Red Wine Consumers Required

Red Wine Consumers are needed for consumer tasting on Wednesday 19th June!

New Waite Research Institute Director announced

Professor Mike Brooks, Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Adelaide, this week announced Professor Matthew Gilliham as the new Director of the Waite Research Institute

Vineyard and Winery Practices Report

The AWRI is pleased to release a major report of practices used in Australian grapegrowing and winemaking

Plant discovery opens frontiers

University of Adelaide researchers at the Waite campus have discovered a biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life that could have far-reaching implications for the multibillion dollar biomedical, pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology industries

Yes, we’re in a ‘bee crisis’—just not entirely as you know it.

‘Save the bees’ from what? And how exactly? A bee crisis breakdown by Dr Katja Hogendoorn, senior bee researcher at the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

Welcome to the Waite

This website is the online portal to the Waite Campus, the largest concentration of agricultural research and teaching expertise in the Southern Hemisphere. Established in 1924 and located at Urrbrae in Adelaide, South Australia, ‘The Waite’ is a co-located partnership of 15 complementary organisations and centres engaged in world-class Research and Development in plant, agricultural, food, wine and natural resources science.

In an increasingly food-insecure world with serious climate and economic challenges facing us, the vision of Peter Waite, to harness science in support of agricultural productivity, has never been more important or relevant.

The Waite is a world-renowned brand in agricultural research and education, and a leading centre of Australian research capability in wine, grains, soil and plant breeding.

The aim of this website is to bring together in one place the relevant information, including key contacts and links, from across the organisations based at the Waite Campus for our various stakeholder groups. We trust you will find it useful.


More events
3 Minute Thesis 2019 - Last chance to nominate for this year's 3 Minute Thesis competition! Registrations close on Monday!
The 2019 SAGIT Peter Waite Scholarship is now open - Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. The scholarship is supported by SAGIT (South Australian Grains Industry Trust), which was established in...
Sciences Alumni Network Evenings (SANE) - The evening will feature a talk from Professor Rob Fitzpatrick (founding director of the Centre for Australian Forensic Soil Science), drinks and canapés and most of all, the opportunity to network with fellow alumni.
Wine Alumni Breakfast – Tues 23 July - The Wine Alumni network will be hosting a Wine Alumni Breakfast – to be held during the 17th Australian Wine Industry Technical  Conference in Adelaide.
More news
Waite Main building power outage – Saturday 29 June - Power supply to the ground floor of the main Waite building will be interrupted on Saturday the 29th of June 2019, from 7am to 10am
The Fitness Hub – EOFY Sale - The Fitness Hub Waite is offering 12 months membership ONLY $110. ($20 card fee for new members)
Charles Hawker lift software update - The Charles Hawker lift will be having a software update on Friday morning 31 May from about 9am-12 midday. It won’t be available for this time. Apologies for the short notice....
Massage therapist at Waite - Kath Keziah is a remedial massage therapist with over 20 years experience. Kath is usually at Waite on Thursdays - book an appointment now!
More Campus notices

Weekly Alert

To keep up to date with the latest posts and upcoming events, subscribe to our weekly email alert.

subscribe now

To submit events or news items for listing on this website, please contact:
Keryn Lapidge (Ph: 08 8313 7073 | e-mail:

The Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide is an integrated research and teaching precinct that has been presented as a model for the collocation of agricultural research institutions and has established a track record for delivering value to industry through innovative research and quality education.


Click the logos below to view each partner’s page.

Plant-Cell-WallsPlant-Energy-Biology WIC

Pin It on Pinterest