s Membership - Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens

Information and Files

Links to files and resources for new and current members including membership forms are available from the Files below.

Information Kit pdf file

Members Application Form pdf file

Rules of Australian Association of Botanic Gardens Inc. (2016)  pdf file

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between BGANZ and AFBG  pdf file

Our Membership

AAFBG membership currently consists of 59 Friends of Botanic Gardens groups from capital city, suburban, rural and regional botanic gardens and arboreta, and 5 affiliate members from overseas botanic gardens. Groups range in size and complexity from a membership of 4 to approximately 5000.  Joining the Association provides many benefits and pleasures for members. 

All States of Australia are represented, however for historical reasons, the majority of Botanic Gardens Friends groups are in Victoria.

Friends groups outside Australia are welcome to join the Association as "Affiliate Members".  Affiliate members currently include Friends groups from New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and Scotland.


Benefits of Membership

Joining the Association provides many benefits and pleasures for members.

Communication and enjoyment:

  • Network with others to share ideas, knowledge and information and events with Friends throughout Australia and overseas.
  • Have access to the contact details of other Friends’ groups throughout Australia.


  • List your Friends group on the Association national website.
  • Exhibit garden/Friends photographs on the website members' gallery.
  • Promote major Eucalypt, the Association's bi-annual newsletter and our monthly e-ucalypt news.
  • Receive a static webpage free of charge on request.
  • Feature your garden location nationally by hosting an AAFBG conference.


  • Send delegates to the Association’s conference and National Voluntary Guides’ conferences held in alternating years.
  • Become an Associate Member of BGANZ (page 14 of Info Kit) and have access to the numerous BGANZ resources.
  • Attend the BGANZ regional study days and seminars.

Affiliate Membership:

  • Membership fees waived, due to costs involved in foreign exchange.
  • A ‘link’ on the AFBG website will be provided.
  • Members receive all email communications, information, and newsletters.
  • Members have the option to contribute articles to the AAFBG newsletter and attend AAFBG Conferences and Guide Conferences.



Membership Information & Application Brochure

Membership Information & Application Brochure  pdf file

New Membership Forms

New Members Application Form pdf file



Fill in and submit the following form.  A copy of the form will be sent to your nominated email address.  If you have any questions or issues with the form, please contact us on .

Annual Membership due on 1st April

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Payable by Cheque to:          
Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Inc. 
P.O. Box 445
Buderim QLD 4556



Bendigo Bank BSB: 633-000
Account Number:  1045-71476
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*If paying by EFT, please notify AAFGB by email info@friendsbotanicgardens.org

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