Western Australia Chilli Seed Exchange (W.A.C.S.E.).inc is a not-for-profit organisation who are dedicated to the development & sustainability of hot peppers in Perth and across Western Australia.

We have an amazing bunch of people (3,800+ members) in our Facebook Group & with keen Chilli Growers and some of the most gifted Artisan Producers in Australia if not the World.

There is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into running W.A.C.S.E.inc, our FB Chilli Meets, and the W.A.C.S.E. awards.

Who Are We?

Meet the team behind Western Australia Chilli Seed Exchange (W.A.C.S.E.).inc

  • Martin Owens  (President)
  • Graeme Chaplin  (Vice President)
  • Matthew Price  (Treasurer)
  • Jason Carle
  • Ken Thompson

Meet the Admin team behind Western Australia Chilli Seed Exchange FB group:

  • Martin Owens
  • Graeme Chaplin
  • Matthew Price
  • Jason Carle
  • Leigh Nash
  • Chris Sewell
  • Adam Thompson
  • Lisa Lehtonen
  • Ken Thompson

The WACSE Facebook Community

If you’re not already a member of the WACSE FB group, get in on the action and meet fellow chilli addicts across Perth and Western Australia:


Buy Chilli Seeds Online

We now have a spicy range of seeds available in our online store, ready for fast delivery across Australia (TAS & NT excluded).

Check out our online seed store & help support WACSE!