'Moving house - a new age for plant translocation and restoration'. 

Early-bird registrations close Friday 31 August 2018.

The Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR) at CSIRO, and the Australian Network for Plant Conservation are pleased to present the 12th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC12). 

Join us for a week of exciting presentations, local field trips and a 1-day threatened plant translocation workshop! 

Conference Program

Session Themes and Speakers

Field Trips

To coincide with the release of the third edition of the ANPC’s Threatened Plant Translocation Guidelines, APCC12 will bring conservation researchers and practitioners together to discuss the recent advances and latest scientific findings in plant translocation across Australia for successful threatened plant translocations. Species translocations have been an important conservation approach for more than two decades across Australia to save threatened species from extinction. With no foreseeable reduction in threats from climate change, urban and agricultural expansion and intensification, and invasive pests and diseases, translocations will be increasingly important into the future. View the Registration Fees here.

APCC12 will bring together a diverse range of the leading botanists, ecologists, land managers, and on-ground plant conservation workers from around Australia, from universities, government, consultancies, NRM groups and NGOs  The conference is a key event for plant conservation specialists and students to exchange ideas and make new contacts.

The biennial Australasian Plant Conservation Conference has become the premier event in Australia to discuss plant conservation issues with a variety of groups from practitioners to researchers. The last conference was successfully hosted in Melbourne, November 2016Download flyer here.

Register online here.


Download the registration form.

Join the ANPC today and receive great discounts on the conference registration fees!

call for abstracts

The APCC12 Organising Committee invites the submission of abstracts for Presentations or Posters on one or more of the above themes. Please note that the committee may reallocate abstracts between these themes. The contribution of presenters, like yourself, is crucial to the success of the Conference and we value your input greatly. Abstract submissions close Friday 27 July 2018.

Download the Abstract Submission Form here.

Abstracts should be written in Microsoft Word, Arial 10 font and be no more than 250 words in length. All abstracts will be published in the Conference Program which will be made available online and as a hardcopy at the Conference. Presentations will be allocated 15 minutes in the Conference Program. 

You can also nominate on the form if you are prepared to submit a full length paper (approx. 1200 words) for publication in Australasian Plant Conservation (APC) - you will be contacted by the Editor prior to the conference. The deadline for this is 15 February 2019. Email the APC Editor for any queries about submission of full length papers.

Abstract Key Dates:

Abstract Submissions Close Friday 27 July 2018  5pm AEST
Author notifications Friday 17 August 2018
Author registrations and Early bird deadline Friday 31 August 2018
Full length papers for publication in APC Friday 15 February 2019


Student Prizes!

Due to a generous donation, the APCC12 organising committee is offering 3 travel grants valued at $250 each! These are eligible for current PhD students who are ANPC members and have submitted abstracts to APCC12. Download the application form here.

Your form must be received by COB Friday 10 August 2018. All applicants will be notified by Wednesday 29 August.



SPONSORSHIP Opportunities available!

Download the APCC12 Sponsorship Prospectus hereYour business or organisation is invited to sponsor the 12th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference. The wide range of sponsorship options available are summarised below.  Be a part of this premier event and help contribute to the conservation of Australia's unique plants! The conference provides an excellent opportunity to promote the profile of your organisation or company, including your involvement in plant conservation, to representatives from government, academia, community groups and private businesses from across Australia. Sponsorship may be financial, in-kind or a discount on services. Donations of $2 or more to the ANPC are tax-deductible.  Please contact us to discuss any of these options further.

Sponsorship level  $ Sponsorship level
Gold 10,000  Welcome Reception Poster Session 1,000
Silver  5,000 Trade Stall 1,000
Bronze 2,500 Speaker 750
Plenary Speaker  2,000  Lunch or Morning/ Afternoon Tea 500
Conference Dinner  1,500  Advertising in Conference Proceedings 400
Field Trip  1,500  Prize donations 200
Workshop  1,500  Conference Bag Insert 100

                   Gold Sponsor

                           Plenary Speaker sponsors

                                        Welcome Reception and Poster Session sponsors


To coincide with the launch of the Third Edition of the Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Species in Australia, a 1-day Translocation Workshop will be held as part of APCC12. Come along to hear about best-practice translocation from some of the authors of the Guidelines, and network with others working in the field! The Translocation Workshop will cover all aspects of the Guidelines, including gathering essential biological information, when do you need a geneticist, site selection, translocation policies, seed collection, techniques for translocating whole plants due to development, monitoring and evaluation. Speakers, who have contributed to the new edition of the Guidelines, include: David Coates (WA), David Taylor (ACT), Heidi Zimmer (NSW), Jen Silcock (QLD), Leonie Monks (WA), Lucy Commander (WA), Noushka Reiter (Vic), Simon Nally (ACT) and Steve Mueck (Vic). Each attendee will be provided with a complimentary copy of the new edition of the Guidelines, with the option to purchase additional copies for colleagues. 

Welcome Reception and Translocation Workshop Sponsor

                                                             Field Trip Sponsors


                              Prize donations

Click here to see the 12 flagship threatened plants from the ACT region which are being promoted as part of the conference.



APCC12 will be held at the CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra at the Black Mountain Science and Innovation Park which provides free parking and is centrally located to the Canberra city centre, ANU, the Australian National Botanic Gardens and backs on the beautiful bushland and walking trails

of Black Mountain. See CSIRO Discovery Centre location and map for how to get to the conference.

         Conference bag sponsor


Conference Organising Committee

  • Dr Linda Broadhurst - Chair (CANBR, CSIRO)
  • Josh McGregor (CANBR, CSIRO)
  • Francisco Encinas-Viso (CANBR, CSIRO)
  • Jo Lynch (ANPC Business Manager)
  • Dr Lucy Commander (ANPC Project Manager, Translocation)
  • Martin Driver (ANPC Project Manager)
  • Chantelle Doyle (ANPC Committee member; Ecological Consultants Association)
  • Dr David Coates (ANPC Committee member)
  • Nicki Taws (Greening Australia)
  • Dr Jasmyn Lynch (University of Canberra)
  • Damian Wrigley (Australian Seed Bank Partnership)



















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 the closing 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
GPO Box 1777
Canberra ACT 2601

Ph: +61 (0)2 6250 9509
Fax: +61 (0)2 6250 9599