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
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

Friends of Black Rock House Social Afternoon - Saturday, 15 November at 2pm

This is a Members Only event where members gather to enjoy Black Rock House and hear music by popular favourite, Ian Tritt.  Please rsvp to 03 9589 5763.

Christmas Carols at Black Rock House - Tuesday, 2 December - 7 - 8.30pm

Sing your way into the Christmas spirit at Black Rock House's Christmas Carols on Tuesday, 2 December.  Guests artists inlcude Hayley Davis, Daniel Mirabella  and the Singing Greencrocer Howie Minehan as well as Christmas songs from three primary schools.l (If raining, this event will be moved elsewhere indoors). Please bring family, friends and neighbours, a chair or rug to sit on, something to eat and drink if you wish and your best, brightest singing voices! Admission: free.  

Free Sunday Guided Tours of Black Rock House - 2 to 4pm

Our Free Guided Sunday Tours of Black Rock House run from February to mid-December. Costumed guides share the intriguing history of the house build as a holiday residence by Victoria's first Auditor-General, Charles Ebden.  The final Sunday Guided Tours for 2014 will be held on Sunday, 7 December.  The Sunday Guided Tours for 2015 will commence from 8 February.

 Pre-booked Mid-week Tours

Mid-week tours for groups are available upon request and attract a nominal ticket price.  More information ...

Special tour times may be held on days of special events.


Ghost Tours

The 2014 Black Rock House Ghost Tours are completed.  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
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.

Friends of Black Rock House souvenirs

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