Welcome to the Keilor Plains Native Plants Group

Acacia Bendigo 2011

Photo from Bendigo Trip 2011

Anglesea’s Orchids

ANPSA Biennial Conference 2024 – “Gardens for Life”

Australian Plants Society Victoria (APSVIC) will host the Conference in Melbourne from 30th September to 4th October 2024.

Follow this link for the latest information about the conference and how to register.

Newsletters about the conference can be found on the same web page.

Reminder: From July 2023, Australian Plants Society Victoria manages the Membership Registration and Fee. To Join or Renew Membership click here.

We are a district group of APS Victoria, covering the Keilor Plains area. Our aim is to study, promote, protect and propagate Australian indigenous flora, especially from local area, where many of the species are classified as threatened or vulnerable, because their habitats have been degraded/altered/lost.
Some of our members also grow plants from other part of Australia in their gardens.
The Group was formed in 1972.

The Keilor Plains is on the eastern part of Victorian Volcanic Plains. Further information can be found here.

Monthly Meeting

Visitors are welcome to attend our meeting. Further information can be found in Monthly Meeting Page, or by contacting our secretary.

To Join or Renew membership, click here.

New Meeting Venue

From April 2022, our monthly meeting venue is

Airport West Uniting Church,

72 Roberts Road, Airport West.
GPS coordinate: 37°43’29.0″S 144°52’28.4″E.

October Monthly Meeting

Date: October 6th, 7:50PM to 10PM

Introductory Talk for October Trip to Bendigo”

Guest Speaker: Rodney Orr

Upcoming Guest Speakers at our monthly meeting in 2023:

November 3rd:TBA
December 1st:Christmas Break-up


Upcoming Trips

October 11th (Wednesday) to 13th (Friday): 3-Day Trip to Bendigo Region, staying in Axedale.

Alpine Trip 2023
Members of our group and guests went on Alpine Flora Trip to Mt Buller, Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th January 2023.
For photo collection in iNaturalists, go to APSKP Alpine Trip: Mt Buller 2023

Week-End Day Trip
Sunday, March 18th, 2023: Dandenong Ranges

Saturday, May 20th, 2023: VINC/Darebin Parklands

Saturday, July 15th 2023: Brisbane Ranges

Sunday, September 17th, 2023: Day trip to Anglesea.

Weekend Trip in Spring 2023
October 11th (Wednesday) to 13th (Friday): Bendigo Region, staying in Axedale.

Other Trips

June 10 – 12, 2023: Correa Crawl
Some members joined the trip to Brisbane Ranges area, organized by ANPSA Correa Study Group.

News and Events

APS Keilor Plains Facebook

Australian Plants Society – Keilor Plains Group
50th Anniversary

1972 -2022


At our Annual General Meeting on August 4th, 2023, the group has reelected:
Neil as President,
Jason as Deputy President,
Linda as Secretary, and
elected two new members to the Committee (Deidre and Julie).


Our second edition of the book

 ‘Plants of Melbourne’s Western Plains – A Gardener’s Guide to the Original Flora’

Now available from local
indigenous nurseries and bookshops!


front cover

“Lantern Bushes of Australia; Thomasias & Allied Genera.”
A Field and Horticultural Guide
by Trevor Blake

Editor: Jane Canaway
Publisher: Australian Plants Society – Keilor Plains Group
RRP: $50.00

For enquiries about the above books, please contact: kpbook@apskeilorplains.org.au


For information on upcoming events (District Group Plant Sale, Seminar and other events), this link will take you to Event Calendar in APS-Victoria Web site.