About PHA Qld

PHA (Qld), a professional society for qualified and accredited Queensland historians, is similar to other professional associations such as architects’, doctors’, engineers’ and planners’ professional bodies. The PHA (Qld) is not an historical society, but instead seeks to promote the skills and expertise that members offer, and to assist qualified and accredited historians in their professional development. The organisation also aims to foster a collegiate, supporting atmosphere for professional historians, and to disseminate relevant news, events and information to members.

PHA (Qld) is a member of the national body Professional Historians Australia (PHA). For details about PHA please refer to their website.


Members of PHA (Qld) live throughout Queensland and undertake a wide range of historical projects and research. For information about joining PHA (Qld) go to the membership page.


A Management Committee is elected each year at our Annual General Meeting (a very social affair) to oversee the administration of PHA (Qld) into the next financial year.

Meetings and activities

General meetings or “behind the scenes” tours of libraries, archives or repositories, or other relevant research, historical or heritage venues are held at various occasions throughout the year. Extra professional development activities are organised after requests or suggestions from members.

The main medium for disseminating information, news and events to PHA (Qld) members is via our regular eBulletin.


PHA (Qld) has in the recent past had an irregular Newsletter produced and distributed to members. The Newsletter is currently unavailable until a new Newsletter Editor/Editors can be found.

Position Vacant:

PHA (Qld) Newsletter Editor/Editors (if any PHA (Qld) members are interested, please contact your President or Management Committee).

Rules of PHA (Qld)

Rules of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland) Inc.


PHA (Qld) forwards a regular email bulletin to all members, generally on a fortnightly basis. These bulletins contain information such as historical or heritage work, projects or tenders available, news and events of interest to the historical and research community, and details of members activities and achievements.

The Management Committee of PHA (Qld) also uses the eBulletin as the primary communication with members about activities and decisions. News about membership, membership renewals and dues are also sent in the eBulletin.

For details, contributions or other information for inclusion in the eBulletin, please contact our eBulletin Editor direct, or the President.

Scale of Fees

The national body Professional Historians Australia produces a guide for all PHA members or potential employers. This can be viewed here.

Code of Ethics

PHA Qld members are bound by the Professional Historians Australia Code of ethics.

Commissioning a history

Please look here for further information and how to find an accredited professional historian.