ANOS Groups are found throughout Australia and New Zealand. Groups run monthly meetings, shows, field trips and provide a friendly environment to nurture your knowledge concerning our native orchid heritage.

In addition, many groups are engaged in the conservation of native orchids in their areas.

ANOS Groups are made up of friendly people who have years of experience in all facets of growing, showing and protecting our native orchid heritage.

All groups welcome new members and guests and visitors.

If any of the information below is outdated please contact :  Webmaster.

Click here to find a Group in your State:

New South Wales , New Zealand , Queensland , South Australia , Victoria and  Western Australia.

New South Wales

 ANOS Central Coast

We meet 2nd Wednesday each month, 7:15pm benching with meeting commencing at 7:45pm. Narara Community Centre, 2 Pandala Rd, Narara 2250   (Click here to view with google maps).


  • President :          Jakob Wanner
  • Secretary  :         Gaewyn Hurst

All correspondence to either e-mail: or PO Box 3010 Erina NSW 2250

ANOS Far North Coast Inc.

We would like to inform you all the Australian Native Orchid Society  FNC  is  joining the electronic community.

We now have an email address as our preferred contact option which is


  • President :  Kevin Foster  0410641773
  • Secretary :  Tony Trigger  0466994084
  • Treasurer :  Murray Smith  0473384908

Our Meetings are on the third Saturday of the month at the Lismore Library commencing at 1.30pm (excluding December and January)


ANOS Illawarra Group

We meet at The Old Courthouse, Cliff Rd Wollongong  2nd Tuesday each month gathering around 7pm and starting at 7.30  (Click here to view with google maps).

  • President  Daniel Rajaranam
  • Vice President  Barry Bush  H. 42845781
  • Secretary  Bruce Porter H. 42848308   E.

All enquiries can be directed to Bruce or Barry.


During the year we try to organise 2 field trips and a visit to a couple of members orchid houses.


 ANOS Macarthur and District

Macarthur ANOS meets the 3rd Tuesday each month at Birriwa Community Hall, Fitzpatrick Rd, Mt Annan. Benching begins at 7.00pm and Meeting commences at 7.30pm – Members and visitors are always welcome.


  • President :   Wally Southwell :    20 Colo Street, Couridjah, NSW 2168 – (02) 4681 8589
  • Secretary :   Ross Morrison  :  7 Pickett Ave, Minto  NSW  2566.  –

Website :
:   Macarthur ANOS Group


ANOS Mid-North Coast

  • Contact:  John Zietsch  69 The Lakes Way, Forster NSW 2428 –   (02) 6554 9733
    President: Dennis Sinclair   Ph:  02 6582 4809  Treasurer: Richard Murray Ph:  02 6584 8635   Meet on the 3rd Sunday each month, 12 noon, followed by BBQ.      Contact  for location – Taree or Wauchope.


 ANOS Newcastle

Club Postal Address:     7 Farley Close,  Elermore Vale. 2287    NSW

Monthly Meetings: 4th Thursday at 7.30pm except December – Elermore Vale Community Centre 129 Croudace St Elermore Vale NSW 2287   (Click here to view with google maps).

  • President :    Tony Clarke                  0404 770 864
  • Secretary :   Greg Hannah                7 Farley Close,  Elermore Vale. 2287    NSW  Email:
  • Treasurer:   Elvire Hochguertel     0401 167 099



ANOS Sydney Group Inc.

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 The 3rd Friday of each month at 8pm.  Baulkham Hills Community Centre  Conie Ave (Off Seven Hills Rd) Baulkham Hills.  (Click here to view with google maps).

  •  President:  Barry Moore   Contact: 0467 420 689 or
  •  Postal Address: P.O. Box 4854  North Rocks  NSW  2151


 ANOS Warringah Group Inc.

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Monthly Meetings: 3rd Tuesday at 8:00 pm – Senior Citizens Hall, Starkey Street, Forestville. (Click here to view with google maps)

New Zealand

New Zealand Native Orchid Group

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ANOS Beenleigh Inc.:

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1st Thursday of the month (except January) At Showgrounds Hall, James St Beenleigh  Queensland 4207 (click here to view with google maps). at 7.30 pm


  • President : Mr. John Hutchinson –  0419-007-063
  • Vice-President : Mr. David Cleal  –  0475-394-091
  • Secretary : Rota Bishop  – (07) 3805-1973 /  PO Box 1130, Beenleigh Qld 4207


ANOS (Qld) – Kabi Group Inc.    (Meets in Brisbane Area)

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President:   Harald Geppert

Secretary:   Shelley Wilson            0408 831 811             

Treasurer:    David James     

Postal Address:       P.O. Box 424, Aspley, Qld 4034


Monthly meetings on 2nd Tuesday, February to December at 7.30pm in the Newman Room, Geebung RSL, 323 Newman Road, Geebung.

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Two shows held in April and August each year.

Click Here to view Flyers, Schedules and other information.

ANOS Mackay and District:


The Group meets on the 1st Sunday of the Month at the Mackay Botanical Gardens, Lagoon Street, Mackay Queensland 4740.  (click here to view with google maps).

Visitors to Mackay are always welcome to our meetings.


  • President: Mark Trindorfer  649 Greenhill Rd, Ilbilbie, Qld, 4738
  • Vice President: Ron Bassan  6 Harvey’s Rd, Mackay, Qld, 4740
  • Secretary/Treasurer:  Arthur Pinkney 0458 754 083 – / 24 Barton St, Mackay, QLD, 4738


The Group also have meetings at members residences.

Native Orchid Society of Toowoomba Inc.


1st Friday each month, 7.30pm. Gold Park, 341 Hume St. Toowoomba Qld 4350    (click here to view with google maps).


  • President : Mathew Irwin 0405 162 794
  • Secretary: David Jannusch 0423 673 012
  • Mail: PO Box 18011 Clifford Gardens Qld 4350
  • Email:

ANOS Townsville Group:


Held on the 1st Tuesday of each Month commencing at 8pm at the Townsville Orchid Society Hall, Corner of Bamford Lane and Charles St. Kirwan,  Queensland 4817 (click here to view with google maps).

  • President: John Nuss  92 Curie Street, Wulguru, Queensland, 4811.  (07) 4778-4311

Small but friendly group visitors very welcome.

South Australia

Native Orchid Society of South Australia


Click Here to go to the NOSSA Website

Meetings are held monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December and January) Doors open at 7.15pm Meeting commences 8.00pm , at  St Matthews Hall, 67 Bridge Road, Kensington, South Australia 5068 (click here to view with google maps).

At the society’s monthly meetings, a photo competition is held where members can submit their orchid photos.  To see the current winning photograph and related article click here.                            Visitors are welcome.


Native Orchid Society of South Australia (NOSSA)
PO Box 14, Kensington Park S.A. 5068

Click here to contact us via a contact form.


NOSSA field trips offer the chance to see some of our exquisite orchids, as well as the opportunity to meet those who are knowledgeable about our native orchids.  It is a good place to begin learning about orchids.

Bookings are essential.  Click here to book.

Annual Spring Show

Every year, our growers host a show to showcase their best specimens, which are then judged by professionals.  Also a variety of orchids are available for sale to the public, many which cannot be purchased elsewhere.  Our shows are a chance for people to see some of South Australian native orchids as well as plants from interstate.  Go to the Events page for details of the Spring Show


ANOS Geelong Inc.


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Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm at  Wesley Uniting Church Meeting Hall  100 Yarra Street, Geelong.  (click here to view with google maps).

Parking is available in Yarra St and off Little Ryrie St.    Little Ryrie St is one way so enter from Moorabool St  Geelong.

Each month we have a local, interstate or overseas speaker giving a presentation on topics relating to Australian epiphyte orchids, terrestrial orchids or conservation

Members can bring in their orchids and display them on the benches at the meetings so that others may enjoy them.

We are not a judging society but each month the guest speaker is invited to select the orchid they consider to be the best plant on display.



    • President : Neil Anderton    4 Sutherland Street, Teesdale, Victoria 3328 Ph: 0352815382
    • Secretary : Anita Hinton   609 South Street, Ballarat 3350    Ph: 03 53332338

  ANOS (Melbourne Suburbs Group) Inc.



Where the Group meets:  Montrose Primary School Hall  Enter off Walker Road Montrose, 3765 , Victoria  (Melway  52 D7) (click here to view with google maps).

When the  group meets:  Every fourth Wednesday of the month commencing at 7-30pm EXCEPT for December and January.


  • President:   John Sharam
  • Secretary:    Richard Johnson   For queries go to
  • Address for correspondence: P.O. Box 393  Officer  Vic  3809

ANOS (Melbourne Suburbs Group) Inc welcomes visitors and new members to its activities covering all aspects of Australasian orchids.  We promote the conservation, culture, breeding and exhibition of these plants and their wider appreciation by the general public.

Australasian Native Orchid Society – Vic Group  (ANOS Vic)


Click Here to go to the ANOS Vic. Website

We meet at

Glen Waverley Community Centre      700 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley  (Opposite Allen Street)

Melway: 71 / C4/C5

We meet monthly on the first Friday, except January (no meeting)

Members are encouraged to bring their plants for show / tell / questions / selling.



Monthly meetings/outings by The Orchid Stewards epiphyte, terrestrial & seed groups; yearly tuber bank distribution; conservation/weeding working bees and projects; monthly Bulletin packed with reports and info;


Western Australia

ANOS Western Australia Inc.

Group Meets at :

Wilson Community Hall, Braibrise Road, Wilson , WA 6107.

Time Group Meets:

New meeting day: 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm



Western Australian Native Orchid Study and Conservation Group Incorporated

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During the principal orchid flowering season from March to November meetings are held at 7:30 pm in the Kings Park Administration Buildings off Fraser Avenue.

Visitors are welcome.

Following the general meeting formalities we discuss current orchid conservation matters and group and personal field trips. Members are addressed by a variety of speakers on a broad range of topics usually pertaining to orchids. Photographs taken by members are often shown at meetings, concluding with a light super.