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Vision and Mission

Our Vision is a future where Australia’s native plant diversity is valued, understood and conserved for the benefit of all.

We have created, for the first time, a formal network of nine conservation seed banks and three other flora-focused organisations bridging the gap between policy makers, researchers, seed collectors and on-ground conservation and restoration activities.


Our Mission is a national effort to conserve Australia’s native plant diversity through collaborative and sustainable seed collecting, banking, research and knowledge sharing.

The Partnership:

  • maintains a nationally cooperative seed banking effort
  • collects and stores seed in secure seed banks as long-term insurance against loss of biodiversity
  • researches ways to improve conservation and restoration outcomes from seed banking
  • trains and builds Australian expertise to support conservation and restoration
  • shares knowledge about Australian flora and our work.
Grevillea halmaturina ssp laevis
Grevillea halmaturina ssp laevis

The SA Seed Conservation Centre collected and banked Grevillea halmaturina subsp. laevis seeds during the 2012-13 collecting season.  This threatened plant species is endemic to the Eyre Peninsula. (Photo credit: SA Seed Conservation Centre)