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

Black Rock House Garage Sale Trail - Saturday, 25 October - 11am - 3pm

Sellers and Shoppers!  Black Rock House is participating in the 4th annual Garage Sale Trail this Saturday.  Sellers - Tables are a tax deductible donation of $10.  Please call 03 9589 5763 to register.  Shoppers all are welcome to come see if that thing you have been looking for is awaiting you!  This event is supported by Bayside City Council.  (For more information on the Garage Sale Trail concept, visit: www.garagesaletrail.com.au )

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

This is a Members Only event where members gather to enjoy Black Rock House and hear of local history by an expert guest speaker.

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.  School choirs and other local musical talents will spread the Christmas cheer at Black Rock House in traditional style.  BYO chair or picnic rugs.  (If raining, this event will be moved elsewhere indoors). 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.


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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