The Goulburn Broken Indigenous Seedbank (GBIS) is a non-commercial, not-for-profit Seedbank that is part of Euroa Arboretum (a not-for-profit, charitable incorporation).
The GBIS mission is to provide genetically healthy seed to support landscape restoration activities. We strive for improving landscape health and resilience of biodiversity, especially in the face of climate change.
The GBIS was launched on October 30th 2001 in response to an increasing demand for local indigenous seed. It was recognised that a ready source of local seed had to be made available for the community of the GB catchment to effectively revegetate thousands of hectares and to meet targets for salinity mitigation, water quality improvement and habitat restoration.
The Seedbank was originally located at the University of Melbourne, Dookie College and in 2020 relocated to the township of Euroa.
All seed is collected under permit in accordance with the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (1988).
Seed is collected from both stands of remnant vegetation and Seed Production Areas throughout the catchment. Once collected, seed is cleaned, batched and stored ready for use.
Seed Production Areas are created using collections of healthy seed from multiple remnant populations. These collections are planted together to create reliable quantities of high quality, genetically diverse indigenous seed for revegetation.
The GBIS acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land, those of the Taungurung and Yorta Yorta People. We pay our respects to their rich cultures and to Elders past, present and emerging.