HRSA Membership

Benefits of Membership

Members of the HRSA receive a copy of the quarterly journal, 'Radio Waves' containing articles of historical, collecting and technical interest related to older radios. Many branches conduct auctions of radio equipment where, for legal reasons, only members may buy or sell. The HRSA also runs a comprehensive circuit library and valve bank for its members. In addition there is the opportunity to discuss radio matters with fellow enthusiasts at meetings.


From October 2008 the annual membership fees are $A35 for Australian residents and $A49 for overseas applicants. The membership year runs from 1st July.

Payment by Bank Deposit

Members who wish to pay their annual membership by bank deposit to our Commonwealth Bank account, either via a branch deposit or internet transfer should note that our details are BSB 063-151 Account No 1008-4918. Please ensure you quote your membership number, surname and initials in the place provided on the bank's form to ensure it is not treated as an anonymous donation. Payment by cheque or money order is also acceptable.

The renewal form may refer to a late payment fee. This is charged if the HRSA has to send a reminder notice after the end of July.

Conditions of Membership

It is a condition of Membership of the Historical Radio Society of Australia Inc., that members support our objectives in a spirit of mutual co-operation. by encouraging the preservation and restoration of vintage equipment and communication of technical and historical data.

Members must observe the Society's rules relating to the conduct of Meetings and events as advertised in connection to those events.

Members must not compromise the good standing of the Society by associating it with any dishonest or unethical activity.

Membership of the Society must not be exploited for purely commercial advantage.

Application Form

The form may be posted to us or handed in at a branch meeting. It is in PDF format and can be downloaded via this link Application Form.

HRSA Rules

You can view or download a copy in pdf format of the current HRSA Rules introduced in January 2014.

Statement of Purpose

This describes the aims of the society as supplied to the Victorian Consumer Affairs Department which are:

(a) To foster an interest in the history of radio and broadcasting.

(b) To facilitate the preservation and restoration of radios and other items associated with the development of broadcasting.

(c) To promote and arrange activities for the participation of members in furtherance of (a) and (b) above.

(d) The assets and income of the organisation shall be applied solely in furtherance of the above-mentioned objects and no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to the members of the Society except as bona fide compensation for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the Society.

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