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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

Coming Up

As a result of the lastest lockdown restrictions due to COVID-19 all meetings have been cancelled until further notice and field activities will only be undertaken while complying with all current government requirements.

The following activities are highly subject to COVID-19 lockdown and travel restrictions.

25 - 27/09/20 - Conservation Group

Proposed search of fire areas in East Gippsland.

31/10/20 - 3/11/20 - Conservation Group

Proposed search of fire areas in East Gippsland.

4/11/20 & Beyond - Conservation Group

Proposed extended search of fire areas in East Gippsland.


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

As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves the Committee is monitoring updated advice from the State and Federal Governments.

As a result of their Social Distancing Guide and our Members being in the high risk demographic we have a duty of care for their safety and wellbeing.

Therefore, the Committee has decided to cancel all meetings until further notice. Some field trips and activities are resuming with limitations dependent upon current government restrictions and advice.

We will make decisions for each following month as the situation evolves.

Please stay safe.

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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).