Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Menangle



Preserving our past

Pioneering the present

Protecting the future

What happens at EMAI

The Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute (EMAI) is a world renowned, premier biosecurity facility that enhances food and fibre production and helps protect the environment. As part of the Department of Primary Industries, we contribute to the security and prosperity of this sector. We are resourced to collaborate and deliver across broad and diverse portfolios with world recognised research scientists. We aspire to become the laboratory of choice for research and diagnostics for high impact existing and emerging diseases of plants and animals.

Plant health greenhouse

Our research

The Institute conducts a range of animal health and plant health research.

Aerial view of EMAI

Our facilities and services

The Institute has a range of research, education, farming and community facilities and services, as well as specialised lab services.


Our climate

Located 60km south of Sydney, the Institute experiences a mild and temperate climate.

EMAI entrance

Our history

Established in 1990, the Institute today is a world renowned, premier biosecurity facility.


Woodbridge Road
Menangle NSW 2568

Postal address:

Private Bag 4008
Narellan NSW 2567

Phone: (02) 4640 6333,

Email: emai.office@dpi.nsw.gov.au

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