Conference Wildflowers

Lesley Brooker has posted an updated version of Flowers and Gatherers on her website that includes photographs of plants taken during the Conference excursions.

It can be downloaded at (same as before but with a revised pdf file).

All WSWA members are welcome to download it if they would like to.

Many thanks to Lesley and Mike for their wonderful contribution to the Conference, and generosity in sharing with WSWA members!

New Interstate Newsletters

We regularly receive hard copies of newsletters from related ANPSA organisations in other parts of Australia, which are distributed to each branch for members to read.  We are now receiving digital copies of some of these newsletters which may be downloaded – MEMBERS ONLY.  Only the current copy will be available for download due to size restrictions.  On our website now – Members Only – are newsletters from Canberra – Sept 2019 as well as Top End – Sept/Oct 2019.  Go to the newsletters page here.

Renewing your membership?

The credit card payment facility is NOW WORKING on our website!

  • You can renew online – using either payment method: ‘cheque’ or ‘credit card’.  The ‘cheque’ payment method also allows bank to bank transfers, so you can do everything electronically if you don’t wish to post a cheque.  Be sure to put your name and/or invoice number on the bank transfer so we credit it to the correct account.
  • Ring Perry House during business hours and renew by phone, using your credit card.  Tues or Thurs, 10am – 2.30pm 9383-7979

Remember, all renewals are processed by volunteers several days after they are received, so your payment may not be reflected for up to a week.  If you have any questions, email us at

Note:  the ‘Donate’ facility is not working at present.


Books, Books, Books!

See the updated listing of books in the Honor Venning Library, and our updated list of 2nd Hand Books which are available by donation – to members and non members alike – from the Perry House office.  Library Books – here, and Second Hand Books – here.

Congrats Kerry and Eddy

Congratulations to Dr Kerry Smith who was awarded Life Membership, and to Dr Eddy Wajon who was awarded the Meritorious Award at the Wildflower Society Annual General Meeting.  The Society is indeed fortunate to have such hard working, devoted and talented members.  Special thanks are also due to our newest branch, South West Capes, for hosting a wonderful weekend of meetings, talks and walks in beautiful Cowaramup.

State Conference and AGM

The State Conference will be held on Saturday and Sunday 29th and 30th June in Cowaramup, WA.

All Society members are invited to attend the business sessions (State Council and Annual General Meeting) on the Saturday. The general public can attend on Sunday where there will be presentations and excursions. South West Capes Branch Committee members have been very busy organising this event for us, so we hope to see a great turnout for the 2 day gathering.

More information here:

Registration form here.

Proxy form here.

Management Committee Nomination form here.

Sub Committee Nomination form here.

Details of the programme and locations are on the Registration form.  Please download it for full details.  Sneak peek here:

SUNDAY 30th June 2019  –  POST-CONFERENCE SEMINAR – Theme:  Adventures in discovery of our flora

8:30 – 9:00 am
Registration and morning cuppa.
9:00 – 9:15 am
9:15 – 9.45 am
Andrew Webb: Plant Diversity of the South West Capes
9.45 – 10:15 am
Nancy Scade: The Challenges of Taming Wildflowers
10:15 – 10:45 am
Morning tea.
10.45 – 11.15 am
Peter Lane: Geology – the foundation of our extraordinary South West
11.15 -12.15 pm
Jane Scott & Jenny Kikeros: Walking with Wildflowers – around the World
12:15 pm – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon guided excursions (your choice of location).
4:00 pm
Afternoon tea and conference close.
1:30 pm – 4:00 p.m    WALKS – (please mark your choice)

a)     Gracetown Granites – north of Gracetown on the Cape to Cape track.  Leaders: Jane Scott and Jenny Kikeros

b)     Miamup Swamp – between Cowaramup Bay Road and Juniper Road Leader: John Hill


Are you in arrears? Renew now!

Renewals can be made online on the ‘My Membership’ page – which is under the ‘Members’ main menu.  This Members Only area requires a password, although if you have previously logged into the system (on the same computer or device) you should get automatic entry.

Once on the ‘My Membership’ page, you will see the word ‘Renew’ in very small letters under your membership type.  Press the words and follow the instructions!

If you have any trouble renewing, or logging in, please email for assistance from a volunteer member.

Of course, you can always renew in the usual way – with a cheque by post, or by telephoning the office during normal business hours and providing details over the phone.  The paper renewal form can be downloaded here.

Thank you for your support!

Newsletter Now Online – Members Only

NOTE:  Australian Plants has been delayed by the publisher, and will not accompany the WSWA Newsletter this quarter. You can expect to receive two issues in the next mailout.

The Wildflower Society of WA newsletter (February 2019, Vol 57 No 1) has now been published electronically.  All members are entitled to view and download the electronic newsletter.  The printed newsletter should be posted to those who have requested a hard copy (no green discount) in the next several weeks.

You may view the newsletter online by going to the ‘Members’ tab at the top of any page of the WSWA website, then choose ‘Newsletters’ at the side of the page.

Or link to the newsletter page here.

If you are having trouble logging in, it may be that your membership is overdue.  Please ring Perry House to inquire during office hours, or email at any time.

Front cover: Depot Hill Nature Reserve, Mingenew.  A location on ANPSA Conference 2019 Tour 1.   Photo Jolanda Keeble.