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Cactus and Succulent Society of Australia Inc.

Official Site of the CSSA Inc.

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a little bit about us!

Based in Victoria, The Cactus and Succulent Society of Australia Inc 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, collector or commercial grower.

The Society holds a range of events including monthly meetings where members have the opportunity to view plants from expert growers’ collections, compete in competitions, buy and sell plants, seek professional advice, and enjoy rubbing shoulders with a huge, passionate and knowledgeable community!

Members also receive our fantastic full colour magazine as well as access to our extensive library of specialised books and resources, and gain entry to our CSSA Members-Only Facebook group where the conversation never stops!

The Society also aims to advance the understanding and appreciation of cacti and succulents throughout Australia and 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 'Helpful Link' page for more).

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Monthly Gatherings
and Annual Events

4th Tuesday each month
(excluding December)

We are currently meeting at Mount Waverley Youth Centre Hall, and invite you to come and enjoy:

  • Plant Sales

  • Informative Talks

  • Community Updates

  • Competitions

  • Raffle


Quarterly Magazine
...a great read!

Printed or via Email

A full colour A4 magazine with all the latest news and updates, community news, 'Meet a Member' profiles, upcoming events, resources and paid advertising from trusted businesses and associates in the industry


Loads of benefits
for Members

...and VERY reasonably-priced membership!

Starting at $20 ($15 for concession and pensioners) members have access to:

  • Our extensive library and resources

  • Discounts with some of Australia's leading cacti and succulent nurseries

  • The opportunity to sell their own goodies

  • and A WHOLE LOT MORE! 

"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness;

it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust."

Gertrude Jekyll

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