State and Regional Affiliates

Camellias Australia is associated with state and regional societies around Australia. There are eleven affiliated groups that meet regularly.  To become a member of  Camellias Australia you join one of the Affiliates (below) and receive publications from both groups, including the Camellias Australia journal, Camellia News.

If you live overseas you can join Camellias Australia. For more information, contact the Overseas Membership Secretary,

These Affiliates meet together annually for a National Camellia Congress, generally organised on a State by State rotation.

Updated December 2016

New South Wales

Hume Camellia Society  (Albury/Riverina region)
Meets 1:30 pm on 3rd Sunday of the month in members’ gardens/homes from March to November. See website for meeting details.
President: Ginette Klemke
Secretary: Ann Mitchell
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Camellias Illawarra  (Wollongong area)
Meets 2 pm on 3rd Saturday of the month at Coniston Community Centre, Bridge Street, Coniston from February to November (except July).
President: William Walker
Secretary: Elizabeth Martin
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NSW Camellia Research Society  (Sydney north area)|
Meets 7:45 pm on 3rd Monday of the month at Baptist Church Hall, cnr Park Avenue and Garden Square, Gordon from February to October.
President: Wendy Sadler Moyes
Secretary: Richie Griffiths
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Camellias Shoalhaven  (Nowra area)
Meets 1 pm (winter 12 noon) on 2nd Saturday in members’ gardens
President:  Barry Walsh
Secretary: Robyn Bryce
for further information email:

St George & Sutherland Camellia Society  (Sydney south area)
Meets 11 am on the 1st Saturday of the month at St Mark’s Church Hall, cnr The Mall and Grosvenor Road, South Hurstville.
President: Jim Powell
Secretary: Wesley Fairhall
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Camellias Victoria
Meets 8 pm on 2nd Wednesday of the month at East Burwood Uniting Church Hall, cnr Burwood Highway and Blackburn Road, East Burwood from March to November.
President: Andrew Raper
Secretary: Nola McLean
for further information email:

South Australia

Camellia Society Adelaide Hills
Meets 7pm on 3rd Friday at Stangate House, 3 Edgeware Rd., Aldgate March – October
President: Michelle Size
Secretary: Chris Thompson
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Camellias South Australia  (Adelaide area)  
Meets 8 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Burnside Community Centre, Fisher Street, Tusmore from March to October.
President: Philip Hough
Secretary: Bob Hooper
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Western Australia

Camellia Society of Western Australia
Meets 2:30 pm on 4th Sunday each month starting April at the Rotary Hall 55 Sandgate Street Como.
President: Doug Hearle
Secretary: Esme Pashley
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Camellia Society Tasmania
Meets 2 pm on 1st Sunday of the month at members’ homes or other places of interest from March to November. Contact Secretary for details.
President: Mary Crowe
Secretary: Fran Bowden
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Queensland Camellia Society
Various venues usually March to September. See website for meeting details
President: David Newlands
Secretary: Linda Male
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