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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

Coming Up

Monthly meetings have resumed in 2021 with the following restrictions:


Monash Halls requirements as at March 2021 (Subject to change):

  • The Glen Waverley Community Centre is currently limited to 30 people
  • You must book your attendance with the secretary prior to arrival, providing your name and phone number
  • You must register on the attendance sheet (QR code will be available)
  • You must use sanitiser on entry to the hall
  • Face masks are not mandatory unless you are unable to maintain 1.5m distancing
  • Tea, coffee, water and cordial will be available as well as individually wrapped supper snacks
  • Library books must be pre-ordered through our librarian Andrew Gibbons. For a list of library books see the Reference Material page.
  • Membership payments will be accepted at the meeting by credit card only

  • Other ANOS Victoria activities are largely operating as normal.

    All activities listed below are subject to compliance with government COVID-19 restrictions and could be cancelled at short notice.
    Registering with the activity organiser will enable you to be notified of requirements and any last minute changes.

    26/07/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

    6/08/21 - August Meeting

    "Kempsey Speciosum Spectacular" presented by Murray Harding.

    7/08/21 - Terrestrial Seed Group

    Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

    8/07/21 - Epiphyte Study Group

    Hosted by Phil & Irene Ritchie.

    9/08/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

    11/08/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris punctata site maintenance, Braeside Parklands.

    15/08/21 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to Enfield.

    17/08/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima & Diuris basaltica site maintenance, Laverton North.

    19/08/21 - Conservation Group

    Site maintenance, Inverleigh NCR.

    23/08/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

    28 & 29/08/21 - Conservation Group

    Caladenia search and monitoring, Dalyenong.

    3/09/21 - September Meeting

    Alex Wild presenting "Substrates".


    The Australasian Native Orchid Society (Victorian Group) Inc., known as "ANOS Vic.", is an organisation of both amateur and professional orchid enthusiasts dedicated to the cultivation, conservation and scientific study of native orchids in the Australasian region.

    We are one of many groups which operate throughout the region under the ANOS parent body.  We are a very active society with over 450 memberships and several sub-groups that organise activities on a regular basis.

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    Our Objectives

    ANOS (Victorian Group) Inc. promotes the appreciation, culture, propagation and scientific knowledge of the native orchids of Australasia; encourages the propagation of endangered orchid species of our region; promotes the conservation of the orchids of Australasia in their native habitats; and discourages the destruction of their environment.


    What We Do

    ANOS Victoria holds formal meetings once a month, where members can display their Australasian orchids, listen to learned speakers on various orchid related topics and discuss aspects of orchid culture and conservation. At our meetings orchids can be purchased from members and commercial growers.

    We are a non-judging society, so as to encourage a free exchange of ideas and cultivation techniques between members.

    Within the Victorian Group are several sub-groups which focus on specific aspects of Australasian orchids.
    These groups are:

    Apart from our regular meetings and activities we publish a monthly Bulletin, which reports on previous activities and upcoming events as well as containing articles on our orchids and cultivation techniques

    We also produce publications on the cultivation on Australasian orchids for sale to members and the general public.

    Each year we operate a tuber bank. Members are encouraged to donate tubers to the tuber bank, so that other members may purchase them.

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    Our Emblem and Constitution

    Calochilus richiae (Bald-tip Beard Orchid), underlines our goals as a member of the ANOS group. It is one of Victoria's most endangered orchids, surviving as a single colony of fewer than ten known individual plants. It is under threat from trampling and site disturbance caused by illegal firewood collection and/or gold prospecting. Its long-term survival is dependent upon the development of conservation techniques as well as protection and management of the habitat.

    Download a PDF copy of the ANOS Victoria Constitution (2019 Update).