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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 fourteen institutions, including universities, herbaria, botanic gardens, non-government organisations and state environmental agencies.

1000 Species Project target Tracking our 1000 Species target

In 2012-13, we made conservation collections of 155 species that are new to Australia’s conservation seed banks. Some of these collections are already being used to support the recovery of threatened plant species. To find out more about this project see the 1000 Species Project.

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Australian Grains Genebank Grand Opening

The new state-of-the-art Australian Grains Genebank officially opens.



Australia’s iconic eucalypt landscapes - destined to transform with climate change

A recent study by scientists at the University of Queensland has shown that climate change will significantly impact Australia’s iconic Eucalypt forests.

Partner Stories

Grevillea sp. Gillingarra

Another successful season in Western Australia

The Threatened Flora Seed Centre in Western Australia has had another successful summer collecting season.


collecting ficus microcarpa, Tom North (left) from the National Seed Bank

Conservation on Christmas Island

A team from the Australian National Botanic Gardens recently headed out to Christmas Island to work with staff on the Christmas Island Minesite to Forest Rehabilitation (CIMFR) program.