Membership of PHA (WA) is based on a National Accreditation Standard prepared by the Professional Historians Australia. Information about the admission criteria is available HERE. Applicants should read this material carefully before filling in the application form. PHA (WA)’s Membership Secretary should be contacted for clarification if uncertain about eligibility or for any other enquiries.

PHA membership is available in the following categories:

  • Professional Historian
  • Professional Historian (Associate)
  • Graduate Historian

A broad description of these categories and our current Scale of Fees can be found HERE


The Rules of Association for the WA branch (adopted 15 September 2019) are available HERE.


  • Accreditation that is recognised by all professional historians associations across Australia.
  • Access to a group professional indemnity and public liability insurance policy.
  • Information on professional fees and on-costs.
  • A model contract for working as a consultant historian.
  • Inclusion in PHA (WA)’s Register of Consultants which is available to prospective clients.
  • Receive opportunities for work advertised via email network.
  • Free professional development.

For information about Professional Development opportunities please Contact Us. Additional information can be found on the national PHA website.