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.

National Council 

Jim Powell

Vice President:                                 
Paul Ludwig

Immediate Past President:         
Jim Rochford

Jenny Donohoe

Minute Secretary:

Treasurer & Public Officer:       
Vacant  (Jenny Donohoe acting)

Tony Curry

Jeanette Curry

Registrar & Recorder of Camellia Plants:                               
Jim Powell

Overseas Membership:                
Denise Di Salvia

Image Librarian & Web Manager:
Lynette Gleeson


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. 
President: Des Klemke
Secretary: Charles Lee

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: Don Dewhurst
Secretary: Debbie Dewhurst

NSW Camellia Research Society  (Sydney north area)|
Meets 7pm on 3rd Monday of the month at Baptist Church Hall, cnr Park Avenue and Garden Square, Gordon from February to October.
President: Dale Andrew
Secretary: Helen Wallace

South Australia
Camellia Society Adelaide Hills
Meets 7pm on 3rd Friday at Stangate House, 3 Edgeware Rd., Aldgate March – October
President: Wendy Azadegen
Secretary: Chris Thompson

Western Australia
Camellia Society of Western Australia
Meets 2:30 pm on 4th Sunday each month starting April and meet in members gardens.
President: Doug Hearle
Secretary: Esme Pashley

Camellia Society Tasmania
Meets 2 pm on 1st Sunday of the month at Sustainability Learning Centre, Hobart College Campus, Mt Nelson. March to November. Contact Secretary for details.
President: Joe Neuschwanger
Secretary: Vicki Cowles

Queensland Camellia Society
Various venues usually March to September. See website for meeting details
President: Belinda Evans
Secretary: Lynn McAlister