Writers SA

Writers SA is the peak organisation for writing and literature in South Australia. We are a not-for-profit membership-based organisation that aims to foster, develop and promote writers and a national culture of writing.

Established in 1985, Writers SA was the first writers’ centre in Australia, and continues to act as a resource for writers of all ages and experiences, assisting both new and established writers on every aspect of writing craft and publishing. While we are a state-based organisation, we collaborate with interstate and international partners, and we are committed to advocating on behalf of all writers in Australia.

Oral History Australia SA/NT

Oral History Australia is a non-profit body whose members practice and promote oral history.  The aims of Oral History Australia (OHA) are:

  • to promote the practice and methods of oral history
  • to educate in the use of oral history methods
  • to encourage discussions on all aspects of oral history
  • to foster the preservation of oral history records

The OHA South Australia/Northern Territory came to life just seven months after the national body was founded in Perth in July 1978.  There are associations in each state.

We provide advice and training relating to oral history projects. Members are available for recording oral histories on a paid basis.

Australian Museums and Art Galleries Association (AMaGA) SA branch

The Australian Museums and Art Galleries Association (AMaGA) is the is the national association and peak advocacy body representing museums and galleries.

The SA Branch is a network of people working in galleries, museum, botanic gardens, historical societies and heritage sites across the state.

Each year, the Branch committee organises a variety of networking and professional development events to support its members.

The Branch hosts a regular networking breakfast with a guest speaker on the first Friday of each month from April to December between 8am-9am at The Golden Wattle, Pirie Street, Adelaide, all are welcome to attend. We also host a number of events throughout the year to allow like minded professionals and those interested in the sector to critically engage with local exhibitions and displays.

We welcome individuals who may not be working in the sector but are affiliated with it in other ways or people simply interested in what we do.  Members of the national association who are based in South Australia are automatically members of the SA Branch.

More information about our events can be found on our Facebook page

History Teachers’ Association of SA

The History Teachers’ Association of South Australia (HTASA) is a not-for-profit organisation whose aims are to:

  • stimulate interest in the study of History
  • support effective teaching and learning of History in schools
  • engender in students (indirectly through their teachers) a love of History and its relevance to an individual and society
  • arrange meetings, lectures, seminars, conferences and other activities
  • prepare and circulate publications, resources and educational research to advance the teaching of History
  • represent the views of the Association and its members in educational, government, business and community organisations.

History Council of SA

The History Coouncil of SA (HCSA) promotes and advocates for the needs and interests of members to a range of organisations, government departments and other key stakeholders. By becoming a member, you help us to provide a voice for history and heritage issues.

The HCSA speaks on behalf of all history and heritage issues in SA and plays a key advocacy role to government on behalf of its member organisations.

HCSA is able to represent and support its members by advocating to government and government agencies and through the media. We celebrate and raise the profile of history by publishing articles and letters, hosting forums and lectures and presenting Historian of the Year Awards. Distinguished speakers are invited to present the HCSA’s Annual Lecture.

HCSA is associated with a wide range of organisations and networks through its members, particularly Committee members who are closely linked to key organisations, as well as via the events it organises or participates in. These history events include the History Trust of South Australia’s History Festival and the State History Conference, talks, walks and shows co-presented with libraries, universities and history groups, and sending a delegate to the annual meeting of state History Councils at the Australian Historical Association’s conference.

Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM)

The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural material (AICCM) is the professional organisation for conservators in Australia.

AICCM members support and work by the AICCM Code of Ethics and Code of Practice. These documents govern our approach to preservation, restoration and conservation treatment.

AICCM’s membership is made up of professional conservators, conservation students and cultural heritage member organisations. Our membership also includes people who work in related professions, such as archivists, architects, curators and librarians, as well as volunteers and those with a general interest in cultural heritage.

AICCM can provide advice on how to protect your valuable collections during a disaster, as well as provide best practice information on rescuing items that may have been lost or damaged. AICCM can also help you find a conservator. The AICCM directory of conservators in private practice lists over 65 members in Australia who are Professional Members of the AICCM and you can use it to find an expert in your region who is qualified to care for your art, object or memorabilia.

Editors SA

Editors South Australia (Editors SA), formerly the Society of Editors (SA), is the lead organisation for editors and editing in South Australia.

Editors South Australia is a professional association that supports practicing editors and promotes the highest standards of editing. Editors SA provides regular opportunities for its members to meet one another, develop their editing (and related) skills and keep up to date with new technologies. Professional accreditation is strongly advocated through IPEd (Institute of Professional Editors) as a way of setting an objective benchmark of standards.

IPEd’s Editors Directory, links editors to potential employers or clients. It is a national list of freelance editors who are professional members of the Institute of Professional Editors. Please go here for more information about finding an editor or registering for the directory.