Our Society is a fun and friendly organisation that prides itself on having members from all walks of life and of all ages, whether a botanist or home gardener. We have a lot to offer.

The Society holds monthly meetings where members have the opportunity to view expert growers’ collections and seek their professional advice. Or perhaps just join to receive our fantastic full colour journal as many people do.

The CSSA’s Succulents & Cacti Show is an annual Spring event, consisting of a large display area with decorative and rare plants. This is complemented by unrivalled plant competitions as well as sales of specialised books and plants.

The Society also aims to advance the understanding and appreciation of cacti and succulents worldwide. Through education and scientific study we encourage conservation through cultivation.

The Cactus and Succulent Society of Australia Inc (CSSA) is the oldest Cactus and Succulent Society in Australia, established in Melbourne in 1927. Similar societies are located Australia wide, in most capital cities and some country areas (see links page for more).

Welcome All Members, Friends and Guests to Our 2019 Year.

Our next society meeting is on Tuesday 26th of November.

Doors open 7:00pm for 8:00pm start.

We look forward to seeing as many as possible for the evening.

Visitors and guests of members are most welcome to attend up to three (3) monthly meetings, prior to joining our membership.

For further details, see our Calendar page.


 As the CSSA does not hold regular meetings in December, our next gathering will be in January of 2020. The Committee wishes all CSSA members and their families a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Missed Out on a Meeting?

  to download May’s meeting report.

Now on Facebook and YouTube!

The Cactus and Succulent Society of Australia Inc. has joined the Social Media Network. We would like to introduce you to our Facebook page and Youtube channel. Please click on the icons below to explore these new sites.