Who Are We?

The Essential Oils Producers Association of Australia was inaugurated in 1994 with the objective of promoting and facilitating the production of essential oils and allied products in Australia by bringing together all parties working in this field, e.g. growers of essential oil bearing crops, producers of essential oils, firms trading in essential oils, researchers engaged in the study of the agronomic aspects of the commercial growing … more

About The Industry

The essential oils industry traces all the way back to November 1788, some ten months after the establishment of the colony of New South Wales, with the steam distilled leaf oil of the Sydney peppermint gum, Eucalyptus piperita, was sent to England by John White, Surgeon-General to the Colony, thus laying claim to being the first useful natural product produced in Australia.  In 1852, at the prompting of the botanist … more

EOPAA welcomes our new president

EOPAA's new president Dee-Ann Prather represents Down Under Enterprises International Pty Ltd and has been an EOPAA committee member since 2015. In 2001, Dee-Ann founded Down Under Enterprises Inc. in the United States to distribute the tea tree (Melaleuca...

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Australia’s State of the Forests Report 2018 (SOFR)

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is currently preparing Australia’s State of the Forests Report 2018 (SOFR). SOFR is produced every five years, and is a national report on the value and use of forests. This report...

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Pool of Women’s Leadership Development Funding Available

WLA has supported the development of thousands of women across many industries whilst driving gender equality across all organisations in Australia. A small pool of residual scholarship funding provisioned for this financial year remains available for women in the...

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ANFAB (Australian Native Foods and Botanicals)

The Growing the Growers workshops series organised by ANFAB commenced in August 2017 in Ballina, NSW. Australian Native Food and Botanicals (ANFAB) is the peak national body which represents all interests in the rapidly-growing Australian native food and botanical...

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Membership

Full Membership is for producers and distributors of plant material for the production of … more

Associate Membership is for consultants, non-commercial institutes, researchers … more

Honorary Membership is by invitation only.

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