It is always best to use seeds for your local area. This is one of the reasons why saving your own seed is so beneficial. However when starting out in gardening, or trying a new crop, you might need to purchase new seed. As well, it can be hard to save seed from some plants are they might produce seed readily (e.g. due to climatic factors).

The following are some reputable local seed suppliers:

In addition, the Seed Savers' Network and its associated Local Seed Networks are a great place to obtain seed. Some of the local Brisbane networks are: