decision by 6 November 2024.
Successful applicants will be advised by 7 November 2024.

The Committee's decision regarding the successful applicants will be final.

For full details about the conference, including program, packages, accommodation, and venue, visit the website
For more information, email: secretary@historyqueensland.org.au

NEW Zoom Service Available

Is now available to member societies who wish to use Zoom to run meetings, hold events, or keep in touch with members. For more details click here


History Queensland Inc. offers public liability insurance 

Public Liability Insurance costs, particularly for small non-profit groups, can be an expense beyond their means. HQ Inc., through its insurance broker, offers Public Liability Insurance under blanket group insurance. Currently, the Public Liability Insurance coverage offered is $20 million.

Uniting and supporting family and local history organisations and collections throughout Queensland

HQ Services

Members Directory

A list of our current members in Queensland.


View the current list of available Speakers.

News & Events

Check out our News & Noticeboard.


Visit the lists of useful information links.


Our Aims & Objectives Include

Promotion and development of opportunities for people to participate in family history, local history, genealogical, heraldic and small museum activities.
Organization and participation in conferences, seminars and other relevant events.

To produce and distribute publications with useful and interesting information on local and family history and related subjects
History Queensland is a non-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers.
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