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Registrations have now closed.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your registration, or would like to speak to a representative, please contact our office: ANPC office.

Download the APCC10 PROGRAM here (uploaded 13 November 2014).

Download the APCC10 MAP here.


Social Functions

Welcome reception at Government House
Invitation only. Lounge Suit / Day Dress

6pm to 7pm

Tuesday 11 Nov

Informal Welcome Reception at the RTBG at the Conservatory (see APCC10 Map)

6pm to 7pm

Tuesday 11 Nov

Conference Dinner at The Old Woolstore Hotel

From 7pm

Wednesday 12 Nov

Casual BBQ at the RTBG at the Fuchsia House (see APCC10 Map)

6pm to 8pm

Friday 14 Nov


Public Lecture - Thursday 13 Nov

Guest speaker, former senator Bob Brown from the Bob Brown Foundation will present a free public lecture at the Baha'i Centre of Learning for Tasmania

6pm to 7pm


Field Trips - Friday 14 Nov

Field Trip 1 – Tasmanian orchid conservation in action – Join Threatened Plants Tasmania Wildcare Inc (TPT), at the Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre to learn about the Threatened Orchid Project. Followed by a trip to the Peter Murrell Reserve near Hobart where many of Tasmania’s native orchid species can be found.

9.00am - 2.30pm

Field Trip 2 – Buffering and reconnecting native vegetation across the Northern Midlands of Tasmania – Join Greening Australia to look at work to revegetate the Macquarie River in Tasmania’s Northern Midlands. This project is part of the 1,000 hectares Biodiverse Restoration Research Project.

9am – 5pm

Field Trip 3 – Central Plateau Lagoon of Islands Project and the Miena Cider Gum - Join staff from the RTBG on a trip to the Tasmania’s Central Plateau to view Hydro Tasmania’s Lagoon of Islands Rehabilitation Project. The project’s aim is to rehabilitate the unique floating ecosystem of the Lagoon of Islands wetland.  It will also include a visit to a population of the critically endangered Miena cider gum to discuss efforts to conserve this species.  

8am – 6pm

Note: All field trips include transport, lunch and snacks. 

Field Trip Sponsors

Catering menus

Wednesday 12 November
Morning tea – Mini muffins + tea, coffee and water
Lunch - download the Woolstore light lunch menu
Afternoon tea – Scones with whipped cream and preserves + tea, coffee and water

Conference Dinner - Entrée: Roasted pumpkin soup finished with crème fraiche and fried leek julienne (gfo) (v) OR
Mediterranean-style pork and veal terrine, salad greens and slow-roasted Roma tomato
Main: Oven baked Atlantic salmon served with salsa verde (gfo) OR Trimmed lamb loin baked with a seeded mustard and herb crust and roasted garlic pan jus
Dessert: Bailey’s Irish Cream cheesecake OR Strawberry filled pavlova roulade served on a trio of coulis (gfo)

Thursday 13 November
Morning tea – Fruit platter + tea, coffee and water
Lunch - download the Woolstore light lunch menu
Afternoon tea – Cake/slices + tea, coffee and water

Friday 14 November - Field trips
Morning/afternoon tea - 1 x large fruit muffin OR GF fruit muffin, 1 x piece fruit (banana, apple), 1 x slice banana cake OR GF slice, 1 x 375ml Lucaston Park Orchards apple juice   
Lunch - 3 x rice-paper rolls + dipping sauce (1/3 vegetarian, 2/3 chicken - all GF) and 1 x 500ml Cape Grim Natural Water 

Tours of the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens

The Friends of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (FRTBG) have kindly offered free guided tours at the Botanic Gardens on the evening of the 11th and the morning of the 14th November.

Behind the Scenes Tour of the RTBG Conservation Collections  (25min)

11 Nov, from 6 to 7.30pm


14 Nov at

Tour of the Subantarctic Display House and Behind the Scenes  of the RTBG Subantarctic  Collections (25min)

11 Nov, from 6 to 7.30pm


14 Nov at 10.30am

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre (25min)

11 Nov, from 6 to 7.30pm


14 Nov at

Tour of the Tasmanian Native Collections at the RTBG (25min)

11 Nov, from 6 to 7pm


14 Nov at

Gardens Walking Tour of the RTBG (50min)

14 Nov at



Discover Tasmania

Why not combine the conference with a holiday in this geographically diverse state where over 40 per cent of the land area is reserved as national park and world heritage area. There are many plants to be seen here that grow nowhere else in the world, and the unique cool temperate rainforests and alpine areas are stunning. Go to the Discover Tasmania website for more information.

All delegates will receive a:
* $300 discount for The Maria Island Walk. The island is a great place to see rare Tasmanian orchids and the largest stands of tall Tasmanian Blue Gums in the world. 
* 10% discount on a seaplane adventure with Tasmanian Air Adventures.
* 20% discount on entry to the Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania's 'must-see' forest attraction, a 1.5hr drive south of Hobart. Walk among the giants and touch a legendary Huon pine, hunt for mysterious forest fungi, or learn about the important scientific research that goes on right 'next door' to the AirWalk. Experience breathtaking views of the forest canopy, spine-tingling bridges across the might Huon and Picton Rivers, the thrill of an Eagle hang glide, peaceful forest walks and Tasmanian food and wine in the licensed cafe. To download the brochure, click here.
* 20% discount at Hobart Bike Hire including free helmets, locks and maps which indicate safe and desirable cycling routhes around Hobart. These maps are also available on the website under the heading 'Maps&Rides'.

Just mention the 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2014 when you book or pay.

Early bird prizes announced!

At the ANPC Committee meeting on 8 October 2014, the following early bird registration prizes were drawn by ANBG Ranger, Sally Bowman:

  • First prize: one free 4 day walk on world heritage listed Maria Island, just off the east coast of Tasmania, courtesy of The Maria Island Walk, valued at $2,300. Winner: Ms Emma Dalziell, WA.
  • Second prize: one gift voucher for 1 x Hobart Scenic flight, with Tasmanian Air Adventures, valued at $99. Winner Ms Nicola Barnes, SA.

Congratulations to Emma and Nicola for winning such fabulous prizes!