Join the friends - Melbourne
Join or renew
- By post - Use the application or renewal form to JOIN or RENEW your Friends' membership by post. Download and print the form, complete and fax or post to our office with payment. We value your continuing support of the Friends and the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, while you enjoy many member benefits.
- In person - You can also pick up an application brochure from the RBG Melbourne Visitor Centre or from our Friends' office in Gate Lodge.
- Join online - This is a secure form for online use to apply for or renew FRBG Membership.
- Contact us - if you need assistance with a form or payment details, you can phone or email the Friends' office from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday on (03) 9650 6398 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends are now offering multi-year memberships. Save on subscription rates by joining for 2 or 3 years.
You may like to make a donation to the Friends or volunteer with the Friends (Trust Fund donations over $2 are tax deductible).
Benefits of membership
- Involvement in supporting projects in the Gardens
- Member Discount (10%) on Growing Friends' plants and Member-only access to the Growing Friends' plant nursery
- Regular eNews and e-mail bulletins
- New members welcome function
- Discounted entry to all Friends' events
- Special member-only insider events
- Discounted rates at Botanical Illustration classes and workshops
- Discounted prices on Friends' Calendars and Art Cards
- Free copies of Botanic News, the Friends' quarterly colour magazine
- Opportunities to participate in volunteer activities including plant propagation, event organisation, hands-on garden maintenance
- RBG Melbourne Guided Tours - available to Members at concession rates
- Discounts at the Gardens Shop, the Observatory Cafe, the Terrace Tearooms, a number of nurseries, NGV (shop and new member subscriptions) and other outlets — Friends discount list Note: Membership card must be produced to receive discount
- Free copy of Floreo, the RBG magazine.