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The ANPC’s national conferences provide a major forum for conservation practitioners, community members and the scientific community to interact at a practical level.

The Australasian Plant Conservation Conferences are held every two years. In 2007 a more specialised National Forum was introduced, to be held in each intervening year.

ANPC conferences and forums provide:

  • presentations on the latest findings relevant to plant conservation and native vegetation rehabilitation;
  • practical workshops on ecologically sound techniques;
  • field visits demonstrating rehabilitation in action;
  • social activities to enhance networking

Conference sessions usually focus on a theme selected for that year, while the workshops offer a diverse choice of techniques and guidelines. 

ANPC members receive discounts on the registration fees.

Conference sponsorship available!

Help contribute to the conservation of Australia’s unique plants! Businesses and organisations can participate in the Australasian Plant Conservation Conferences by becoming a sponsor. The next conference will be held in 2016. For more information on what packages were available at the last conference, please see the APCC10 Sponsorship Prospectus. These conferences provide an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of your organisation or company (as well as your involvement in plant conservation) to representatives from government, academia, community groups and private businesses from across Australia. Many options are available for conference sponsorship, and the ANPC is also happy to accommodate other forms of sponsorship, including in-kind contributions, following further discussion.

History of ANPC Conferences - click on the link to see details of the conference

The 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC10) was held from 11th -14th November 2014 in Hobart Tasmania on the theme of Sustaining Plant Diversity - Adapting to a Changing World. Click here for more information.

The 9th National Conference on the theme Plant Conservation in Australia: Achievements and Future Directions. was held in Canberra from 29 October to 2 November 2012. Information on the 9th National conference is currenlty being updated.

The 8th National Conference, on the theme Planning conservation to achieving restoration was held in Perth, WA from 28 September to 1 October 2010.

The 7th National Conference, on the theme Our declining flora - tackling the threats, was held in Mulgoa, NSW from 21 April to 24 April, 2008.

The 6th National Conference, on the theme Plant Conservation - the Challenges of Change, was held in Adelaide, SA from 26 September to 4 October, 2005.

The 5th National Conference, Recovery: A Decade Towards a Biodiverse Future, was held in Geelong from 24 February to 1 March 2003.

The 4th National Conference, Promotion Practice and Partnerships, was held in Albury Wodonga in late November 1999.

The 3rd National Conference, Sharing the Vision, was held in 1997.

The 2nd National Conference was held in Perth on 27 September 1995, in conjunction with the 4th International Botanic Gardens Conservation Congress.

The 1st National Conference, Cultivating Conservation, was held at the University of Tasmania from 6 to 9 December 1993.

History of ANPC Forums

The 2nd National Forum, on the theme Minding our own biodiversity: Conservation on private land, was held in Halls Gap, The Grampians, Victoria from 30 April to 1 May 2009.

The 1st National Forum, on the theme What lies beneath? The role of soil biota in the health and rehabilitation of native vegetation, was held in Canberra, ACT from 17-19 April, 2007.

If you would like any further information on the previous conferences and forums please contact us.