About the award

Established in 1998, the Victorian Community History Awards (VCHA) are held annually to recognise the contributions made by Victorians in the preservation of the state’s fascinating history, published during the previous year.

Presented by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the awards celebrate the people involved in community history projects who are dedicated to telling local stories which help all Victorians to better understand their past. 

Categories include:

  • Victorian Premier's History Award
  • Collaborative Community History Project
  • Local History Project
  • History Publication
  • Local History - Small Publication
  • Cultural Diversity Project
  • Multimedia History Project
  • Historical Interpretation
  • Centenary of WW1
  • History Article (Peer-Reviewed)


Applications for 2018 have now closed 

All entrants will be invited to a ceremony at the Victorian Arts Centre on Monday the 8th of October 12.30 to 3.30pm, marking the beginning of History Week. Please save the date. Invitations will be sent out approximately six weeks prior to the event.

For more information about the Victorian Community History Awards visit historyvictoria.org.au