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The Society was formed in 1932 and is the oldest family history society in Australia.

The SAG is an organisation that welcomes enthusiastic amateurs alongside professional genealogists, sharing a passion for family history.

We are incorporated under Australia’s Corporations Law as a non-profit company, limited by guarantee. Our income is tax exempt and donations over $2 to our Collections Fund are tax deductible. Our ABN is 45 029 698 871 and our ACN is 000 049 678. Our New South Wales Charitable Fundraising number is CFN/26276. Philippa Shelley Jones is currently the (Company) Secretary and can be contacted via info[at] or telephone +61 2 9247 3953.

Our principal object is the advancement of genealogical education, and this is reflected in our education program and collections.

The SAG is managed by a small staff under the direction of a Board of Directors, and we could not open our doors without a wonderful team of volunteers. 

The Society of Australian Genealogists acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and emerging Traditional Custodians of the land in which we operate, live, and gather.


The Society’s current Constitution can be downloaded here.

The Society's Vision Statement and Strategic Plan 2020-2023 can be downloaded here. The Society is currently undertaking a strategic planning process which commenced this year with asking for feedback from the Membership.

Financial & Governance Reports 

The 2023 Directors' Report and financial accounts are available from this link

The 2022 Directors' Report and financial accounts are available from this link.

The 2021 financial accounts are available from this link.

The 2021 Directors' Report is available from this link.

Annual General Meetings

The Society's AGM for 2024 was held on 27 May 2024 - further details for Members are available at

Image:  The first Council of the Society of Australian Genealogists, taken in the Sydney Botanical Gardens, 17 January 1934. 

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Library - 2/379 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000                       

Offices/Archives - 120 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000 (Also our postal address)

Gadigal Land

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See our hours of opening for each building.

NSW Charitable Fundraising No. CFN/26276

Contact Us

+61 2 9299 5151 Library (during opening hours)

+61 2 9247 3953 Office             


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