Arid Zone Research Institute temporary relocations

Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) staff and services will commence relocations to support asbestos removal, carpet replacement and air conditioner works.

Due to the age of many buildings and facilities in the Northern Territory, building materials containing asbestos are present in many locations. Asbestos is not dangerous unless crumbed to release the fibres.

Asbestos removal has been approved for buildings at AZRI, in line with the Northern Territory Government policy to remove all asbestos from government buildings.

To facilitate the safe removal of the asbestos, all staff in affected buildings will temporarily relocate while the asbestos removal takes place. Carpet replacement will commence once asbestos removal is finished. Concurrently, a new energy efficient air conditioning system will be built and installed.

Below you will find information on where you can find AZRI staff and services.

For more information phone 8951 8102 or email

​Water Laboratory
Phone: (08) 8951 8110

Relocating: Monday 26 February 2018

House 1 Arid Zone Research Institute, 519 South Stuart Highway Alice Springs
All services will continue to be available

​Farm managers and staff
Phone: 08 89518111

Relocating: Monday 26 February 2018

AZRI and Old Man Plains staff will remain on AZRI but will be housed at the Farm Office, near the farm sheds.

​Northern Territory Geological Survey and Mining Compliance teams
Phone: 0889518111

Relocating: Monday 5 March 2018

Anangu House - Level 1, 44 Bath Street Alice Springs

Regional Management Services
Plant Industry Development
Livestock Industry Development
Biosecurity and Animal Welfare
Bushfood Officer

Phone: 0889518111

Relocating: Monday 5 March 2018

ALICE PLAZA- Tenancy 2 Mezzanine Floor, Todd Mall Alice Springs