australia seed bank

What is the best seed bank to use in australia?

Living in Australia and planning to buy cannabis seeds to start your own grow? We have more good than bad news. Cannabis seeds are still a delegate subject in Australia. Yet, since 2020 there are positive changes to be noticed in the Australian politics as recreational cannabis has been legalized with Australia’s capital Canberra in the lead. Having said that, cannabis and cannabis seeds are still not welcome in most states. Fortunately there are still seed banks out there that ship to Australia. But what are the best seed banks to use in Australia and how secure is shipping to Australia actually?

Your seed bank Australia guide 2020

This guide will help you choose to buy from a reputable seed bank that is able to ship successfully wherever you live in Australia so keep reading and make a solid choice.

Why do Australian growers prefer a European seed banks that ship to Australia?

Of course you can buy marijuana seeds from the black market in Australia, but is it a smart choice? We don’t think so. Most Australian customers prefer a European or Canadian seed bank for the simple but utmost important reason: the seed quality and to be able to know what they are growing. Besides when ordering via an online seed bank you have plenty of guarantees to make use of which you don’t have when ordering cannabis seeds in a shady manner.

How to choose the best seed bank for Australia?

Being an Australian resident, buying cannabis seeds can be exciting. After all, you want your seeds to reach Australia safely and be delivered at your address. Fortunately, you are largely in control of a successful delivery. It starts with finding a reliable seed bank that has proven experience in shipping to Australia and offers guarantees.

Currently there are several seed banks that are successful in shipping to Australia but how to choose a seed bank? There are a few points of interest where you should pay attention to:

  • Reviews and customer experiences – reviews are a great way to check how previous customers have experienced the seed bank in terms of seed quality, customer service, delivery time and payment options.
  • Customer service how easy is it to reach the customer service? Just send a message and see how and how quick they respond.
  • Delivery time reliable seed banks that ship to Australia will show an honest transit time on their website. Here you can think of 10 up to 20 business days.
  • Stealth shipping it’s very important that the seed bank offers stealth shipping so check this upfront.
  • Guarantees check what your guarantees are when ordering at a certain seed bank. Does the seed bank provide a delivery guarantee for shipments to Australia and what is their policy in case a shipment doesn’t arrive or when you have a germination issue?

What are the best seed banks to use that ship to Australia?

Weedseedsexpress has been sending cannabis seeds to Australia since the end of 2016 and grew strongly due to successful deliveries in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Nevertheless, it’s important let you decide from whom you buy your cannabis seeds. That is why we provide a comparison table with which you easily compare the seed banks.

Weedseedsexpress ILGM Crop King
Shipping FREE 25 USD 40 USD
Delivery guarantee Yes Yes Yes
Free seeds Yes No No
Shipping to P.O. Box Yes No Yes
Germination guarantee Yes Yes Yes
Seed price Low High Medium – High
Shipping within 8 hours 24 – 48 hours 24 – 48 hours
Response customer service 3 – 16 hours 12 – 48 hours 24 – 48 hours

Final thoughts

When ordering from one of the companies above you won’t be disappointed. Just try it out and start with a small order in case you are not convinced. You can always place a bigger order the next time.

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Australia is one of only eighteen ‘mega diverse’ countries as identified by the United Nations and therefore by definition contains a significant number of the earth’s species. Australia’s native biodiversity is of global significance. The total number of Australian species comprises 15% of the world’s total with a high proportion of these being endemic to the continent. However, threatened by massive land clearance since European settlement, significant problems from invasive species, increasingly aggressive pests and pathogens and with serious implications from a changing climate, 23% of Australian floral species are listed as under threat of extinction.

Australia is truly a land of contrasts. The extreme dryland of the “Red Centre” is a world away from the wet tropical forests of Northern Queensland and the alpine zones of the Snowy Mountains. This ancient landscape, having escaped the recent glacial ages, displays a mosaic of vegetation and habitats all very different from each other and has given rise to high levels of endemism across the continent. This is especially so in the South Western part of Western Australia, well known as a plant biodiversity hotspot of global significance.

Australia is making a major contribution to Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank partnership (MSBP) through the Australian Seed Bank Partnership (ASBP). Scientists from Kew’s MSBP are sharing their expertise with members of the ASBP in the six States and the Northern Territory on seed collection processes, conservation and research. The overall priority is to bank plant species considered rare or threatened in order to dramatically enhance the conservation of the Australian flora.

Collecting Corymbia cliffoniana for the Global Tree Seed Bank Project. Credit: Australian National Botanic Gardens.

The MSB has worked in Australia since 2000, first with individual seed banks and conservation organisations across the continent, then since 2006 with the Australian Seed Bank Partnership (ASBP) which brought together the different seed banks under one umbrella. In 2013 the last remaining territory, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) signed up with the MSBP to cover conservation of species managed by the Director of National Parks on the Australian islands of Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island.

The ASBP ensures a programme of collaboration between research groups from each State and territory, as well as communication between partners as to species priorities and collections. The ASBP has led to strong in-country collaboration and sharing of efforts, experiences, and training, raising the profile of seed conservation significantly at a national level. ASBP is operating as a project under the Council of Heads of Australian Botanic Gardens (CHABG) and has evolved into a major contributor to plant conservation on the continent.

Kew has partnership agreements with each of the States and territories as well as with CHABG, these outline the nature of our collaboration and make explicit the uses of the collections and associated data and the sharing of benefits arising from the collaborations.

A number of projects have been undertaken as a result of Kew’s collaboration with ASBP, the current projects are listed below. All have centred on these common outcomes:

  1. ex situ conservation of State/Territory-defined target species with a focus on endangered, endemic and useful plant species;
  2. (further) development of ex situ conservation facilities and provision of training; and
  3. use of the collected materials for restoration and research purposes.

Since the start of the collaboration, Australia has contributed 11,500 seed collections to the MSB, representing over 8,700 taxa.

Current projects (Click project titles for details)

Funder – Garfield Weston Foundation

Cochlospermum gregorii. Credit: Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Australia joined the Global Tree Seed Bank Project in Phase 1 and is contributing to this ambitious project which aims to collect, bank and conserve >3,000 of the world’s rarest, most endangered and most useful tree species, saving them from extinction. The Australian Seed Bank Partnership (ASBP) has a collection target of 380 species for the Global Tree Seed Bank Project during four years (2014-2017).

This project is supported by donors to Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.

A batch of Hydrocotyle sp nov (Araliaceae) batch. Credit: Andrew Crawford.

Funding from the MSB helped initiate the ASBP 1000 Species Project in 2012, and has continued to support the project to date. The priorities of this project are to:

  1. Collect and bank taxa whose seeds are not currently secured in Australia’s conservation seed banks, or in the Millennium Seed Bank, and are significant at a state and/or national level due to their endemic or economic value.
  2. Enhance collections of threatened species, especially those listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and/or state and territory legislation.
  3. Collection of wild species with knowledge or collection gaps, recalcitrant species (those with seeds that are intolerant of drying and therefore cannot be stored under standard seed bank conditions) and/or species with economic potential including those with value to revegetation activities.
  4. Identify appropriate seed banking methods for the conservation and use of Australia’s significant plants.
  5. Improve the genetic representation of species in Australia’s conservation seed banks and overcome remaining dormancy challenges.

Target species include plants of value for food security (e.g. crop wild relatives), horticulture (e.g. new ornamental species), industry (e.g. pharmaceutically active species) and habitat restoration.

Funder – Grantham Foundation

This project, which started in 2016, aims to collect plants that use C4 photosynthetic pathways, along with C3 sister species, to increase the provision of material for research into the genes and proteins resulting in C4 pathways. Over two years, ASBP will focus on building wild seed resources of 40 species new to the MSBP, with the potential of 10 additional opportunistic collections.

MSBP partners in Israel are also involved in the C4 project.

Project Partners

Australia Australian Seed Bank Partnership (ASBP)
Australian Capital Territory Australian National Botanic Gardens
New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
Northern Territory George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
Queensland Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City Council
Queensland Herbarium
South Australia Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium, Adelaide
Tasmania Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens,
Tasmanian Museum
Victoria Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Western Australia Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA)
– Threatened Flora Seed Centre
– Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Kings Park

For further information please contact Elinor Breman, Conservation Partnership Coordinator for Australia at the MSB.

The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership represents the largest and most ambitious ex situ plant conservation initiative in the world. Today more than 20% of our plant species are faced with the threat of extinction. The MSBP is a worldwide partnership aiming to save plants most at risk and most useful for the future. The network of partners now spans 50 countries with some 120 actively participating institutions. Together we have already secured more than 10% of the world's wild plant species in seed banks across this network.