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Registration is open here for our Early Bird prices (regular prices commence from July 26)

Abstracts due COB 28 June 2024. Download the APCC14 abstract submission form here (word doc)

Dinner Speaker

Prof Hugh Possingham

Plenary Speakers

Navigating Natural Disasters

Dr Darren Crayn – Australian Tropical Herbarium

Fighting Feral Pathogens

Dr Geoff Pegg – QLD Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Living on the Edge

Dr Carol Booth – Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium

Dr James Clugston – Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, University of Western Sydney

Northern Connections

Mr Paul Donatiu – Queensland Threatened Plant Network

Download our Partnership Prospectus here (pdf) if you are keen to support this premier event, as well as promote your organisation and plant conservation achievements.

Bursaries are available for 2 Students or Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to attend the conference, thanks to the Australian Flora Foundation. See here for more information.

The ANPC will hold the 14th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC14) in Toowoomba, Queensland, from 13-17 October 2024 at the Oaks Toowoomba Hotel 25 Annand St, Toowoomba QLD 4350

Travel and accommodation

Information on getting to Toowoomba and where to stay can be found here.

Toowoomba is just a 90 minute drive from Brisbane and only 2 hours 10 minutes from the Gold Coast.

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport has direct services to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Townsville and regional Queensland with Qantas and Regional Express. Frequent buses link from Brisbane Airport to Toowoomba.

To receive a 12% discount at the Oaks Toowoomba Hotel, book online and enter the promo code OUREVENT. 

Oaks Toowoomba Flyer with discount code

Things to see and do in Toowoomba. There are many Parks and Gardens and bushwalks to explore!

The conference theme recognises how the many Little Things that we do – in science, land management, and community-based conservation – can grow into the Big Things that can save our biodiversity heritage.

APCC14 will bring together, from across Australasia, Traditional Owners, plant conservation scientists, researchers, practitioners and land managers, government agency staff, community groups, students and volunteers. It will be a forum to discuss recent advances and issues in plant conservation, and how best to manage the key threats. We will explore new insights into the recovery of native plants after extreme disturbances such as fire and cyclones, the conservation of threatened species and communities, and emerging new threats from plant diseases in the wild, including Myrtle Rust.

A key part of APCC14 will be strengthening and building plant conservation networks. The conference will raise the profile of plant conservation in Queensland, including through the Queensland Threatened Plant Network (QTPN). This is a new initiative coordinated through a partnership between the ANPC and the Queensland Department of Environment, Science and Innovation. The QTPN seeks to support and facilitate groups and new partnerships for the conservation of native flora and threatened plant recovery across the State.




Sunday 13 October: Early registration and Welcome Reception at the venue from 4-7pm.

Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 October: Conference sessions (presentations, posters and workshops)

Tuesday 15 October: Conference Dinner

Thursday 17 October: Field trips:

  • Field Trip 1 (full day) – Wildflowers of the Granite Belt with Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium
  • Field Trip 2 (full day) – Bunya Mountains Experience with Bunya Peoples’ Aboriginal Corporation (BPAC) and site visit to Darling Downs Grasslands.
  • Field Trip 3 (half day) – Gummingurru Aboriginal historical site and Peacehaven Botanic Park.


Please stay tuned! Updates will be posted here, in the ANPC newsletter, and on our social media pages once more information is available.

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A big thanks to our wonderful organising commitee!

APCC14 organising committee:

Bob Makinson – Australian Network for Plant Conservation

Daniel McKinnon – Australian Network for Plant Conservation

Paul Donatiu – Australian Network for Plant Conservation & Queensland Threatened Plant Network

Jo Lynch – Australian Network for Plant Conservation

Richie Southerton – Australian Network for Plant Conservation

Mike Gregory – QLD Department of Environment, Science and Innovation

Jennifer Silcock – School of the Environment, University of Queensland

Kate Reardon-Smith – University of Southern Queensland

Jayne Thorpe – Stablish Pty Ltd.

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