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Historical Radio Society
of Australia

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Welcome to the Historical Radio Society of Australia

The Historical Radio Society of Australia has some 1100 members who appreciate vintage valve and transistor radios from the early 1900s to current technology.  No technical knowledge or previous experience is required. If you like old radios, we can help you make an impressive collection.

Members enjoy advice, access to circuits, and components from the HRSA valve bank.  The stand-out value for members is receiving the quarterly Radio Waves magazine.  Each issue of radio waves contains at least 76 pages, 64 in full colour and 12 of classified adverts (insertion of adverts is free to members). In addition, there are local meetings, sales, auctions, and themed events.

Specific details, such as how to submit items to auctions, can be accessed from the drop down options available at the top of this page.

Events are subject to change and cancelation at short notice.

Members are advised to check closer to the date for any changes.


The National Film and Sound Archive is celebrating 100 years of radio broadcasting in Australia with a series of pages entitled, not surprisingly, 100 YEARS IN 100 DAYS.

Who Listens to the Radio? An NFSA podcast

Marking the centenary of radio in Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive presents Who Listens to the Radio?, a podcast about technology and culture.

Who Listens to the Radio? is part of our Radio 100 celebrations.

There is a wealth of radio history on the site, including old radio shows, interviews, photographs, and memorabilia.

The NFSA is a fantastic resource, along with Trove. (Trove is run by the the National Library of Australia.)

3XY poster – 1979 – NFSA and Nine Entertainment Co.

HRSA YouTube Channel

See other videos and subscribe to our YouTube channel here.

Back issues of many of the issues of Radio Waves are available, particularly after 2004.  They are available for $5 each including postage.

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