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

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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2017 3rd Global Summit on Herbals & Traditional Medicine

The 3rd Global Summit on Herbals & Traditional Medicine will be held from 18th - 20th October 2017 in Osaka, Japan. The theme of the Summit will be "Unwinding Nature’s Recipes for Health". There will be a Plants and Essential Oils conference as part of the event....

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2017 IFEAT Conference

The 40th Conference of the International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma trades (IFEAT) 2017 will take place in Athens, Greece from Sunday 24th September until Thursday 28th September, 2017. For more information or registration, visit the IFEAT website:...

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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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