BACKGROUND -The Friends of Holbrook Submarine Museum (FHSM) Association came into being after discussion in early August 2019. In September 2019, the formation of a support group for the Holbrook Submarine Museum (HSM) was formed. Initially, a management team was developed, and later a constitution and rules were set out as we progressed into a formal Association. Since then much work has been done with and for the Museum. We hope that you will share our vision and assist us as we go forward.
AIM OF FHSM – The aim of the Friends of Holbrook Submarine Museum (FHSM) Association is to assist The Holbrook Submarine Museum (HSM) and its Curator(s) with funding and practical assistance to ensure the museum’s artifacts, displays, and photographic records are maintained and developed. FHSM supports the strategic plan and direction of the Museum and its interface with the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) objective of a virtual national submarine museum and The National Maritime Museum’s involvement. We also support the goals and aims of the Submarine Association of Australia (SAA). We appreciate your support and comments and, also hope that you will encourage others to join us in supporting the Museum and its work.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the museum, submarines, or submariners.
Individual Membership is now only $50 for 3 years. or $75 for 5 years
Family Membership for 2 adults and 2 children is $75 for 3 years
SAA and SIA Members – 50% discount applies
All proceeds go toward supporting the ongoing work of the museum and its displays.
Members receive free entry to the museum, regular newsletters, and updates on Museum events such as exclusive access to Webinars and 10% discounts on books and publications. We would love to welcome you as new members.
A membership application form is included on this website for you to complete and send to us.
NOTE: The membership year is from 1st August to July 31st of the following year. All membership fees begin and expire on those dates regardless of when a member joins in the membership year. So if a person joins for a 3 year period on 1 November, they will actually have 2 years and 9 months of membership (i.e. 1 November 2022 until 31 July 2025).
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Current Office Bearers
President – Michael White – Brisbane, Qld
Vice President – Andrew Clowes – Qld
Hon. Secretary – Ian Roberts Qld
Treasurer – Geoff Anderson – Red Head, NSW
Membership – Carol Wilson NSW
Peter Horobin MBE (former first Navigator of HMAS OTWAY and later Captain)
Peter Briggs – AO (Mil) CSC OAM (Gen) RAN Retd
All funds raised are deposited into the FHSM, Bendigo Bank – and are distributed to HSM for approved development projects in consultation with the Curator and Museum management. Full reporting of funds management and distribution are available from the Treasurer and form part of the annual report.
Donations – Can be made by direct deposit to the FHSM inc Account
Bendigo Bank – BSB – 633-000. Account –205 052 582
Please ensure you put your name on the deposit slip or electronic record
Application for Membership of FHSM
Can be made online on this website or by contacting the museum Curator
Curator Holbrook Submarine Museum
Holbrook NSW 2644