Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs
These are what most visitors to the site are looking for – is what you are looking for, here? Select a question below to find the answer to the most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, try our search box top right of your screen.
You can find details of the state flower of NSW – and all other state and national flowers – here.
Australia’s national flower is the wattle – September 1st is National Wattle Day.
You can find a list of grower organisations, florist groups and trade associations here.
Most states have one to support the producers of cut flowers and foliages.
If you don’t find one for your product sector or state, why not start one up?
We’ve compiled a list of all anniversaries along with the traditional gifts to give on each occasion – with floral suggestions to suit, of course!
Enjoy every issue of Australian Flower Industry magazine with a subscription, from just $3.67 a month. This magazine is not available in the newsagents; only from AustralianFlowerIndustry.com.au. You can order your copy here.
You can find out what flowers are available this month, and this season, at our Flowering Now page.
Roses. By far. They also top the polls for our favourite (most-loved) flower. It could be their beauty, or their long cultural heritage, or their wide range of colours – but it might be because it’s the one flower everybody can recognise and name! Here’s the flowers roses beat to take the crown in the best selling charts.
The first place to try is to contact businesses on our Find a Wholesaler directory
You can ask if they can take the crop, and for advice on how they would like it packaged for sale – how long to cut the stems, how many stems in each bunch, boxed dry or in water.
If you only have a small amount of flower/foliage, then your local farmers’ market might be one place to start.
Learn about exporting your crop too.
- You’ll find a list of colleges, TAFEs and educators here
- Your local florists may run private courses – day classes or short courses – from their shops
- Industry conferences, seminars, workshops are listed on our events page here
- For business skills training or e-learning, try your local trade association or grower group
Almost every city, town, and even village in Australia has somewhere you can buy fresh flowers.
You can find listings of your nearest florists and flower retailers in our Find a Florist database.
If there isn’t a florist in the place you are looking for, trying expanding your search area with the radius button.
If you are a florist with a new business that’s not listed, or you want to change your details, let us know here.