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The Australian Seed Bank Partnership’s mission is a national effort to conserve Australia’s native plant diversity through collaborative and sustainable seed collecting, banking, research and knowledge sharing. Our vision is a future where Australia’s native plant diversity is valued, understood and conserved for the benefit of all.

Collecting and storing seed in seed banks is one of the most powerful ways to combat the global decline of plant diversity. It offers an insurance policy against the further loss of plant species.

The Partnership unites the expertise of twelve institutions, including botanic gardens, herbaria, state environmental agencies and non-government organisations.

National Seed Science Forum 2016

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Earlybird Registration Open - National Seed Science Forum

Registration for ASBP's National Seed Science Forum opened on 25 September 2015. Detailed registration Information is now available at:



Partnership teams head out to extend Australia’s conservation seed bank collections

Planning efforts are heating up for this year’s seed collecting trips across the continent by teams from the Australian Seed Bank Partnership.



Call for Proposals

We are calling for proposals for oral, rapid fire or poster presentations for our upcoming National Seed Science Forum in March 2016.

Partner Stories

Collecting Pencil Pine on the Tyndall Range, Southwest National Park (RTBG)

Tasmanian Pines bring huge harvest

2015 presented a 'masting' event across Tasmania that enabled the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens team to seed bank significant collections of endemic montane conifers.

Olax obcordata (SA Seed Conservation Centre)

Seed collecting foray on Kangaroo Island

Contributing to the Australian Seed Bank Partnership’s 1000 Species Project, South Australian Seed Conservation Centre seed collectors will be out in the field again this year. The project aims to enhance the representation of plant taxa in Australian conservation seed banks.