The Australiana Society is an incorporated association of collectors, researchers, dealers and auctioneers devoted to collecting, studying and preserving Australiana: art, decorative arts, antiques, historic items, collectables, buildings and sites, and portable heritage made in, or relating to, Australia.

We publish Australiana, a quarterly all-colour magazine (60 pages, except for special bumper issues) presenting authoritative, topical, and practical articles on Australian art, design, furniture, ceramics, glass, jewellery, metalwork, coins, notes, medals, crafts, ephemera, architecture, history, historic houses, conservation, etc.

The contents and index to Australiana are available on this website. We seek contributions on Australiana subjects; click on Australiana magazine for details.

We organise talks, exhibition viewings, excursions, seminars and other events in Sydney and elsewhere. The Society is run entirely by volunteers.

The Australiana Society has an annual grant of up to $5,000 for institutions to assist with the acquisition of an object of Australiana that would be placed on public display.

 For details of the grant, please click on this link to visit Australiana Society Grant.


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We encourage you to submit contributions on an aspect of Australiana for our magazine. Contributions are to be well illustrated and include text, pictures and captions preferably in electronic form. We do not pay for contributions. Our Style guide is available here.


Members receive Australiana magazine, which is available only by subscription. To join, please download a membership form.

Back issues ($30 (AUD) each) are available directly from us. Household subscriptions cost $90 (AUD), institutions $90 (AUD). 


To advertise in Australiana, please see our advertising rates and deadlines. To advertise via email to our members, please see our advertising for further information.

For Media, advertising or general enquiries please email the Secretary.