‘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

  • 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
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Volunteer Form
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