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 – St Augustine’s RC Church, (retreat centre adjacent to the church), 631 Bourke Street, 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.


– Four copies of the Society’s full colour magazine ‘The Lawsonian’.
– Participation at our monthly general meetings, including performing poetry after general meetings if you wish.
– A say in the running of the Society.
– The knowledge that your membership is helping to advance the aims of the Society.


Simply download the Membership Application Form from below.
Either scan and email to or post the completed application to :
The Secretary, Henry Lawson Memorial & Literary Society Inc.
PO Box 110, Greensborough, Victoria, 3088.

Payment of the annual fee of $35 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.

For existing members please click the Membership Renewal button.

News and Events