Tea tree oil communication project

Tony Larkman

  • Project code: PRJ-004221

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, June 5, 2009

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

  • National Priority: TTO-Improving supply


To provide the Tea Tree Oil industry with a QA system training and implementation strategy as well as a number of communication avenues to encourage dissemination and sharing of information about the uses of TTO. Both of these approaches will foster and encourage use of TTO both locally and internationally while encouraging independent research into its safety and efficacy in a wide range of existing and emergent applications.


Tea Tree Oil

Research Organisation

Tony Larkman

Objective Summary

This project is designed to put into place some tools that will, over many years into the future, provide a basis for development of the TTO industry. It will do this by:
1. Developing, fostering and integrating a Quality Assurance (QA) system which ensures that purchasers of Australian TTO that the quality of the product is demonstrably controlled fro m the paddock to the point of export. This will include collation and dissemination of generic safety data to help ensure that TTO is handled and stored appropriately from point of manufacture to point of consumption.
2. Creating and implementing a web site that has substantial interest not only for stake holders in the industry but also for casual users of TTO by enabling quick, efficient and useful communication of the uses, results of research and other communication which will increase understanding and greater use of Australian Tea Tree Oil. This will include a database of existing uses of TTO worldwide.
3. Create a categorised dossier of existing tea tree oil research that will be available to researchers and anyone involved in TTO from paddock to end-user. Abstracts and/or summaries of existing research will also be developed and made available to facilitate information gathering.