Food testing in Western Australia

Page last updated: Monday, 20 May 2019 - 11:04am

Private and public food laboratories conduct food testing. This page lists the laboratories known to us, and likely to be able to assist you when required.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development does not conduct food testing. We have identified many laboratories in Western Australia (WA) to assist with microbiological, chemical and nutritional analysis of food. Also provided are eastern states-based laboratories serving WA.

Listed in the table below are laboratories offering services to WA businesses.

Testing laboratories – food industry applicable


Contact details Test

Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC)

Perth Grains Quality Testing Services

3 Baron-Hay Court
South Perth WA 6151

Telephone +61 (0)8 6168 9900


Sydney Analytical and Testing Services

1 Rivett Road, Riverside Corporate Park
North Ryde NSW 2113

+61 (0)2 8025 3200

Visit AEGIC's website

Perth: Wheat, oats and barley grains quality testing




NIP*, panel testing,

raw materials analysis,

dough rheology, grain analysis

AgriFood Technology

38 Clark Court

Bibra Lake WA 6163

Telephone +61 (0)8 9418 5333

Visit AgriFood Technology's website

NIP* & fibre, pesticide, allergens, oilseed, stockfeed, microbiological

ALS Limited

Caribbean Business Park

22 Dalmore Drive

Scoresby VIC 3179

Telephone +61 (0)3 8756 8111

Visit ALS Limited website

Food chemistry,

nutrient testing, NIP*, microbiological, allergens, pesticide residue analysis, water, shelf life trials. NATA accredited.

Analytical Reference Laboratory WA

46-48 Banksia Road

Welshpool WA 6106
Telephone +61 (0)8 6253 4444

Visit Analytical Reference Laboratory's website

NIP* Chemical, water, soil, nutrient testing; meat and meat products; sugar and sugar products; preservatives in foods; residues and contaminants; pesticides; agricultural products and materials: insecticide and acaricide formulations.

Chem Centre

Level 2, Building 500

South Entrance Drive

Curtin University

corner Manning Road and

Townsing Drive

Bentley WA 6102

Telephone +61 (0)8 9422 9800

Visit Chem Centre's website

NIP*, fibre, allergens, microbiological, chemical

Dairy Technical Services (DTS) Food Laboratories

Victoria and Queensland-based laboratories

Visit DTS Food Laboratories' website

NIP*, allergens, residues, microbiological


Dr Mark Castalanelli

46-48 Banksia Rd

Welshpool WA  6106

Telephone +61 (0)409 102 576

Visit EcoDiagnostics website

Microbiological, water testing, wine spoillage,

Brettanomyces bruxellensis, beer spoillage assay. Food authentication

George Weston Technologies

Western Australia: Allen Sharman

Telephone +61 (0)426 506 860

No laboratory in WA, samples interstate

Visit George Weston Technologies' website

Chemical, microbiological, HACCP.

National Measurement Institute


26 Dick Perry Avenue

Kensington WA 6151

Telephone +61 (0)8 9368 8400

Most samples sent out of WA

Visit National Measurement Institute's website

Water, NIP*, microbiological, allergen, genetically modified organisms.


Telephone +61 (0)8 6457 1991

Visit PathWest website


Post-Harvest Biosecurity and Food Safety Laboratory

James Newman

Bob Du

Building 240, 90 South Street, Murdoch, WA, 6150

Telephone +61 (0)8 9360 6403

Chemical residues

Analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in workspace; Bioassay on stored product insect with pesticide and fumigant. Seed germination and viability test.

Nutrient testing -analysis of protein, vitamins and irons (fluoride and bromide)


46-48 Banksia Road

Welshpool WA 6106
Telephone +61 (0)8 6253 4444

Visit ProMicro website

Microbiological, HACCP, Shelf-life testing, moulds and yeasts, allergens.



Telephone +61 (0)3 8878 2100

Visit Silliker website

NIP*, fibre, allergens, microbiological, HACCP.

South West Chemical Services

5/4 Mummery Crescent

Bunbury WA 6230

Telephone +61 (0)8 9721 4380

No website

General microbiological, water

Symbio Laboratories

2/20 Milford Street

East Victoria Park  WA  6101

Telephone +61 1300703166


NATA accredited for an extensive scope of testing across microbiological, environmental, residue and chemistry.

Vintessential Laboratories

15a Wrigglesworth Drive

Cowaramup WA 6284

Telephone +61 (0)8 9755 9620

Visit Vintessential Laboratories

Wine, cider, beer, water, plant, soil, olive oil testing. Enzymatic test kits, export certification and wine microbiological testing

* Nutrition information panel

If your business provides analytical services for the Western Australian food industry and it is not on this list, please contact us.

Contact information

Patricia Elphinstone
+61 (0)8 9368 3114