SAHANZ aims to promote the understanding and enjoyment of architectural history through scholarly discussion, criticism and debate. All who support the society’s goals are welcome to join. Members from all corners of the globe receive the society’s journal Fabrications, qualify for a discount fee to the annual mid-year conference and receive the Society’s monthly newsletter.

Types of membership

There are four membership categories:

  • Ordinary
  • Student
  • Honorary
  • Life

Honorary memberships acknowledge contribution to the field of architectural history in Australasia, while Life memberships acknowledge contribution to the discipline made by members of the Society. If you wish to nominate someone for Honorary or Life membership, please download the nomination documents here, and submit the completed nomination to the Society’s Secretary at .

Architectural practices and heritage consultancies are able to join at an Ordinary member rate. The practice receives a subscription to Fabrications and is able to nominate one staff member to attend the conference at a member rate.

Joining SAHANZ

To become a member of SAHANZ simply go to the secure website to fill in your details and make safe credit card payments. Reminder emails for renewed subscriptions are sent annually to the society email list.

Rates for 2023/24 (1 July-30 June) are:

  • Ordinary membership: $110 AUD
  • 2-year ordinary membership: $200 AUD
  • Student membership: $60 AUD
  • 2-year student membership: $100 AUD

A large and vibrant membership is vital to the health of the Society, so remember to maintain your status as a financial member to enable us to plan the work of the Society, and to grow the membership base.

Renewing your membership online

You can renew your membership online for the upcoming financial year (1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024).

Click here to  join/renew.

Change of Address

Send updates of your address information (for Fabrications mail out) to the Society’s Secretary at .


SAHANZ sends out a monthly newsletter to its members, which includes Society news, conference alerts, academic CfPs and membership subscription reminders. If members have information that they want to share with other SAHANZ members, this should be sent to the Society’s Social Media Manager at .


Members are welcome to make bequests to the Society to strengthen future research activity in Australia and New Zealand.

Such bequests could provide for student attendance at conferences, or could fund a specific research award including contributing to the existing David Saunders Founder’s Grant.

Donors who would like to discuss these options may contact the Society’s President at .