The Foundation and friends are pleased to announce a National Myrtle Rust Symposium to galvanise action and conserve native plant species threatened by myrtle rust. 

Myrtle Rust is a plant disease caused by the introduced fungal pathogen Austropuccinia psidii and it poses a serious and urgent threat to Australia’s native biodiversity.

The Myrtle Rust in Australia: National Action Plan was finalised after several years of development and consultation (it can be downloaded (screen version) or booklet printable version here).

The symposium will be from the 23rd to the 25th of March – a hybrid event where key stakeholders come together in Ballina, NSW to work through ways of implementing the National Action Plan, combined with an online event to share the latest research, activities and thinking to a broader audience. 

Please register here.  If you are interested in presenting (face-to-face, online or pre-record) please submit an abstract using the template available here, and then email it to  You will also need to register for the event.

To check on updates please visit Myrtle Rust – Plant Biosecurity Science Foundation (