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The Tweed Laboratory Centre is a multi-million dollar facility offering a comprehensive range of chemical and biological testing for soil and water. Whether you're a consultant, developer, local government council, a business or a home owner, we have the laboratory services to meet your needs.

Established in 1987, the Tweed Laboratory Centre is one of the most established laboratories in the South East Queensland and Northern Rivers region. Our highly experienced technical team pride's itself on the quality and integrity of our range of services. What's more, the Tweed Laboratory is at the forefront of algae testing and research.

Our exceptional customer service sets us apart. The Tweed Laboratory Centre provides transparent guidance in terms of what tests should be undertaken. What's more, we will also take time to discuss results with you to make sure you get the most from your testing. See what our customers are saying about us.

NATA Accreditation

The Tweed Laboratory Centre is a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited facility for both Chemical and Biological testing. This means we have stringent processes in place to ensure our day-to-day operations conform to the Australian and International standard AS ISO/IEC 17025.

The laboratory is regularly audited by NATA. Furthermore, the Laboratory conducts a range of regular quality control checks (eg duplicates, internal controls, certified reference material checks and surrogates) and also participates in numerous blind sample inter-laboratory proficiency programs.

Our Fees

The Tweed Laboratory Centre provides a high quality service at a reasonable price. For a full list of fees and charges, download the Tweed Laboratory Price Booklet (2.93mB PDF).

Competitive rates are also available for larger corporate and council clients. Please contact the Tweed Laboratory Centre directly for further details.

Contact Us

Phone: (07) 5569 3103
Fax: (07) 5524 2676
Address: 46 Enterprise Avenue, Tweed Heads South, NSW 2486
Postal: Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Hours: 7am - 5pm AEST

Please note, samples are to be received at the laboratory by 4.30pm or additional charges may apply.

ABN: 90 178 732 496

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I test my soil?

Soil testing can provide important information on the condition of the soil, including contaminants (eg heavy metals and pesticides). The Laboratory offers a variety of soil testing services including contaminant and Acid Sulfate soil determinations (screening and chromium suite). Contact the lab to determine the best suite of tests fit for purpose.

Why should I test my water?
Your water may contain pathogens, including microbes, fungi or bacteria, which can, in some cases, be harmful to your health. Contaminants may change the taste, odour or appearance of your water. It may stain clothes, harm your appliances (ie washing machines) and even corrode your pipes.
If you are connected to the town water supply, you can rest easy knowing that the Tweed Shire Council regularly tests your drinking water to ensure it is safe. If you are not connected to town water, you may wish to have your water regularly tested.
If you're on the land, then you'll know just how precious your
bores, wells, creeks, rivers and farm dams are. Water quality can affect plants, soils, livestock, irrigation equipment and general farm productivity. If you have any doubts about the quality of water you intend to use for irrigation, stock or domestic purposes, you should have it tested.

Swimming pools can also harbour bacteria, algae and other microbes that can not only change the colour of the water, but can also cause health issues for swimmers including ear, nose and throat infections. Regularly testing your swimming pool is recommended to ensure that it is healthy and safe to swim in.
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