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Conference and Events

GIARAS has many conference/event options available.

  • Downstairs conference room with TV and projector (30 people seated, 20 with desks)
  • Upstairs conference room with TV and projector (8 people maximum)
  • Mess Hut (30 people seated, 20 with desks)
  • Shearing shed (larger events)
  • Vehicle shed (larger events)

Contact Carmen Elvins for bookings on 0422 821 487

    Other services

Wool Works is a new shearing and wool handling program for secondary school students run by Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI) at the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), Glen Innes Agricultural Research and Advisory Station. The one-day intensive school is a team effort between RDANI, the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW DPI, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services, TAFE New England, Glen Innes Severn Council, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and Heiniger. The Wool Works day sees students learn about animal husbandry, biosecurity, workplace health and safety, wool and sheep handling as well as trying their hand at shearing. To find out more or express an interest on behalf of a school, please call us on 02 6771 0700.

The glasshouse facilities at the Glen Innes Agricultural Research and Advisory Station (GIARAS) have been bolstered by NSW government investment with a new climate-controlled facility. The purpose-built glasshouse will enhance the future capacity of research programs. Research conducted in this facility will help to develop resilient farming system based on temperate and tropical pastures and reduce the potential impact of variable climate on NSW’s red meat industries.

The NSW Education School Based Trainee Program is based at GlARAS. The program is valuable within the Glen Innes community as the opportunity gives the student (studying in Grade 11 or Grade 12) to complete the necessary on-the-job training in livestock husbandry, pasture and cropping operations, machinery operation and maintenance under the guidance of the Farm Supervisor. At the completion of the traineeship, the student will attain a Certificate 2 in Agriculture which will be credited towards their Higher School Certificate. The traineeship allows students who have a genuine interest in agriculture and agricultural research to gain exposure to the livestock, pastures and cropping activities at the Glen Innes ARAS. It is hoped the program will encourage students to pursue further tertiary studies in agricultural and science-based disciplines.

GIARAS is actively engaging with the local community and organisations to increase use of our facility. An example is an arrangement with local TAFE to run short Agricultural courses on site. The aim is to offer Cert III or IV in Agricultural to Glen Innes students. Another example of our local engagement is our partnership with the Glen Innes Natural Resources and Advisory Committee (GLENRAC) to offer courses and work on relevant projects in the future on site.

Other facilities based at the Glen Innes Agricultural Research and Advisory Station include new hydraulic cattle yards, shearing shed, and Bureau of Meteorology Weather Station


  • Main station    450 ha
  • Airport lease    135 ha

Location co-ordinates

  • 29° 41’ 43.05 “ S
  • 151° 41’ 37.05” E

Work with Us

If you would like to utilise our research facilities or services, or explore partner and -co-location opportunities please fill out this Request for Opportunity Form.

Research Station Request for Opportunity