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
Sunday Guided Tours & Community Market: First Sunday of the Month (Feb - Dec), 1 - 4pm
Sunday Afternoon Tours and Community Market Dates: 6 August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November and 3 December.
Costumed guides share the intriguing history of the house built as a holiday residence by Victoria's first Auditor-General, Charles Ebden. Donations accepted. Starting an hour earlier at 12 noon, our fabulous new community market offers scrumptious food, coffee and hand made items. (Please note that Guide Tours continue for the whole of Winter, but the markets have a break in chilly June and July).
Community Market, Sunday 6 August, 12 noon to 4pm.
Boomerang Bags Bayside will launch its fabulous new sustainable shopping bag service in Bayside at this market. Do you know that the use of 5 Boomerang Bags could save one family the use of 1,000 plastic shopping bags in one year? So come along and either make some bags in the ballroom or buy some for your shopping, helping save our bay, oceans and rivers.
Come and enjoy all of the fantastic goodies on offer at the market - coffee and cake, food vans, jewellery, succulents, handbags, footwear, essential oils, craft, candles, bath products, scarfs, dream catchers, face painting, cards, puzzles and more. To book a market stall, please see our Friends of Black Rock House Facebook page.
Black Rock House Ghost Tours - Wednesday, 2 Aug. 7:30pm SOLD OUT
A fascinating way to discover stories about people who lived and worked at Black Rock House, built in 1856 as a holiday residence for Victoria's first Auditor-General, Charles Hotson Ebden. Tour the House and cellar to share tales of some of the more unusual occurrences in this 'Jewel by the Sea'.
Champagne/Orange juice provided upon arrival with tea, coffee and biscuits at the conclusion of the tour. Please wear warm clothing and sensible shoes. Meet at the front door of Black Rock House.
Ages 16 and above. Tickets are non-refundable. Places are limited to 15 per night, so book now. Tickets are $20 + 0.30c booking fee per person.
Black Rock House Paranormal Tours
As well as our Winter ghost tours that tell the haunted house history of Black Rock House, monthly Paranormal Tours are held for those who seek a paranormal experience with past residents and staff of the House for themselves. Using the latest instrumentation, the team from Paranormal X Files will host your Black Rock House experience in the dark. Tickets for these events are snapped up quickly and are on sale through TryBooking, click here or use the link to join the waitlist. The full income from ticket sales goes towards the restoration and upkeep of Black Rock House.
You can also keep up-to-date though @BRHparanormal on Facebook and Instagram and the website. support the Friends of Black Rock House Inc.
Get Updates on Facebook
The Friends of Black Rock House now have a Facebook Fan page @blackrockhouse. Please like the fan page for recent news and notifications about events and any changes to events (due to weather).
Pre-booked Mid-week Tours
Mid-week tours for groups are available upon request and attract a nominal ticket price. Your enquiries are welcome now. More information about Pre-booked Tours ...
Special tour times may be held on days of special events.
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.