Who We Are

ANPSA is an association of state and territory based native plant Societies. As such, it caters for people interested in Australia’s native plants.

The Society’s activities are wide ranging and include special interest Study Groups and support of research through the Australian Flora Foundation. The Society is also involved in the publication of a range of practical and educational books on Australian plants and its members have been responsible for the establishment, development and maintenance of many public gardens and reserves throughout Australia.

Study Groups

Early on in the Society’s history it was realised that knowledge about the cultivation of Australian native plants was very limited and there was little published information available. One way to help overcome this deficiency was to set up specialist Study Groups whose aim was to record the successes (and failures) of growing Australian species in various localities. Over the years these Groups have contributed valuable data which is assisting today’s growers. But there is still a great deal to learn…

Joining a Study Group

Membership of a Study Group is available to any member of an ANPSA-affiliated Regional Society.


Every two years ANPSA holds a Conference and Seminar hosted by one of its Member Societies, on a rotating basis.

The next Conference will be held in Kiama, New South Wales from Saturday 10 to Friday 16 September 2022, with the theme ‘Australian Flora – Past Present Future’. The Conference will be hosted by members of the Australian Plants Society (NSW).

Native Plant Profiles

Our Gallery contains over 700 images of a wide range of Australian native plants. But it’s not just a simple image gallery – each plant photo is accompanied by a concise profile which includes a distribution map, botanical features and cultivation/propagation notes. The gallery is arranged alphabetically by genus.


National Royal Commission on the Black Summer Bushfires

ANPSA’s Submission:

The Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) (ANPSA) consists of eight member Societies in each of the States and the ACT and Northern Territory, representing more than 7000 individuals. The aims of the Society can be summed up as growing, conserving and appreciating the Australian flora, and include the following…


The membership of the Society consists of people of all ages with broad and varying interests and backgrounds. Whether you are interested in learning about the growing, conservation or simple appreciation of the unique Australian flora, or you would just like to support the Society’s ongoing activities, you will find many advantages in becoming a member.


Joining the Society

Because of the structure of the Society as eight independent Member Societies, there is no single national body that individuals can join. This is not normally a problem for Australian residents who will find their needs met by joining the Member Society which operates in the state or territory where they reside.

Become a member, join your local society by clicking on their corresponding logo and following the instructions.

What is an Australian Native Plant?


The following definition has been adopted by ANPSA:

An Australian native plant is any plant indigenous to Australia as included in the Australian Plant Census except those identified therin as naturalised. An Australian native plant also includes any hybrid or cultivar in which all parents are Australian native plants.

An Australian plant native to a particular state of Australia is any plant indigenous to that state, as included in the Australian Plant Census except those identified therein as naturalised. An Australian plant native to a particular state of Australia also includes any hybrid or cultivar in which all parents are Australian plants native to that state of Australia.

Adopted: ANPSA Biennial Meeting 10/8/2013

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