West Gippsland Seedbank: seeds

Our Seeds

West Gippsland Seedbank collects, cleans and supplies seed from more than 60 plant species, ranging from grasses and sedges through to shrubs and trees.

We collect seed from areas around Warragul, Drouin, Neerim South, Buln Buln, Crossover, Rokeby, Ellinbank and Seaview. All our seeds have two things in common:


  • Indigenous to West Gippsland
    This means the species grow naturally in West Gippsland, so they are well-suited to our region, and help maintain West Gippsland’s biodiversity. Click here to read more about ‘indigenous’ plants, and other relevant definitions.
  • Local provenance
    This means that our seeds have all been collected from within West Gippsland. Because their parent plants thrive here, they have a good chance of doing the same.

Buy our Seed

Our seed is available for purchase from the South Gippsland Seed Bank (we no longer sell seed directly).

Seed is available for private and public plantings, in small quantities or bulk mixes. Find out what species we collect, below.

Logo: South Gippsland Seed Bank
South Gippsland Seed Bank
18 – 20 Ashenden Street, Leongatha
Phone: 0499 222 958
Email: sgseeds@hotmail.com

Open Thursdays 9am to 12pm

High Quality, Best Practice Seed


We follow accepted practices for ethical seed collection, to preserve environments, plants and habitats. These include:

  • Do not over-collect. Take no more than 10% of seed from any one plant.
  • Do not remove excess amounts of foliage.
  • Minimise damage from trampling to under-storey plants. Leave minimal footprints.
  • Practise hygiene to avoid spreading weed seed and diseases on equipment.

Seed is always collected with permission from land owners and relevant authorities.

We are pleased to have the support of Baw Baw Shire Council and Landcare Victoria.


When we collect seed, we wrap it in clean fabric to minimise cross-contamination, and we wash equipment between cleaning different species. Processes are in place to help us provide seed which is accurately identified and labelled.

Recorded & Documented

We maintain thorough records on all our seeds, including the date and location of collection and the number of plants from which the seed was taken.

Direct seeding project

Direct seeding project

Direct seeding project

Seed Species

We collect seed from more than 60 different indigenous species, including species that are commonly planted in our region, as well as some unusual or vulnerable species.

While we aim to collect seed from all these species, we are unable to guarantee availability.

Some species do not set seed every year and some species are very difficult to collect in a useful quantity.

Contact us if you have any specific enquiries about seed availability.

Gahnia sieberiana (Red-fruited Saw Sedge)

Lomandra longifolia (Spiny-headed Mat-rush)

Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood)

All our seeds are collected, dried, cleaned and packed by volunteers. Learn more about the process.