About the Society

The Fitzroy History Society caters for anyone interested in the history of the Fitzroy area. Anyone who is interested in joining is welcome. You don’t have to live in the area to be a member of the Society.

The Society conducts a lively program of events each year, including walks and talks. It also plays an active role in preserving Fitzroy’s heritage.

Members receive a regular newsletter which advises of upcoming events, reports on recent activities, and includes stories about particular aspects of Fitzroy’s History.


  • To promote, encourage and undertake studies of the history of the suburbs of Fitzroy and North Fitzroy and all matters directly or indirectly relating to it.
  • To document, record and publish findings for community interest.
  • To promote the collection and compilation of authentic and accurate records relating to the history and cultural heritage of Fitzroy and North Fitzroy.
  • To involve the community, disseminate information and support the City of Yarra to make records accessible to members of the public.

History of Fitzroy

You can read about the history of Fitzroy here: History of Fitzroy


Under its Constitution, the business of the Society is managed by an Committee comprising a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and 4 other committee members, all of whom are elected every year.

Information about members of the Committee is available here: Committee

Constitution/FHS – Rules

The Society’s Constitution is available for viewing/download here (PDF – 28 pages): FHS Rules


Original material submitted to Fitzroy History Society website remains the property of the submitter who nonetheless agrees that though the material may be freely copied, it may not be used for financial gain without the permission of its rightful owner.


We only gather information we need to serve you better and will not, without your consent, sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement except in cases where in good faith we believe that the law requires us to do so, it is necessary to protect the Fitzroy History Society rights and/or property, or if circumstances necessitate acting to protect the personal safety of staff or of the public.


The Fitzroy History Society hopes to provide accurate and up-to-date information on its website but takes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of that information.

Registration as an Incorporated Association

The Fitzroy History Society Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation. It is registered with the Department of Consumer Affairs, Victoria as an Incorporated Association.

The registration number is: A0029933H



The establishment of the original website was funded by City of Yarra through the City of Yarra Grants Program.

The Fitzroy History Society is grateful to the City of Yarra and the Yarra Libraries for their continued support.