Join the Friends and help us grow the National Arboretum Canberra. You can make a difference by becoming a member and volunteering to help.
By becoming a Friend, you will learn about the National Arboretum Canberra through regular email updates, a quarterly newsletter, special events and special interest groups. You will be kept up-to-date with developments at the Arboretum and be able to share this knowledge with your family, your friends and others in the community. 

As a Friend, your membership card provides discounts* at The Curatoreum gift shop and the Arboretum Cafe.  Best of all, you can exclusively purchase an annual Parking Pass so you can visit hassle-free all year round and making your regular visits to the Arboretum cheaper and easier!

NB  Membership cards are NOT transferable.
From $45
For individual seeking to become a member
Discounts at the Cafe, Discounts at The Curatoreum, eligible to purchase a Parking Pass.  Choose 1 or 2 years membership.
From $55
For families seeking to become members
Discounts at the Cafe, Discounts at The Curatoreum, Eligible to purchase a Parking Pass
From $25
For Pensioners*, Health Card carriers & Full-time students
Discounts at the Cafe, Discounts at The Curatoreum, Eligible to purchase a Parking Pass
Parking Pass
Only available for members**
Annual Parking Pass for the National Arboretum
* Seniors Card holders are not eligible for Concession membership. 
** Current membership is required to obtain a Parking Pass
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Additional benefits of becoming a Friend
In addition to The Curatoreum Gift Shop and Café at the Arboretum discounts, and the exclusive access to an annual parking pass, membership of the Friends includes the following additional benefits.
-  Discounts for many of the public Arboretum events

-  A colourful and informative seasonal Friends newsletter
-  Regular email updates with information about the Friends, the Arboretum and other related activities
Volunteering opportunities
Becoming a Friend enables you to contribute directly to developing the Arboretum. Your membership fee is used to support jointly agreed projects and activities.

If you wish to contribute your time at to the Arboretum, there are a number of opportunities available. To learn more about the latest opportunities, you can visit the Arboretum website, or download and read the reports prepared by group co-ordinators for our 2024 Annual General Meeting held on 14th May 2024.
2024 05 - Friends & Volrs Activity Reports.pdf
How do I make sure I am a financial member?
If you purchase your membership via our website, you'll receive an email confirmation of your membership. Nearing the expiry of your membership, you'll receive a reminder via email from the Friends'. If you need to find out any details of your membership including expiry date, or to change any of your personal details we have on record, please contact us.
How do Friends parking passes work?
A Parking Pass is available to purchase via our website and is only available to current members. Once purchased, we will send you a Parking Pass which is for one vehicle only and must only be displayed in the vehicle having the registration number displayed on the card. Please read the instructions on the reverse of the card. The Friends' produce these Parking Passes on behalf of the ACT Government. All revenue from Parking Passes is transfered directly to the National Arboretum to fund projects.