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).




For a history of the CSSA,  click here to access file


CSSA Constitution


The constitution and by-laws were amended in 2013 to comply with the new requirements of the Department of Justice. The new constitution was adopted at the July monthly meeting.


For a copy of the Constitution click here to access file


For a copy of the By-Laws click here to access file

For a copy of the privacy policy click here to access file 

Succulenticon 2012 Conference - "Proceedings Booklet"

The cacti and succulent convention known as ‘Succulenticon 2012’, was held from 30th March 2012 to 3rd April 2012, in the Melbourne suburb of Hoppers Crossing.  It was jointly hosted by the Cactus and Succulent Society of Australia (CSSA) and the Ballarat Cactus and Succulent Society (BCSS).  The convention was primarily held for members (and their partners) to attend, and comprised speaker presentations, plant sales, excursions and other activities – focused on cacti and succulents!

For further information on Succulenticon 2012, you may wish to download a copy of the ‘Proceedings booklet’, which serves as a record of this event: to do so, order

(The booklet is a large - 25Mb - pdf document. If you are having trouble opening it, try right-clicking and selecting "Save link as" or "Save file". You may also need to download Adobe Reader or a similar program to view it.)