About the award

Established in 1998, the Victorian Community History Awards (VCHA) are held annually to recognise the contributions made by Victorians in the preservation of the state’s fascinating history, published during the previous year.

Presented by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the awards celebrate the people involved in community history projects who are dedicated to telling local stories which help all Victorians to better understand their past. 

Categories include:

  • Victorian Premier's History Award
  • Collaborative Community History Project
  • Local History Project
  • History Publication
  • Local History - Small Publication
  • Cultural Diversity Project
  • Multimedia History Project
  • Historical Interpretation
  • Centenary of WW1
  • History Article (Peer-Reviewed)


We are now accepting entries for 2018

Download the entry form now.

Please read the conditions of entry carefully before entering. Entries close 2pm Friday 20 July 2018. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Arts Centre Melbourne on Monday 8 October 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

For more information about the Victorian Community History Awards visit historyvictoria.org.au