‘To be a Friend is reward in itself, but there are other benefits such as lectures, guided tours, special visits and events.’
David Churchill, Director and Government Botanist in the first Friends' newsletter - No 1 July 1982.

Love the Gardens? - Join The Friends

Membership from just $3.66* per month

Join the Friends. Take part in an exciting range of activities and events the Friends run for their members. The Friends support the Botanic Gardens providing financial and volunteer support for projects and events. Love the Gardens? Join the Friends! 
  • Easy 'How to Join' the Friends methods (right)
  • Membership starts at just $44 (concession) for 12 months
  • Save money by taking out a 2 or 3 year membership - rates below
  • Join a special person with a Gift Membership

Your Member Benefits include:

  • Invitation (for you and a friend) to attend New Members' Welcome Event 
  • Special 2 for 1 ticket offer to a Friends' event
  • Free seasonal Botanic News magazine plus regular eNews bulletins 

  • Special Member only Insider events
  • Monthly Growing Friends' nursery sales plus 10% discount on plants
  • Discounts on Friends' Events, Botanical Art Classes, Merchandise
  • Discounts on RBG Melb tours, Garden Explorer, Shops, Cafes
  • Discounts at number of outlets
  • Opportunities to Volunteer 

*Subscription Rates

Subscription rates shown are as at 1/1/2017 and are subject to annual review.​

Individual membership 
(living within 50 km of the Melbourne GPO) Inc. GST

  • $  62 - 1 year

  • $108 - 2 years (save $13)

  • $160 - 3 years (save $18)

Household membership Two adults living at the same address; Inc. GST

  • $  87 - 1 year

  • $159 - 2 years (save $11)

  • $236 - 3 years (save $15)

Country/Interstate/Overseas/Student or Pensioner membership (1 year)

  • $44 Inc. GST

Life membership

  • $1060 - 61 years and over

  • $1980 - 60 years and under

Group membership (Garden Clubs welcome)

  • $195 - please enquire at the Friends' office


Join Online Now

For new joining members without an account, as well as new members with an account

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Join by Post, Email or Fax

 Download and print the form below

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Join by Phone

(03) 9650 6398

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Gift Memberships

Friends Member Benefits
(Adobe PDF File)
Volunteer Form
(Adobe PDF File)