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

Early-bird registrations now close Friday 7 September 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

Plant Translocation Workshop

Field Trips & Tours

To coincide with the release of the Third edition of the ANPC’s Threatened Plant Translocation GuidelinesAPCC12 will bring conservation researchers and practitioners together from across Australia to discuss the recent advances and latest scientific findings for successful threatened plant translocations. Species translocations have been an important conservation approach for more than two decades 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. 

Download flyer 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.

View the Registration Fees here.

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 2016.


If you register by Friday 7 September you will be in the running for a Brewery Tour voucher for 4 people (valued at $100) of Canberra's own Capital Brewing Co. You will also get to sample a few of their delicious brews at the Welcome Reception and Poster Session at the conference! 

Register online here.


Download the registration form.

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


The APCC12 Organising Committee invites the submission of abstracts for Presentations or Posters on one or more of the 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. 

Abstracts should be written in Microsoft Word, Arial 10 font and be no more than 250 words in length. All abstracts will be published online for conference participants. 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 2019Email the APC Editor for any queries about submission of full length papers.

Download the Abstract Submission Form.


If you submit your APCC12 abstract by the due date, you will be in the running for two great prizes donated by the National Arboretum Canberra! A $100 gift voucher for the Conservatory Restaurant and a $100 gift voucher for the The Curatoreum gift shop, both located at the Arboretum.


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

Download the Student Travel Grant application form.

Your form must be received by COB Friday 17 August 2018. All applicants will be notified by Friday 31 August.

Abstract Key Dates:

Student Travel Grant applications close Friday 17 August 2018
Abstract Submissions close Friday 24 August 2018
Abstract & Student Travel Grant notifications Friday 31 August 2018
Early bird registration deadline Friday 7 September 2018
Full length papers for publication in APC Friday 15 February 2019



Major sponsors

                        Gold Sponsor

                        Plenary Speaker sponsors

                                                                                                            Welcome Reception and Poster Session sponsors

Welcome Reception and Translocation Workshop Sponsor

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

                                                                                                               Field Trip Sponsors

                             Abstract Prize donations

         Early-bird registration prize donation

                                      Conference bag sponsors


             Supporter of APCC12


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.

• At CSIRO, if you go into the car park via the boom gate, please press the intercom at the gate, identify yourself and that you are coming to the Plant Conservation Conference. 
• Please allow about 12-15 minutes to walk from your car to the Discovery Centre. 


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