Online Resources

Noosa’s Native Plants:

This cooperative venture involving community groups and local government is highly regarded as a reference source for the Sunshine Coast, Cooloola and Fraser Island area.

Local Nurseries:

Local native plant nurseries often have websites which give garden friendly information about native plants.

 Land for Wildlife – South East Queensland:

This program, supported by all the Councils of South East Queensland together with the Australian Government and administered by SEQ Catchments, is a significant contributor to conservation and land management.  Its website includes a wide range of information particularly suited to those on larger parcels of land.

Living Smart:

The Living Smart Program-Homes, Solutions and Awards, is a partnership between the Sunshine Coast Council, the Moreton Bay Regional Council and Noosa Council.

Australia Wide Organisations:

Australian Native Plants Society (Australia):

The Society, to which Native Plants Queensland and this branch are affiliated, has promoted native plants since its establishment in 1957. Its website provides a comprehensive coverage of native plants and their cultivation.

Australian National Botanic Gardens:

The National Botanic Garden in Canberra has the world’s most comprehensive display of living Australian native plants. Its focus is on science and learning, recreation and inspiration.

Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research:

This Centre includes the Australian National Herbarium. These are jointly managed by CSIRO and the Director of National Parks with strong links to the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The Herbarium houses over 1.2 million specimens. It is responsible for the scientific integrity of the Gardens’ plant labelling and manages the national plant name lists.  A single database, the Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS), is used for all these activities. This facilitates linking of names, photographs, herbarium specimens and living plants.

Greening Australia:

Greening Australia has an Australia wide perspective and is focused on achieving ‘Conservation Without Borders’. It has grown in all states and territories over several decades to a skilled and technically knowledgeable organisation with a healthy respect for Native Plants for conservation and land management. Its Home Page can guide you to several relevant sections including  a Knowledge Portal and up to date information on ways we can assist the recovery of our native plants and animals.


Grow Me Instead:

Grow Me Instead is an initiative of the Nursery and Garden Industry Australia to promote a positive change in the attitude of both industry and the community toward invasive plants.  Guides for each state and territory have been published identifying invasive species and non invasive alternatives. Links within this website provide details for more technically minded gardeners and plant enthusiasts.