Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
History Council Of Victoria Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Culture and arts
Main activities
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Higher education
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
In 2016-2017, the activities of the History Council of Victoria (HCV) encouraged greater understanding and awareness of history. As the peak body for history in Victoria, the HCV provides a reference point for an understanding of history through its website and public activities. The HCV brings together the major bodies relating to (A) history and heritage in Victoria (Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Museums Australia (Vic), Professional Historians Association (Vic), Heritage Council of Victoria, Museums Victoria, National Trust of Australia Victoria, State Library Victoria and Public Record Office Victoria, (B) the history teaching profession (via the History Teachers Association of Victoria, the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and the state governments Department of Education and Training), (C) the media (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), and (D) the universities which teach history (currently, Monash University and Victoria University). For general audiences, the HCV organised its Annual Lecture (20 Oct 2016) with support from Old Treasury Building and as part of the annual History Week. Dr Anna Clark, (University of Technology Sydney) lectured on Locating the Past: Place and Historical Consciousness in Australia.For higher education and general audiences, the HCV collaborated with Monash University, State Library Victoria and Old Treasury Building on Making Public Histories, a seminar series led by academic and professional historians. The seminars were: The Role of History Today: in our cities, our institutions and our communities (Aug 2016); Bread and stones: historians using and preserving digital sources (Nov 2016); Performing Refugee History: Voices from Contemporary Australia, (Mar 2017); Reinterpreting Heritage Houses: Re-imagining Rippon Lea (May 2017); and Making Digital Aural History: Australian Lives: An Intimate History (Jun 2017).For schools, the HCV delivered the History Roadshow to Year 11 and 12 VCE students and their teachers in regional Victoria. A grant from the state Department of Education and Trainings Strategic Partnerships Program supported the program. With involvement from leading historians in fields related to the students curriculum, the Roadshow visited Leongatha, Bendigo, Ballarat, Sale, Geelong and Shepparton regional cities that serve as hubs for large numbers of schools.For students in Years 9 and 10, the HCV sponsored the Historical Fiction Competition organised by the History Teachers Association of Victoria.The Board revised the rules for the association and its Board Charter.A three-year term was introduced for all Board members. Several memberorganisations appointed new representatives. To broaden its support base, the HCV prepared to launch a Friends program.The HCV communicates via its website, an E-news bulletin and social media. The HCVs annual report on activities during 2016-2017 is available online:
Main beneficiary
Youth - aged 15 to under 25
Other beneficiaries
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 24

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Accounting method used in the 2017 reporting period

Income Statement summary

Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
Other revenue/receipts
Total revenue/receipts
Other income (for example, gains)
Total income/receipts
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
Other expenses/payments
Total expenses/payments
Net surplus/(deficit)

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilites

Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
Select the state/territory and enter the incorporated association number
VIC incorporated association number: A0045117K
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?