Safeguarding Australia's Flora

The Australian Seed Bank Partnership is a not-for-profit alliance of 14 organisations, bringing together expertise from Australia’s leading botanic gardens, state environment agencies and NGOs.

 Governed by The Council of Heads of Australian Botanic Gardens Inc., we are working on strategic solutions to deal with the multitude of threats facing our biodiversity.

We aim to deliver a national effort that contributes to the conservation of Australia’s native plant diversity through collaborative and sustainable seed collecting, banking, research and knowledge sharing

How we protect the future of Australian flora

Seed Banking

Seed banking is an essential tool for the safe and efficient storage of wild plant genetic material. This cost-effective method for maintaining genetically diverse and representative collections allows our network of seed banks to strategically conserve our diverse Australian flora.

Science and Research

Our seed science endeavours are critical to understanding the biology and ecology of the seeds we collect and for developing specific methodologies for germinating and storing seed. This information also informs restoration projects across the country.

Knowledge sharing

Our national network of experts contribute to the development of policies, programs, research and on‑ground projects that seek to improve biodiversity outcomes. We share our knowledge and expertise through national guidelines and standards, as well as the Australian Virtual Seed Bank portal platform.

Our recent initiatives

The Rare Bloom

A partnership to conserve
Australian wildflowers

Grass Roots Giving

 Community donations
to bank our native grasslands

Seeds of Hope

Christmas appeal supporting an Endangered species

Australian Virtual
Seed Bank Portal

Repository of seed collections
& germination data

Critically Endangered

Towards the recovery of 10
 Critically Endangered flora
Our Strategic Plan outlines our commitment to conserve Australia’s native plant diversity through sustainable seed collecting, banking, scientific research, and knowledge sharing. Click the image to read more!
Our Annual Report shares our recent accomplishments, explores our histoty and provides highlights from the 2022-23 financial year. Click the image to read more!

Who we are

The Australian Seed Bank Partnership relies on a strong collaboration with our partners and associates
to achieve our vision for a future where Australia’s native plant diversity is valued, understood and conserved for the benefit of all.


Age of Seeds Giveaway

Terms & Conditions For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, “The Promoter” refers to The Australian Seed Bank Partnership. The “Prize” refers to one (1) signed copy of ‘The…

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ASBP Steering Committee members in a group photo

National Steering Committee Meeting 2022

The Australian Seed Bank Partnership’s National Steering Committee will come together in Melbourne on the 23rd of September 2022 for their annual face to face meeting. This invitation-only event provides an opportunity…

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