Seed Service
Join our national spring grow-along! It’s completely free, & you’ll receive three free packets of heirloom seeds!


This edition of our Seed Service is FREE (while supply lasts) if you are a new member to Grow It Local and you live in one of the local government areas listed below.

If eligible, you will receive three packets of seeds free, plus three months free access to our private Seed Service Member Dashboard, where Casey Lister will share helpful videos teaching you exactly how to grow from seed.

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Seasonal seed selections

Sign up to receive a FREE parcel of open-pollinated, heirloom seeds, curated by master grower & chef Paul West (River Cottage). Paul has chosen mizuna, radish and chives for their ease of growing in all parts of Australia in spring.

Learn to grow with the best

In this grow-along adventure, rising food gardening star Casey Lister will guide you through every step of the growing journey, with instructional videos to educate and inspire you from patch-to-plate.

Access free support & advice

Get FREE horticultural support and advice by chatting with our Growing Guru, Farmer Alana, who will help you overcome any problems in your patch. We want to ensure your seeds thrive!

Connect with a community of growers

Oh, and did we mention you’ll be growing alongside a community of aspiring backyard, balcony, community garden, school and windowsill farmers right across Australia? Awesome, huh?!

Get in quick! Each council area has a limited supply of free seeds, which are allocated on a first come, first served basis. If the freebies run out, you’ll have the option to still get involved in the spring grow-along by purchasing the seeds.




Grow It Local, in partnership with a network of forward-thinking councils, has developed this the FREE Seed Service as an idea to help educate, inspire and support more Australians to grow, share and eat locally grown food.

Our Seed Service is available for free (while supplies last) to anyone who is a new member to Grow It Local and who lives in the following local government areas.

New South Wales

• Bayside Council

• Georges River Council

• Randwick City Council

• Waverley Council

• Woollahra Municipal Council


• Campaspe Shire Council

• Central Goldfields Shire Council

• City of Greater Bendigo

• City of Greater Geelong

• City of Melbourne

• Loddon Shire Council

• Macedon Ranges Shire Council

• Mount Alexander Shire Council

South Australia

• City of Burnside

• City of Charles Sturt

• City of Holdfast Bay

• City of Marion

• City of Mitcham

• City of Port Adelaide Enfield

• City of Prospect

• City of Salisbury

• City of Tea Tree Gully

• City of West Torrens

• Walkerville Council


• City of Brisbane

• Gold Coast City Council

• Moreton Bay Regional Council

• Sunshine Coast Council

Western Australia

• City of Canning

• City of Mandurah

• City of Rockingham

• Town of Victoria Park

Australian Capital Territory

• All residents within the ACT are eligible for this offer.

Don’t see your council name here?

Please email us at if you'd like to see the free council-supported Grow It Local Seed Service in your community. Simply let us know why and the name of your local council, and we will pass your feedback on!


Receive a curated package of 3 heirloom seed varieties

The Grow It Local Seed Service has been designed by one of the greats of Australian edible gardening, Paul West (River Cottage Australia and ABC TV). Paul has taken the guesswork out by choosing the best organic, heirloom seeds for your patch this spring. This seed parcel is grown here in Australia and delivered direct to your doorstep!

Learn to grow via detailed how-to videos, timed to your growing stage

Rising gardening star Casey Lister will hold your hand through the grow-along journey, from patch-to-plate. Inside your Members Dashboard, you’ll have access to exclusive videos and how-to articles specific to each growing stage, including plant origins, health and nutritional info, growing tips, harvesting recommendations and recipes.

Get expert 1:1 gardening help whenever you need it

Just getting started with growing food? Worried you have a ‘black thumb’? No worries! Inside your exclusive online Members Dashboard, you can ask questions and get personalised troubleshooting help from our in-house Growing Guru.

Thrive alongside a community of like-minded people

Learn to grow, troubleshoot and share your successes alongside our community of like-minded backyard, balcony, community garden and windowsill farmers across Australia.

Grow your positive impact on our planet

You’ll be part of a homegrown community making the world a better place, one patch at a time. As a free subscriber, you’ll receive our annual Impact Report (produced by a third party social market research firm) that quantifies and qualifies the collective positive impacts we're achieving as a community of local growers.

Frequently asked questions

• What seeds will I receive?

We'll send you three varieties of heirloom seeds: mizuna, radish and chives. This seed combination has been specifically chosen to be grown together so you can make a Pasta Primavera meal from your patch at the end of the growing season!

As part of your free subscription, you also receive a three-month access pass to our Member Dashboard, where you can watch instructional videos and how-to-grow content to support your grow-along journey.

• When will my seeds arrive?

Our spring Seed Service packages will be distributed from Friday, November 10, 2023. So, depending on where you live in Australia, you should receive your seeds a week or so after that.

• Why is this free? Is there a catch?

Here at Grow It Local, we’re on a mission to get more Aussies growing their own food — because it’s healthier for people and our planet! Twice a year, we partner with a network of forward-thinking Australian councils, who provide sponsorship so we can offer a seasonal grow-along adventure free to eligible residents (while supplies last).

There are no hidden costs or fees to pay. You can thank your local council for being so proactive in helping to get more people growing!

• My council name doesn’t appear in the list of participating councils, what can I do?

Please email us at if you'd like to see the free council-supported Grow It Local Seed Service in your community. Simply let us know why and the name of your local council, and we will pass your feedback on!

You can also join our national grow-along by purchasing your own Grow It Local Seed Service subscription at All funds go to helping Grow It Local realise our mission of educating, inspiring and supporting more people to grow, share and eat locally grown foods.

• Are the seeds suitable for my climate?

Yes! Master gardener Paul West (River Cottage Australia and Grow It Local Co-Founder) has personally curated this seed selection, choosing heirloom varieties that are suitable for growing in all Australian climates this spring.

• Are the seeds organic and Australian grown?

Yes, we are working with an Australian seed supplier to provide open-pollinated, heirloom and organic seeds.

• Can you post seeds to me in Western Australia or Tasmania?

Yes, Seed Service packages can be delivered to both WA and TAS. Let’s grow together!

Our mission

Grow It Local is a plant powered mission to make life happier healthier and more delicious. We are proud to partner with a network of forward-thinking councils across Australia, who enable us to provide our Seed Service free to eligible residents.

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