'New Approaches to Plant Conservation Challenges in the Modern World'.

La Trobe University and the Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC) were pleased to present the 11th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC11) held from the 14th - 18th November 2016 at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne.

APCC11 brought plant conservation scientists and practitioners together to discuss how best to approach the key threats to plant conservation in Australia. There were presentations on the latest findings relevant to plant conservation and native vegetation rehabilitation, field trips demonstrating plant conservation in action, social activities to enhance networking, and a seed industry workshop to identify the key issues, gaps and opportunities in the Australian native seed industry and regional seed supply chains.

An increased understanding of the current and potential future impacts of climate change will significantly influence the practice of conservation in Australia. While the challenges remain the same - how to deal with habitat loss, how to recover small populations, how to connect habitat - it is clear that restoration goals, extinction risk assessments and species translocations have all been re-imagined in the face of climate change. New approaches to plant conservation are now available to practitioners and in this conference, we want to explore the ways that plant conservationists are dealing with the modern challenges of protecting Australian plant diversity.

Go to the APCC11 Website for more information.



AABR Forum on the SERA National Standards in Sydney - July 2016

The video of ANPC Project Manager Martin Driver’s presentation 'Forty years of restoration and production on a working sheep station – Barrabool, NSW is available here. Thanks to RegenTV, AABR's video platform.



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 ANPC has traditionally held a National Conference every second year. In 2007 we introduced a more specialised National Forum, 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.

History of ANPC Conferences

Click on the link to see details of the conference

The 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference
Hobart (TAS)

Sustaining Plant Diversity - Adapting to a Changing World
12th -14th November 2014

The 9th National Conference
Canberra (ACT)
Plant Conservation in Australia: Achievements and Future Directions
29 Oct - 2 Nov, 2012
The 8th National Conference
Perth (WA)
Planning conservation to achieving restoration
28 Sep - 1 Oct, 2010
The 7th National Conference
Mulgoa (NSW)
Our declining flora - tackling the threats
21 Apr - 24 Apr, 2008
The 6th National Conference
Adelaide (SA)
Plant Conservation - the Challenges of Change
26 Sep - 4 Oct, 2005
The 5th National Conference
Geelong (VIC)
Recovery: A Decade Towards a Biodiverse Future
24 Feb - 1 Mar, 2003
The 4th National Conference
Albury Wodonga (NSW)
Practice and Partnerships
Late November 1999
The 3rd National Conference Sharing the Vision
The 2nd National Conference
Perth (WA)
In conjunction with Practice and Partnerships from the 4th International Botanic Gardens Conservation Congress
27 September, 1995
The 1st National Conference
University of Tasmania (TAS)
Cultivating Conservation
6 - 9 Dec,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.


Cancellation policy/request for refund

Conferences and forums run by the ANPC office

  • Administration fees of 10% applies if a participant cancels their registration by the closing date.
  • No refunds will be given after this date but replacements will be accepted.
  • If a field trip is cancelled due to insufficient numbers participants will be offered an alternative or given a full refund of the field trip.
  • For more information and/or to send your request in writing please visit http://www.anpc.asn.au/contact

Australian Network for Plant Conservation
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Canberra ACT 2601

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