Those living in Tasmania, Northern Terrirory, New Zealand or any other part of the World may wish to join either of the three Australian Societies. Members will be welcome at meetings of any Society whenever they are "in town" and the bi-monthly newsletter The Exchange is the same for all Societies.

Australasian Telephone Collectors Society Inc. (ATCS) Membership

The ATCS is a group of Telecommunications collectors and historians based in Sydney, Australia with members mainly within the state of NSW.

The Australasian Telephone Collectors Society Qld. Inc. is a group of Telecommunications collectors and historians based in Brisbane, Australia with members mainly within the state of Queensland. This group is directly affiliated with the ATCS in Sydney.

Groups in Sydney and Brisbane hold meetings 6 times per year. Members are encouraged to attend meetings when ever possible.

A newsletter The Exchange is available 6 times per year and is produced by the Sound and Telecommunications Association Australasia (STAA) which is the co-ordinating body set up by several collecting groups. So, no matter which Society you join, you will have access to the same newsletter.

Yearly membership fees are as follows...

Australian member with 6 copies of The Exchange POSTED to your address (also available on line): AU$40.00

Worldwide member (including Australia and New Zealand) with 6 copies of The Exchange available on line: AU$20.00

New Zealand member with 6 copies of The Exchange POSTED to your address (also available on line): AU$45.00

Overseas member (except New Zealand) with 6 copies of The Exchange POSTED to your address (also available on line): AU$55.00

There is no Joining Fee.

To join the ATCS, please click here for application form....


Australian Historic Telephone Society Inc. (AHTS) Membership

The objectives of the AHTS are:
  • To encourage, promote and develop interest in collecting historic telephones and associated equipment.
  • To cater for the needs of collectors of historic telephones and associated equipment and to conduct meetings and exhibitions therefore.
  • To publish magazines, monographs and other publications dealing with historic telephones, associated equipment and the collection of them.
  • To do all such other lawful things as it may deem necessary or conductive to the attainment of the foregoing objectives.

    The AHTS holds meetings 6 times per year in both Melbourne (Victoria) and Perth (Western Australia). Members are encouraged to attend when ever possible.

    A newsletter (The Exchange) is available 6 times per year and is produced by the Sound and Telecommunications Association Australasia (STAA) which is the co-ordinating body set up by several collecting groups. So, no matter which Society you join, you will have access to the same newsletter.

    Annual Membership fee of:

    For AU$20 you can be a member residing anywhere (worldwide) and access The Exchange journal online.

    For AU$40 you can be an Australian addressed member and access The Exchange journal online and receive a hard copy version by surface mail.

    For AU$45 you can be a New Zealand addressed member and access The Exchange journal online and receive a hard copy version by surface mail.

    For AU$55 you can be an overseas addressed member (except New Zealand) and access The Exchange journal online and receive a hard copy version by surface mail.

    There is no joining fee.

    FEES ARE RENEWABLE ON 1st JULY EACH YEAR

    To join the AHTS, please click here for application form....

  • South Australian Telephone Collectors Society Inc. (SATCS) Membership

    The SATCS aims to promote the study of, and to record and to collect all aspects of our communications heritage. Our members' interests range from restoring early wooden sets to the preservation of electro-mechanical exchanges and the creation of computer controlled exchanges so that restored equipment may be connected across the Internet and used much as it was in the past. Pay telephones, telephone boxes and railway telephones are all part of the mix. Members come from all walks of life and share a common passion for our communications heritage.

    The SATCS meets monthly so the members can catch up in a social environment. The meetings generally include an auction, a raffle, afternoon tea and plenty of opportunity to chat. The SATCS is a member of the STAA so each SATCS member receives the bi-monthly journal "The Exchange" in addition to the SATCS Journal, "Adelaide Central".

    Membership of the SATCS entitles you to receive the Society Journal, Adelaide Central, and the STAA Journal, The Exchange, to attend the monthly meetings and special events of the Society and to share resources made available to members.

    There are two options for the delivery of the Journals - electronic or by post.

    An electronic membership is $AU20.00.

    A postal membership is $AU40.00 within Australia, $AU45.00 to New Zealand or $AU55.00 elsewhere.

    There is no joining fee.

    To join the SATCS, please click here for application form....