Australian Native Orchid Society (ANOS) members are dedicated to the cultivation, conservation and scientific study of native orchids in the Australasian region.
This web site is dedicated to the activities of the Victoria and Geelong Groups. Both of these societies are very active, holding monthly meetings and publishing Bulletins each month. There are many activities that members can participate in, whether your interest is in the cultivation of Australian native orchids, enjoying field trips into the bush to see and photograph orchids in their native habitat, or participating in our active conservation programs. There is something for everyone interested in the orchids of Australia.
The many native orchid societies found throughout Australia and New Zealand are represented by their own regional bodies. Become involved with our native orchids by joining one of the many Australasian Native Orchid Society groups that can be found throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Australasian orchids refer to orchids that are indigenous to the Commonwealth of Australia and all its Territories, together with New Zealand, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Fiji, Papua and New Guinea including Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands, West Irian, all islands south-east of a line joining 0 deg. latitude 130 deg. east longitude and 20 deg. south latitude and 120 deg. east longitude, and all islands east of Australia to the International Date Line and south of the Equator.