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2024 Biennial Conference

⦿ Registrations are now open
Registrations are now officially open, and we invite you to secure your spot for this exciting event. Take advantage of the opportunity to connect with fellow Australian native plant enthusiasts and expand your knowledge.

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Newsletter No. 8 – May 2024

In this issue we begin our series on the Speakers starting off with the Wednesday Break-out sessions. We wanted to give attendees more choice across a greater range of speakers. On Wednesday they have the opportunity to select 6 from a choice of 14 topics on offer. We also have some extra, behind the scenes information, on the different tours from the bus captains involved.

We are rapidly approaching the deadline for the Early Bird Registrations (June 30) and the tours are filling fast so book yourself in if you don’t want to miss out.

Newsletter No. 7 – April 2024

This issue provides particular information about the tours, especially the Great Ocean Road Otways Tour and accommodation, in the vicinity of the venue, The Round, Nunawading. There are also more details from Phillip Johnson in regard to the themes he will address in his A J Swaby Address as well as information about the Grasslands Excursion and the Conference Dinner, hosted by APS Maroondah.

Newsletter No. 6 – February 2024

This newsletter introduces the new website for the Conference (see link above). Keep checking it as more information is being added. Bookings open on 15 February 2024 (Early bird booking closes 30 June 2024).

Newsletter No. 5 – December 2023

This newsletter contains important information about a change of venue for the conference.  The Conference will now be held at The Round in Nunawading, Melbourne.

Newsletter No. 4 – September 2023

We are almost 12 months away from our conference “Gardens for Life” in Melbourne and it is all coming together. Our pre and post tour organisers are planning tours in late September to the best wildflower areas in Victoria to check what is in flower one year out and finalise itineraries. We are talking to potential speakers and have confirmed some high-powered experts – more detail in future newsletters.

Newsletter No. 3 – July 2023

In this newsletter details of several of the planned day excursions are described including Karwarra Gardens and Anglesea, Victoria’s biodiversity hotspot.

Newsletter No. 2 – May 2023

The focus of this newsletter is to sample some of the destinations for conference excursions.

Newsletter No. 1 – March 2023

This is the first of a series of newsletters to keep you updated on planning for the conference and tours. The organising committee is working extremely hard to make this Conference an experience of a lifetime. Please feel free to share this newsletter with your friends, group or whoever you think may be interested.


Past Conferences

Kiama, New South Wales

Presentations delivered at the Conference are available on YouTube via the following links to the Australian Plant Society’s YouTube channel.

Monday, 12 September 2022

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Albany, Western Australia

Presentations delivered at the Conference can be downloaded from the following links (pdf format).

Tuesday 1 October 2019: Theme – Know

Thursday 3 October 2019: Theme – Grow

Friday 4 October 2019: Theme – Conserve

Hobart, Tasmania

Presentations delivered at the Conference can be downloaded from the following links (pdf format).

  • Day 2: Tuesday 16 January 2018
  • Day 3: Wednesday 17 January 2018
  • Day 4: Thursday 18 January 2018
  • Day 5: Friday 19 January 2018