Under the auspices of Professional Historians Australia, state and territory PHAs admit members in accordance with nationally recognised accreditation criteria and standards. Information about the national criteria and standards is available to download from this site.


PHA Statement of support for LGBTIQ community

Professional Historians Australia is proud to stand alongside our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and gender queer (LGBTIQ+) members, clients, and the wider LGBTIQ+ community to support marriage equality in Australia.

Australia’s history is diverse, as are our relationships. PHA recognises the work that LGBTIQ+ Australians contribute to the preservation, interpretation and dissemination of history; and believe that all Australians possess the right to be seen as equals in the eyes of the law, free of prejudice and discrimination.

PHA encourages all our membership and affiliated organisations to support our LGBTIQ+ colleagues and to provide a safe and inclusive environment for them to continue their work. We wish to affirm our support of our LGBTIQ+ members, and advocate the maintenance of anti-discrimination legislation to protect all members of our community.

Historia Newsletter

Historia #22 December 2017 is now available online.  This month's issue provides details of new publications, exhibitions and heritage work by Professional Historians around Australia. The Historian Profile in this issue is Dr Sue Graham-Taylor from PHA Western Australia.  There is also an announcement relating to our soon to be released revamped website.

The aims of Professional Historians Australia are:

  • to increase potential clients' and employers' awareness of both the skills of professional historians and the appropriate conditions for their employment;
  • to maintain and encourage adherence to professional standards and ethics among historians;
  • to encourage mutual support and co-operation among professional historians; and,
  • to provide a forum for critical discussion of historical scholarship in Australia.
  • to develop dialogues with bodies, institutions and agencies which are involved in the areas of history, culture and heritage

Delegates from the PHAs administer Professional Historians Australia on an honorary basis. See our contact page for the current delegates.