Adelaide is the premium food & wine capital of Australia offering a pristine environment to study Agribusiness. 

Agribusiness is the business of agricultural production and describes the production and distribution of food production. It includes things like crop production, food processing, seed supply, breeding, agrichemicals, sales, marketing, machinery, technology and much more.

Agribusiness is worth AUD$270 billion to the Australian economy and is growing at around 2.1% per annum.  According to the World Economic Forum, by 2050 global food demand will be 60% greater than it is today.  This is being driven by population growth, rapid urbanisation, changes to consumption habits and resource scarcity.

With a pristine environment, enviable food safety standards, and responsibly managed natural resources, Adelaide, South Australia is in a perfect position to take advantage of global opportunities in agribusiness.

Where you can study agribusiness in Adelaide

Adelaide has a broad range of institutions offering agriculture-related courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma levels. Institutions offering courses in agriculture include the University of Adelaide, and Ironwood Institute.

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Adelaide is the second most affordable capital city in Australia according to the EIU Worldwide Cost of Living 2018 Report. We also have the lowest median rent in Australia making student accommodation affordable.

Vibrant City

Studying in South Australia doesn't just give you a world-class education, but invaluable life experiences too. Adelaide is alive and vibrant. With comedy and music festivals, art galleries, outdoor sporting events, and exciting restaurants and cafes, there are always passions to follow beyond study.

Work Opportunities

From part time work and volunteer opportunities while you study, to defining a fast and clear career path after graduation, we create real life opportunities for our students. We offer practical training programs to help you develop core skills for the workplace. We help you create a career, not just a job.

Industry support & links

Adelaide has a vibrant and growing economy and some of the world’s leading businesses, such as Microsoft, BHP and Santos, all have offices in the city. We introduce you to businesses, ensuring you have the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience and develop global connections.

Quality Australian Education

No matter what Australian city you choose for study, your qualification will meet the same national education standard of excellence. An investment in an Adelaide education, is an investment in Australian quality.

Global Recognition

A South Australian education is world-class. Qualifications are internationally recognised and respected. Studying in South Australia creates the opportunity to pursue your dreams, anywhere in the world.


Sundrop Farms commercial greenhouse facility in Adelaide, South Australia grows natural, high-quality produce using seawater and solar energy. The company supplies Coles supermarkets across Australia with 15 million kilograms of truss tomatoes each year.

Agribusiness companies in Adelaide

There are more than 1,500 agribusiness companies in Adelaide, South Australia including many recognisable brands that export products around the world.

There are currently 2,388 agriculture jobs in Australia. Are you ready to take the next step?


Careers in Agribusiness

There are some exciting career options in Agribusiness. These include occupations such as:

Research and Development Manager (57 - 141k)
Export Sales Manager (50 - 156k)
Supply Chain Manager (68 - 169k)
Agribusiness Manager (50 - 136k)
Agronomist (48 - 88k)
Farm Manager (41 - 86k)
Farm General Manager (41 - 153k)
Salaries are indicative only and per annum

Source: Payscale.com

Agribusiness students in Adelaide


Arun knew he wanted to pursue his postgraduate studies in agribusiness in Adelaide so he could learn from South Australia’s outstanding food and wine industry. To achieve his goals, Arun undertook a dedicated pathway to university, completing a graduate diploma before entering his postgraduate degree. We spoke to Arun about how his study pathway saved him money and enhanced his experience as a student in Adelaide.

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Yuan Yuan

Yuan Yuan studied a Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business at The University of Adelaide has been instrumental in assisting Wines By Geoff Hardy grow exports by over 600%.

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