Important Announcement re: Monthly Gatherings

The April 27th Gathering at the Monash Youth Centre Hall is GOING AHEAD as planned!

Doors open to sellers for set-up from 6:45pm, and to all others for sales from 7:00pm

In the event there are any further developments in the COVID-19 situation that effect our ability to hold this gathering at the last minute, THIS IS THE PLACE TO CHECK - any cancellations or major changes will be announced RIGHT HERE. 

We will still be 'Zooming' for those who prefer to join us from home or abroad, details have been emailed out to the membership. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

- CSSA Committee"


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 – CSSA Committee - general questions for our Society:

Membership – Peter Breyley - For any questions relating to membership:

Please only send enquiries specifically relating to membership here. 

Office Bearers:

President - Peter Breyley.

Secretary - Melissa Jackson.

'The Spine' – Our Quarterly Club Magazine

For enquiries & submissions:

Financial - Treasurer (To Be Filled).

Social Media - Enquiries & Submissions:

Postal Address:

Cactus and Succulent Society of Australia Inc (CSSA Inc.)

P O Box 321, Narre Warren North, VIC 3804

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

Treasurer: (To Be Filled)

General Committee Members :

Bob Mitchell

Kirsteen Macleod

John Roewer

Paul Schreurs

Dani Basso

Non-Committee Positions

Librarian: Noelene Tomlinson

Membership Coordinator:  Peter Breyley

'The Spine' Magazine Team: Editor John Roewer & Peter Breyley

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

Webmaster: (CSSA Committee)

Emails/Digital Correspondence: (CSSA Committee)

Videos/Youtube Channel: Paul Schreurs

'Plant of the Month' Comp. Coordinator: Paul Schreurs

Social Media Administration: 

Kirsteen Macleod

Paul Schreurs

Dani Basso


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