Information about native medicinal plants and bush foods

  1. Sustainable Gardening Australia – Website offering information about  Australian indigenous and bushfood plants.
  2. Aboriginal Plant Use- NSW Tablelands – Plants are shown aloong the left margin.
  3. Australian Native Foods and Botanicals
  4. Aboriginal Plant Use- Australian National Botanic Gardens – website supporting a native plant trail at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
  5. Australian Food Plants Study Group – Organization with a focus on native edible plants. The newsletters often contain recipes and cultivation information
    1. AFPSG Newsletters 
  6. Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre – James Cook University – Provides information about cultural uses and perceptions of native plants.
  7. Australian Flora Foundation – A resource for plant research and funding body.
  8. International Natural Products Science Task force – A group promoting natural products research.
  9. Indigenous Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies – great resource
  10. Australian Plant Society – General information about native plants.
    1. Hunter Valley Group – Group based in the Hunter Valley with a focus on plants native to the region.
  11. Hunter Region Botanical Gardens – A  great place to see what plants can grow in the Hunter Region. Volunteers at the Gardens herbarium can help you identify plants.
  12. Bush food bibliography – Prepared by the Australian National Botanic gardens.

Nurseries and Suppliers of Plants

  1. Sydney Wildflower Nursery – They offer a number of  bush tucker plants
  2. Tucker Bush – A nursery specializing in bush tucker plants
  3. Cornucopia Nursery – Specializes in bulk quantities of plants native to the Sydney region. Also supplies seed.
  4. Australian Quandong Industry
  5. Bushfood Factory and Nursery – Supplier of bushfood plants
  6. Tuckerbush – They sell plants, foods and help schools create bushgardens. Great resource for recipes!

Restaurants and Sources for Bush Food Products

  1. Outback Chef – Teas, recipes and a blog on bush tucker!
  2. Orana – Restaurant featuring native Australian foods
  3. Australian Bush Spices – Online source for spice blends using natives
  4. Arnhem Bush Tucker – Online store (NT)
  5. A Taste of the bush  –  Online store, recipes and market days (NSW)
  6. BarbushCo – Mostly teas and lemon myrtle products
  7. Bushfood Sensations – Catering around Sydney area- family business
  8. Basically Wild– Bush foods available through a number of local markets.
  9. Wild Hibiscus Flower Co
  10. Diemen Pepper – Native pepperberries
  11. Flavors of OZ – Bush foods and recipes
  12. Australian Native Lemon Myrtle – Lemon myrtle teas and oils
  13. Playing with Fire – Online shop offering native foods, spices and products.
  14. Rainforest Foods – Chocolate covered macadamia nuts and jams and more
  15. Taste Australia – Spices, ground seeds and much more.
  16. Tukka – Brisbane restaurant specializing in bush foods
  17. Tumbeela Native Bushfoods- Native pepper and Lemon Myrtle


Australian Bushfoods Magazine – Associated with the Australian Native Foods (ANFI). The site is not quite up to date, but there are some interesting articles available.

Useful Links

For anyone in Queensland – the Department of the environment- can send a list of known species (plants or animals) in a specified area.  Click here to request a species list

In Victoria- there is a special website, “Flora of Victoria.” Click on checklists- this will allow you to generate a species list for a general preset area.

For NSW any plant information is available through the local councils.  Some have community gardens where they sell native plants, some have species lists and some have tips for growing natives in your area. Look for “environment” and then “flora and fauna.” Click here for a list of councils

Tasmania has a list of species that you can download here. There is also a census from 2017, which can be accessed here. Intended as an identification guide for forest workers- there is also a database where scans of plant specimens can be accessed. Click here for the database.