Are you involved in plant conservation work? Are you a member of a local revegetation group, or a landholder, or a scientist conducting research into threatened species? Or perhaps you're just interested in Australia's native plants. Whatever your interest, Australasian Plant Conservation is a must for anyone involved in plant conservation.

Australasian Plant Conservation (APC) - the quarterly bulletin of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation - is a forum for information exchange for all those involved in plant conservation. Each edition contains a range of articles on plant conservation issues which reflect the interests of the range of ANPC's membership. Regular features include lists of the latest relevant publications, news from the Australian Seedbank Partnership and relevant book reviews. APC is published quarterly, in Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer. APC is provided free to ANPC members within Australia and worldwide as part of their subscription.

There is an index to past issues.


In 2016 we were pleased to commence printing APC in colour for the first time!

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Promote your organisation or business to ANPC members. Full colour advertising is now available throughout APC! Please see our advertising rates for 2018. All fees received help contribute towards the costs of printing and distributing APC.

The printing of APC is being assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust


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Issue Date Theme Call for papers Deadline for articles
27(2) Sep - Nov 2018 Threatened plant conservation from the ecological consultant’s perspective June 2018 Closed
27(3) Dec 2018-Feb 2019 Translocation of threatened plants - Part 3 September 2018 9 Nov 2018
27(4) Mar - May 2019 Papers from the 12th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference December 2018 15 Feb 2018


We are now seeking articles for the December 2018 - February 2019 issue of Australasian Plant Conservation.

The theme for the next issue will be 'Translocation of threatened plants - Part 3'. 

In addition, articles and reports relevant to plant conservation in general are, as always, welcomed.

The deadline for submissions for the Dec 2018 - Feb 2019 issue is Friday 9 November 2018. If you are intending to submit an article or wish to discuss the possibilities, please email the Editor Heidi Zimmer.

We also welcome:

  • reviews of books.
  • titles of interesting recent publications or resources, and where they can be found.
  • conference, workshop, course and fieldwork announcements.
  • details of relevant publications, information resources and websites.

Instructions for authors

Please download the Instructions For Authors document which provides guidelines on the APC style and scope, including how to quote references.

You also need to submit an Article Submission Form. (Word version available here.)

Article Template

Please download and apply your text to the article template provided.

Articles generally should not exceed 1200 words (500 words for reviews and short communications) and authors are encouraged to submit two or three images to illustrate their article, at as high a resolution as possible (but at least 300 dpi), and as separate jpeg, tif or gif files - not embedded in the text.

Images and attachments

All images, graphs, charts and/or illustrations must be provided separately;
Please do not embed your images within your article, these must be provided as a separate file;
Please ensure your article contains the reference details (text only) to the image file name i.e. <photo123.jpg>.

Email your article to the Editor here.

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Australasian Plant Conservation is sent to ANPC members four times a year. When you have become a member, you will receive the previous issues of APC for the calendar year you join.

Previous issues

To receive a free sample back copy, please contact us.

APC Index

See the list of APC bulletins here from the present back to 1995, with a limited number of articles available to display. You can download a copy of all articles from APC Volume 13 Issue 1 to the present from Informit at a cost of $4.00 per article.


  Heidi Zimmer is a Senior Scientist at the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. She has worked with universities
  and government, at the interface of science and management of ecosystems including grasslands, woodlands and
  rainforests. She has conducted research into ecology of native gymnosperms (particularly Callitris spp. and the
  Wollemi pine), vegetation recovery after the Black Saturday Bushfire and dendrochronological studies of forests in
  Papua New Guinea and Thailand. She is currently working on IUCN extinction risk assessments for NSW plant species,
  threatened plant species translocation, and improving flora monitoring methods.