Our Publications

The Australian Heraldry Society produces two regular publications, The Red Escutcheon (formerly Members Circular) and Heraldry in Australia (formerly Heraldry News).


Heraldry In Australia (2017 - Present)

Heraldry in Australia: The Journal of The Australian Heraldry Society is produced twice yearly in a hard copy format only. Before 2017, the journal was known as Heraldry News. A program for uploading back issues is currently in preparation. Until then, hard copies of current issues, and back issues, if in stock, are available for sale by contacting the Secretary of the Society.


The Red Escutcheon (1992 - Present)

The Red Escutcheon is produced every second month, in electronic and paper formats, and will be uploaded to this site on the same day it is distributed to members. Prior to Issue 182, the newsletter was known as the Members Circular. We are currently uploading all back issues so that, in due course, every issue from No 1, 1992, will be publicly available and accessible for information and research.


Heraldry News (1990-2017)

The Society began life in 1990 as the Heraldry Group of the Genealogical Society of Victoria and the journal Heraldry News began life as the journal of that Group with issue No. 1 (September 1990).

The Group soon became an Society separate from the Genealogical Society of Victoria.

The Society was incorporated as Heraldry Australia Inc. (A0026164D) on 6 October 1992 and continued the journal under the same name as it also did after it changed its name to The Australian Heraldry Society Inc on 24 September 2008.

The Australian Heraldry Society Inc. and The Armorial and Heraldry Society of Australasia Inc. (A003222Y) amalgamated on 21 March 2018 as The Australian Heraldry Society Inc. (A0102455E). The amalgamated Society has continued the publication of the journal under the new name Heraldry in Australia from issue No. 76 (July 2018).

A listing of the contents of Heraldry News Nos. 1-75 is here. “Off-prints” of items published in issues 1-75 of Heraldry News may be obtained for $A10 (p&p included) either as hard copy or as a .pdf attachment.

Payment can be made by PayPal to the Treasurer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include the name and publication details of the item, your preferred method of delivery and your preferred address. Please allow 7 days for fulfilment of your order as a .pdf attachment and longer if postage is desired.


President: Richard d'Apice AM

Secretary: Stephen Szabo Esq

2/72 View Street

M: 0431 701 055
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