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

Mother's Day High Tea & Tour, Saturday, 12 May, 2-4pm

A delectable delight of sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee served at 11am and 3pm and a glass of champagne on arrival.  $25 per person.  Bookings essential: 9589 5763.

Sunday Guided Tours: First Sunday of the Month (Feb-Dec), 1-4pm

Next Sunday Guided Tour: Sunday 6 May 2018

Sunday Guided Tours & Community Market Dates: 2 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec

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 11am, our fabulous new community market offers scrumptious food, coffee and handmade items. (Please note that Guide Tours continue for the whole of Winter, but the markets have a break in chilly June and July).

Historic Ghost Tours

Dates: 13 June, 11 July and 8 august.  7.30pm for 8pm start.

Our Historic Ghost Tours are marvellously conducted by actors David Dodd and Cheryl Richards. Champagne on arrival and refreshmetns at the conclusion.  Tickets are $20 per person.  Age requirement: 16+.  Tickets available on Trybooking.com.  All monies go to the refurbishment of Black Rock House.

Murder Mystery Night - Saturday 16 June at 7.30pm.  

$35 finger food and BYO wine/soft drinks. Bookings essential 9589 5763.

Black Rock House Paranormal Tours 

Dates: 7 July, 4 August, 15 September, 13 October and 10 November. These sell out fast so please be quick.  Link below.

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. BTickets: $40.  Open to those 18+ only.

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. 

Friends of Black Rock House AGM (Members Only) - Saturday 14 July, 2-4pm

Guest Speaker: Engineer Trevor M. Huggard AM

If you would like to attend please join the Friends of Black Rock House FBRH Membership Form

Christmas in July - Saturday, 21 July, 7pm.

$45 choice of 2 roasts baked potato, veg and gravy. Bookings essential 9589 5763.

Open Houses Weekend - 28 & 29 July, 10am - 4pm.  

Take a guided tour of Black Rock House on the Open Houses Weekend and enjoy a wonderful Devonshire Tea at either 11am or 3pm.  Bookings are essential for Devonshire Tea.

Halloween  - Wednesday 31 October, 6.30pm in the Cellar.

Prizes for best dressed and a show bag for all. $5 entry.

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.

Friends of Black Rock House souvenirs

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