About Us

An Australian native bee on Australian Native grass floret

Who are we?

You could say that our purpose is unlocking the potential of Australian Native Grasses to increase their uses.

We have been collecting, studying, collaborating with others in the academic world both here and overseas as well as working with other native seed industry suppliers, to help solve most of the frustrating problems relating to the harvesting, cleaning, storage, dormancy, germination, and establishment of native grasses from seed.

One way we have found is to successfully collect, trial and breed over several generations the best performing varieties just like horticulture and agriculture have done for thousands of years.

Science has now backed up our findings, that often seed from endangered colonies can have very little germination as it hasn’t need to fight for survival until now.

Our grasses aren’t aimed at revegetating rare, pristine grasslands. They are however perfect for any situation where you may be considering an introduced species, or require native grasses where you know you will have a result of which you can be proud.

We specialize in providing the strongest varieties of native grass seeds that have been specially selected and grown for their germination and vigour in a variety of situations and have a guaranteed germination rate when properly sown.

Our vision…

At Native Seeds Pty Ltd we wish to see our beautiful landscape and pastures flourishing with attractive native grasses. We want to provide the community with fantastic Australian native grasses, but be very hands on too! Our vast knowledge of native Australian grasses is unparalleled because of our scientific research and we wish to share this knowledge, offering advice and education around the world.

So what difference can you make?

Revegetation is important not only in Australia but in many parts of the world. Australian native grasses are drought tolerant and years of scientific research have meant Native Seeds has been able to develop some specifically bred grasses suited to a wide range of particular uses.

So why Native Seeds Pty Ltd?

We have been and will remain leaders in our seed industry. Why? Because of our strong research background and our seeds are of the highest quality. To learn more about our grasses, browse through our website or give us a call on

03 9555 1722.

Native Seeds Pty Ltd is the leading industry specialist founded by Dr Ian Chivers in 1988.