Special Announcement

The CSSA regrets to inform our members that, due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be cancelling all meetings and events during the State of Emergency. This will fall in line with urgent advice from key health officials on social distancing, and help to keep our older and more at-risk members safe. We appreciate the support of all our members for the Society and for each other during this difficult time. We ask that you watch this website, the CSSA Facebook page, or your email for further announcements regarding our calendar.


About Us

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 Cacti & Succulents 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).

Click the button for a history of the CSSA 

Missed out on a meeting?

Contact Us

General Enquiries – For any questions for our Society:


Membership – For any questions relating to membership:


Please only send enquiries specifically relating to membership here. 

The general enquiries email exists for all other situations.

Spine & Spinette – Our Journal and Club Newsletter

For enquiries & submissions:


Financial - Treasurer (To Be Filled).


Social Media - Enquiries & Submissions:


Office Bearers:

President - Peter Breyley.


Secretary - Melissa Jackson.


Postal Address:

Cactus and Succulent Society of Australia Inc

P O Box 4056

Box Hill South, Victoria 3128

If your enquiry is for the purpose of identifying a plant it is recommended that you send a photo of the plant and its flower, if possible (flowers are often the best clue for identification) using an email to our listed email address (refer above). Or better still to enlist the help of a range of our members and interested people, post your photos and enquiry onto our facebook page – find us on facebook – or click on the facebook logo on our home page, or follow the link: 
CSSA Inc. Official Facebook.



Professor Tim Entwisle


President: Peter Breyley

Secretary: Melissa Jackson

Vice President: Elizabeth Roebuck-Jones

Treasurer: (To Be Filled)

General Committee Members :

Bob Mitchell

Kirsteen Macleod

Dani Basso

Gerard de Leon

Jordan de Jong

Miles Brown

John Roewer

Paul Schreurs

Non-Committee Positions

Spine Editor: {To be filled.}

Spinette Editor: {To be filled.}

Librarian: Noelene Tomlinson

Membership Coordinator: Elizabeth Roebuck-Jones

Website Coordinator: Peter Breyley (Updates on the way! Stay Tuned)

Webmaster: (CSSA Committee)

Videos/Youtube Channel: Paul Schreurs

Facebook Page Admins: 

Elizabeth Roebuck-Jones

Kirsteen Macleod

Peter Breyley

John Roewer