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


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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! View the Registration Fees here.

Conference Program and Abstracts

Session Themes and Plenary Speakers

Threatened 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. 

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 2016.


APCC12 is promoting the 2019 ANPC calendar featuring 12 threatened plants from the ACT Region, to highlight some of the many endangered plants in and around the territory. 

Purchase the 2019 ANPC calendar today! ANPC Member discounts.




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. This map also shows the nearby bus stops for the ACT government Action Buses, click here for routes and timetables

See CSIRO Discovery Centre location and map for how to get to the conference location and this map showing the Synergy Building and Discovery Building entrances.

Accommodation Options for APCC12.


Parking Instructions for APCC12.

The above parking instructions map of the CSIRO Black Mountain campus shows how to get to the Discovery Centre from Clunies Ross Street and the parking area to use if you are coming by car. To access 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 10 minutes to walk from the car park to the Discovery Centre.

This map also shows where the Synergy Building is for the APCC12 Welcome Reception and Launch of the Translocation Guidelines on Sunday evening 11 November.

Major sponsors:


                                                                                      Gold Sponsors

                                                                                       Plenary Speaker sponsor

                                                                                           Catering sponsors

SPONSORSHIP Opportunities are still 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                                                                              

                                                                                          Minor sponsors


      Supporter of APCC12


stuDENT Prizes announced!

Congratulations to Marc Freestone (Australian National University/Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria), Stephanie Chen (University of Sydney) and Fernanda Caro Beveridge (University of Queensland) who have each won one of three $250 APCC12 travel grants generously donated to the ANPC. Marc will present preliminary findings that have the potential to stop critically endangered Leek Orchids (Prasophyllum) from going extinct by enabling ex situ breeding programs. Stephanie will discuss population biology with Plantago lanceolata as a model system, with a focus on genetics and seed ecology, to help inform ecological forecasting and conservation decisions under increased environmental change. Fernanda will talk about applying seed ecology of Australian native species to enhance seed-based restoration in degraded habitats.


Congratulations to Anne Cochrane and Bob Makinson for winning the APCC12 Abstract Prizes donated by the National Arboretum Canberra! They have each won one of two $100 gift vouchers for either the Conservatory Restaurant or the The Curatoreum gift shop, both located at the Arboretum.

Tiffeny Horwood, Australian National Botanic Gardens General Manager, drawing the Abstract and Early-bird prizes from a plant pot on Thursday 11 October 2018. (Photo: Jo Lynch)

early-bird registrations have closed

Congratulations to Linda Parker for winning the APCC12 Early-bird prize: a Brewery Tour voucher for 4 people (valued at $100) of Canberra's own Capital Brewing Co!

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