Last updated:

September 11, 2023

Presented by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the Victorian Community History Awards are held annually to celebrate the people involved in community history projects who are dedicated to telling local stories which help all Victorians to better understand their past. The categories include:

  • Victorian Premier's History Award ($5000 prize)
  • Collaborative Community History Award ($2000)
  • Local History Project Award ($2000)
  • History Publication Award ($2000)
  • Small History Publication Award ($1500)
  • Small Organisation History Project Award ($1500) 
  • Community Diversity Award ($1500)
  • Digital Storytelling Award ($1500)
  • Historical Interpretation Award ($1500)
  • Oral History Award presented in collaboration with Oral History Victoria ($1500)
  • History Article Award ($500)
  • Judges' Special Prize ($500)


Entries for 2023 are now open

Enter online via the Royal Historical Society website, or download and print the entry form and mail to:

Victorian Community History Awards 2023
Royal Historical Society of Victoria
239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Entries close 5pm Friday 13 October 2023.


The Victorian Community History Awards are supported by the Victorian Government through the Community Support Fund.

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