Membership, Meetings, & News

Membership aims to promote and preserve Lawson’s literary legacy for future generations.

Monthly Meetings

Come along to the monthly meeting of the Society and hear readings from Henry Lawson’s poetry and prose and the works of other like-minded poets from the past and present. Visitors are welcome!

Where – Ross House at 247-251 Flinders Lane Melbourne Vic 3000. Meetings are also broadcast on Zoom for interstate and regional members

When – Third Saturday of each month (February-December inclusive) from 1.30 to 4.00 pm

Membership & Renewals

The Henry Lawson Memorial & Literary Society Inc., was founded by Steve Ford JP (1868-1946) in 1923, when a gathering took place in Footscray Hill Park, Melbourne.

The Society abides by its aims and objectives : to foster poetry and prose with regular meetings and events. The HLM&LS is proud to announce that 2023 is the Society’s centenary year and exciting events are planned – stay tuned!

Note : The HLM&LS Inc keeps all member contact information confidential and member details are neither shared nor forwarded on to a third party.


Simply download the Membership Application Form below and either scan and email to or post the completed application to :

The Secretary, Henry Lawson Memorial & Literary Society Inc.
PO Box 110, Greensborough, 3088, Vic.

The annual fee is currently $35, but payment is not required until your application has been processed and approved by the committee. Your membership starts from the date of approval. You will be notified when this has occurred and advised how to pay the membership fee.

If paying by cheque/money order post to :

The Treasurer, Henry Lawson Memorial & Literary Society Inc.

PO Box 110, Greensborough, 3088, Vic.

If paying by direct credit:

Henry Lawson Society
Westpac : BSB 033 095
Account 235670 (please remember to include your name)


• Four copies of the Society’s full colour magazine ‘The Lawsonian’
• Participation at our monthly general meetings
• A say in the running of the group
• The knowledge that your membership is helping to advance the aims of the Society

At present, our monthly meetings are held at St Augustine’s RC Church (retreat centre adjacent to the church), 631 Bourke Street every third Saturday of the month (except January). St Augustine’s is :

• Approx 100 yards up Bourke Street from Southern Cross railway station
• Has pleasant and comfortable meeting space with kitchen and toilet facilities
• Has internet and visual facilities allowing us to continue to bring in our regional and interstate members by Zoom,

We invite you to become a member!

News and Events