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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.

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


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Seed Science Forum Closed

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Seed Science Forum survey. The survey is now closed. We received over 170 responses from representatives across a range of sectors including academia, botanic gardens, conservation organisations, government and many others. We will review your feedback and use it to design a forum that meets the needs of the seed science community throughout Australia and further afield.



ASBP Seed Science Forum 2020 - Survey open!

Seed Science Forum 2020 - Seeking the views of the seed science community



Australian Seed Bank Partnership Annual Report 2017-18 - Available for download!

The Australian Seed Bank Partnership is proud to release its Annual Report for 2017-2018.

Partner Stories


Back from the dead: the rediscovery of a presumed extinct Acacia

Acacia prismifolia was known from only two plant collections; the first collected in 1901 and the second in 1933, before being listed as being presumed extinct in the 1990’s after extensive searches failed to find any trace of the species.

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Plants in Peril!

With less than 10 plants left in the wild, the Critically Endangered Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa is in a perilous situation. Thankfully positive action is being taken to prevent the loss in the wild of this stunning feather flower. Seed collections, made 20 years ago, are being drawn upon to grow plants that will be used to augment an existing