The Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958, and is one of the oldest continuing historical societies in Melbourne. For over 60 years, the Society has worked with local government and other organisations within Kew to stimulate interest in our history and heritage.

The Society is affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and the Australian Museums and Galleries Association. It co-operates with other historical societies and groups across the City of Boroondara through the Boroondara Historical Societies Association.


As directed by the City of Boroondara, a number of our facilities and services will remain closed. This is in line with current restrictions.


Three online exhibitions are now available for viewing on the website. You can access via the Exhibitions page or use the links below to take you straight to them.

On Parade: The Kew Community Festival  | Kew Illustrated – 19th century panoramas of Kew | The Art of the Lithographer 1892-1918)


KHS September 2020 Newsletter | Memberships