Membership of a Professional Historians Association in Australia provides a peer accredited status as an historian working in the public field.

This accreditation is based on a National Accreditation Standard prepared by Professional Historians Australia (PHA).

The benefits of PHA NSW & ACT membership include:

  • industry recognition as a professional historian;
  • post nominals MPHA (Member Professional Historians Australia)
  • professional development workshops;
  • advertising and promoting your work, skills and expertise in various media
  • networking events and activities;
  • being a part of a professional network;
  • an employment and opportunities bulletin with jobs unique to PHA NSW & ACT members;
  • having a voice in advocacy in public history matters;
  • earning honorariums for PHA NSW & ACT engagements;
  • representation in contractual matters;
  • discounted insurance rates for Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance;
  • advertising your services through our Historians Register;
  • listing your publications;
  • publishing your work in PHA journals and bulletins;
  • opportunity to publish on our award-winning blog;
  • supporting advocacy and profile raising for the history profession.

PHA NSW & ACT works to connect with prospective employers to increase work opportunities as well as promote the importance and value of accredited historians in public history.




Postal Address

GPO Box 2437
Sydney NSW 2001