Membership of PHA (WA) is based on a National Accreditation Standard prepared by the Professional Historians Australia (PHA).

At PHA (WA), membership is available in the following categories:

Professional Historian
Professional Historian (Retired)
Professional Historian (Associate)
Graduate Historian

A broad description of these categories and our current fee system can be found here.


Information about the admission criteria for professional and graduate historians is available at the PHA website.  

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.


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.



Note: If you do not meet the criteria for membership, you might like to subscribe to our newsletter.  Please contact our Secretary for further details.