Dahlia Society of Victoria

Welcome to the Dahlia Society of Victoria, Australia!


Our Goal is to promote and encourage the cultivation of dahlias, increase public awareness of the beautiful dahlia and provide an opportunity to enjoy the company of other dahlia enthusiasts.


We invite you to visit our Website  and Social Media Pages to access the latest society information on growing DAHLIAS and about our Meetings, Events, Shows, Workshops and Open Days!  

We welcome members to enjoy our exclusive content on our website.


Not a Member yet?


You are welcome to sign up or renew your membership at our meetings or to save time, you may choose to sign up online.  


For member benefits, offers, pricing and payment details, please see our website




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A Brief History:


The Dahlia Society of Victoria (DSV) was formed by dahlia growing members of the Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria (RHSV) who decided in 1960 to form a separate, specialist Dahlia Society.  The first meeting of what was then the National Dahlia Society of Victoria (NDSV) was held in the Victorian Railway Institute on 18 August 1960 and the first AGM in July 1961.

The inaugural President, George Burns, gave the first talk to members on “Cultivation of the Dahlia” at the November 1960 meeting.  The same meeting saw the first tuber auction which raised 6 pounds 8 shillings and 6 pence ($12.85).

Apart from George’s dahlia knowledge and wisdom, he helped the Society financially with several donations, the most important being 100 pounds for a special typewriter that was used for the quarterly magazine.

DAHLIAS is still distributed to members twice a year as an A5 colour magazine!

Find more information about the Dahlia Society of Victoria, Australia, Click HERE


The Society meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from September to May (No meetings June, Jul, Aug) at:


Mount Waverley Community Centre

47 Miller Crescent

Mount Waverley 3149


Our Meetings offer:

    • Practical, positive advice from experienced growers and exhibitors
    • Guest speakers on relevant topics
    • Plant and tuber sales and auctions – See our website for further details
    • Hands on workshops
    • Dahlia Show bench competitions (when the blooms are in season)
    • Raffle Tickets to WIN awesome prizes – drawn on the night
    • Opportunity to meet and chat with other dahlia enthusiasts in a friendly atmosphere
    • Access to exclusive member offers and discounts 
    • Plus much, much more!

The meeting room opens from 7pm and our meetings start at 7.30pm until approx. 9.30pm.


A great way to meet new people and share growing tips, tricks and ideas about dahlias.


Our meetings end with a light supper and chat.


Visit our EVENTS page on our website for up to date information on all our upcoming events!

2025 State Dahlia Show

Save the date!


Our 2025 State Dahlia Show will be held on:

Dates:    Sat 22 & Sun 23 February 2025


Venue:   Mount Waverley Community Centre

               47 Miller Cres

               Mount Waverley 3149


We invite you to visit and witness a spectacular display of dahlias!

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Bring your friends and your camera!


Tuber Sales and Auctions

We offer our valued members several opportunities to buy dahlia clumps and tubers via our society.

These Sales and Auctions enable our members and the general public to start growing dahlias or add to their collections, at competitive prices.

* Dahlia Clumps at our September meeting – Members ONLY

* Dahlia Tubers at the October and November meetings – Members ONLY

* Dahlia Tubers at our Public Auction – OPEN to all

* Potted Plant and Fresh Cut Flower sales at the State Show in February




Some images from our State Dahlia Show

2023 State Championship Winner - Stephen Brown
Devon Citation - Best Bloom over 160mm - John Rowe
Hamari Gold
2023 Kiwi Trophy Winner - Deb Collett - Seedling Name: Papakura Kalium
Pam Howden - Best Bloom under 160mm Winner - Deb Collett
Coorabell Jessie - Best Vase in Show - Hayley Connor
Devon Dancer
Devon Mystique
State Show 2023 VIC
Clearview Edie
Gay Twinkle 23 state show
Gay Twinkle
Winkie Paddlewheel
Aitara Majesty
Dahlia Display
Dahlia Display
Dahlia Display - Tiny Tots

Dahlias Raised by Dahlia Society of Victoria Members!