Welcome to the Friends of Black Rock House Website
|The Friends of Black Rock House invite you to visit Black Rock House in Melbourne’s Bayside suburb of the same name. You may also like to become a member to support this heritage-listed treasure, built by Victoria’s first Auditor-General Charles Ebden from 1856-58. It is well worth the visit to this intriguing historic Victorian era home to see the castle-style fortress wall, sand and paint finish, French reproduction wallpapers (from the originals), shady Moreton Bay Fig garden, and antique furniture and costumes presented to reflect the story of the House.|
|Black Rock House, 34 Ebden Avenue, Black Rock|
Annual membership of the Friends of Black Rock House:
Families $20.00 Individuals: $15.00
Please click here to see the membership benefits. Enquiries: 03 9589 5763
Black Rock House is a property of the Bayside City Council.
News and Events
Free Sunday Guided Tours of Black Rock House - 2 to 4pm
Black Rock House will then be closed for wallpapering and restoration until and including 8 August. The next free Sunday Guided Tour will be held on 9 August. Tours will then be weekly on Sundays until mid-December.
Costumed guides share the intriguing history of the house built as a holiday residence by Victoria's first Auditor-General, Charles Ebden. Entry is free. Donations accepted.
Friends of Black Rock House - Annual General Meeting - Saturday 18 July, 2pm
Guest Speaker: Sonia Turnbull, Bayside City Council Topic" Future Directions"
Pre-booked Mid-week Tours
Mid-week tours for groups are available upon request and attract a nominal ticket price. Please note that Black Rock House will be closed until 9 August for maintenance and wallpapering. More information about Pre-booked Tours ...
Special tour times may be held on days of special events.
Ghost Tours are held each Winter, so please check back on this website in 2015 for the details of the next tours.
Ghost Tours Bayside Leader 28 May 2013
Black Rock House Souvenirs - Available on Tour Days
Help support the Friends of Black Rock House by purchasing Black Rock House tea towels, tote bags, mugs and postcards. Funds raised will go towards presenting Black Rock House as a place of historical significance for all to enjoy. These are available during tour hours.