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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

Coming Up

Monthly meetings are resuming in 2021 with the following restrictions:

  • The Glen Waverley Community Centre is limited to 90 people for a maximum of 3 hours
  • You must book your attendance, prior to arrival, with the secretary, providing your name and phone number
  • You must user sanitiser on entry to the hall
  • You must wear a face mask in the hall
  • You must register on the attendance sheet
  • There will be limited space for plant displays
  • Tea, coffee and water will be available but no supper will be served
  • There will be no raffle or sales table
  • Membership payments will be accepted at the meeting by credit card only

  • Epiphyte group meetings in homes are still suspended until government size restrictions are lifted.

    Field trips and conservation activities are largely resuming as normal but members wishing to attend any of these activities must register prior to attending. Registration details are published in the Monthly Bulletin.

    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 any last minute changes.

    5/03/21 - March Meeting

    John Varigos presenting Borneo 2019

    6/03/21 - Terrestrial Seed Group

    Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed

    9/03/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine

    22/03/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine

    2-4/04/21 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Easter weekend trip to Wulgulmerang

    9/04/21 - April Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic TBA


    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).