We have contacted NATA accredited asbestos testing facilities around Australia, listed their contact details and the prices they charge for a asbestos testing, audits and monitoring.

Samples can be mailed to laboratories so if you live in Sydney or Melbourne you can send a sample to a Perth laboratory for analysis.

There is a large price range between laboratories for asbestos testing,  the cheapest labs charge $25 and the most expensive charge over $200 per sample.

All laboratories listed below are NATA accredited, so you can be assured of a high degree of accuracy on samples sent to any of the laboratories. 

Laboratory analysis is the only way to know for certain if a material contains asbestos or not. In addition to identifying asbestos in a sample NATA accredited laboratories are also obliged to tell you what the material is, regardless of the presence of any asbestos.

There are over 200 NATA accredited labs in Australia, the list is divided state by state. 

At the bottom of the page there is a guide on how to take asbestos samples safely for mailing. 

Western Australia

SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd

 

Accreditation No: 3130

 

www.slrconsulting.com

 

 

Contact: Mr T Rowden

 

Mobile: 0428 012 854 Phone: (08) 9422 5900 Fax: (08) 9422 5901

 

Email: trowden@slrconsulting.com

 

Address: 589 Hay Street, JOLIMONT WA 6014

 

The fees for our asbestos sample analysis are as follows:

 

5 Day     3 Day     2 Day         24hr        Same Day

$50         $70       $80           $100           $120

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: Undertake airborne fiber monitoring (up to 4 monitors). Fiber monitoring 24hrs a day $750 ex. 

 Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: The fee to undertake an asbestos survey of a Residential Dwelling including travel, asbestos materials survey, analysis of up to 5 samples and report preparation would be $950 ex GST.

 

Analytical Reference Laboratory (WA) Pty Ltd

 

Accreditation No: 2377

 

www.arlwa.com.au

 

Contact: Mr K Rodgers

 

Phone: (08) 6253 4444 Fax: (08) 6253 4440

 

Email: kimrodgers@arlwa.com.au

 

Address: 46-48 Banksia Road, WELSHPOOL WA 6106

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround:$ 55.00+GST

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:$ 40+GST per sample

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring:$ 450.00+GST

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property:$ 100+GST (minimum charge)

 

 

Coffey Environments Australia Pty Ltd

 

Accreditation No: 2220

 

www.coffey.com

 

Contact: Mr D Collins

 

Mobile: 0418 608 736 Phone: (08) 9355 7100 Fax: (08) 9335 7111

 

Email: dave.collins@coffey.com

 

Address: Suite 2, 53 Burswood Road,  BURSWOOD, WA 6100

 

Express turnaround:  24-48 turnaround is $69. There is also a chain of custody fee of $220.00 per batch of samples.

 Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: Cost is $130 per hour. Cost of sample analysis is $34.50 plus $220 batch fee.

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $130 per hour

 

 

QED Environmental Services Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 18805

 

www.qed.net.au

 

Contact: Ms Elise Eldridge

 

Mobile: 0448 700 432 Phone: (08) 9201 0998 Fax: (08) 9201 1466

 

Email: elise@qed.net.au

 

Address: Level 1, 247 Oxford Street, LEEDERVILLE WA 6007

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $110.00

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $330 per monitor.

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $220 per hour. $1000 per house roughly.

 

 

 

 

 

Aurora Environmental (Perth) Pty Ltd

 

Accreditation No: 19161

 

www.auroraenvironmental.com.au

 

Contact: Mr C Outhwaite

 

Mobile: 0488 833 187 Phone: (08) 9227 2600 Fax: (08) 9227 2699

 

Email: colin.outhwaite@auroraenvironmental.com.au

 

Address: Dilhorn House, 2 Bulwer Street, PERTH, WA 6000

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $500 per day. 24 hours. 4 machines.

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $300 – $500 depending on time and samples taken.

 

 

 

Emission Assessments Pty Ltd

 

Accreditation No: 17108

 

www.emissionassessments.com.au

 

Contact: Mrs C West Mobile: 0423 030 813 Phone: (08) 9494 2958 Fax: 08 9494 2959

 

Email: christine@emissionassessments.com.au

 

Address: Unit 6, 35 Sustainable Avenue, BIBRA LAKE WA 6163

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround: $30.00

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $30.00

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $500 for air monitoring and clearance certificate.

 

 

Lancall

 

Accreditation No:  19429

 

www.lancall.com.au

 

Contact: Mr M Deaves

 

Mobile: 0428 168 083 phone:  08 9358 4433

 

Email:  matthew.deaves@lancall.com.au

 

Address: 21 Mills Street, CANNINGTON WA 6107

 

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:$ 25.00

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring:$ 500.00

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property:$ 600.00

 

 

 

 

Lifetree Environmental Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 19181

www.lifetreeenvironmental.com.au

 

Contact: Mr C Y Tan Mobile: 0414 382 415 Phone: (08) 9354 7405 Fax: (08) 6323 1028

 

Email: info@lifetreeenvironmental.com.au

 

Address: Unit 6, 101 Collins Road, WILLETTON WA 6155

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $90.00

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $500 minimum

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: N/A

 

 

 

MPL Laboratories (a division of Envirolab Services Pty Ltd)

 

Accreditation No: 2901

 

www.envirolab.com.au

 

Contact: Mr T Lee

 

Phone: 08 9317 2505 Fax: 02 9910 6201

 

Email: tlee@envirolabservices.com.au

 

Address: 16-18 Hayden Court, MYAREE WA 6154

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $110.00

 Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: Only analyse filters, no on site work, $30-$40 per sample, minimum charge $125, if positive for airborne fibers, need to pay another $250 to determine type of fiber.

 

 

Parsons Brinckerhoff

Accreditation No: 17199

www.pb.com.au

 

Contact: Mr S Waterson

 

Phone: (08) 9489 9700 Fax: (08) 9489 9777

 

Email: swaterson@pb.com.au

 

Address: Level 5, 503 Murray Street PERTH WA 6000

 

 

SITE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT AND REMEDIATION SERVICES

 

Phone: 1300 534 591 

Address: 281 Newcastle Street Northbridge WA 6003

$25 dollars per sample. 

sers.net.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

TestSafe Australia – WorkCover NSW

 

Accreditation No: 3726

 

Chemical Analysis Branch

 

www.testsafe.com.au/chemical.asp

 

Contact: Dr Martin Mazereeuw

 

Phone: (02) 9473 4005 Fax: (02) 9980 6849

 

Email: martin.mazereeuw@workcover.nsw.gov.au

 

Address: Building 1, Level 2, 9-15 Chilvers Road THORNLEIGH NSW 2120

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround:

$ 200.00 + GST

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:

$ 100.00 + GST

 

 

 

Australian Laboratory Services Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 825

www.alsglobal.com

Contact: Mr P Keyte

Mobile: 0409 745 891 Phone: (02) 4014 2500 Fax: (02) 4967 7382

Email: peter.keyte@alsglobal.com

Address: 5/585 Maitland Road, MAYFIELD WEST NSW 2304

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround:

$ 80.00

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:

$ 120.00

 

 

Coffey Environments Australia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 2220

Sydney Laboratory

www.coffey.com

Contact: Mr G Paris

Phone: (02) 9406 1240 Fax: (02) 9406 1002

Email: Glenn.Paris@coffey.com

Address: Level 19, Tower B, Citadel Tower, 799 Pacific Highway, CHATSWOOD NSW 2067

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: 

$34.50 plus $220 batch fee

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring:

Cost is $130 per hour.

Cost of sample analysis is $34.50 plus $220 batch fee.

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $130 per hour

 

 

Greencap – NAA PTY LTD

 

Accreditation No: 5450

 

Sydney Laboratory

 

www.greencap.com.au

 

Contact: Mr S Day

Phone: (02) 9889 1800 Fax: (02) 9889 1811

Email: simon.day@greencap.com.au

Address: Level 2, 11 Khartoum Road, NORTH RYDE NSW 2113

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:

$55.00 per sample Ex GST

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $550.00 per shift Ex GST

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: do not undertake residential audits at this stage

 

Pickford & Rhyder Consulting Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 2515

www.pickford.com.au

Contact: Ms L Apthorpe

Phone: (02) 9418 9151 Fax: (02) 9418 9150

Email: health@pickford.com.au

Address: Rear – 244 Burns Bay Road, LANE COVE NSW 2066

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround: $112.50

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $75.00

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: Phone our office to discuss.

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: do not usually undertake work on residential properties.

 

Safe Environments Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 17139

Asbestos Check

www.safeenvironments.com.au

Contact: Mr C Strautins

Mobile: 0416 224 460 Phone: 02 9621 3706 Fax: 02 9621 8891

Email: info@safeenvironments.com.au

Address: Unit 4 / 40 Bessemer St, BLACKTOWN NSW 2148

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround:$ 120.00

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:$ 80.00

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring:$ 600.00

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property:$ 550.00

 

SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 3130

Lane Cove Laboratory

www.slrconsulting.com

Contact: Miss S Lonergan

Mobile: 0427 821 148 Phone: (02) 9428 8100 Fax: (02) 9427 8200

Email: slonergan@slrconsulting.com

Address: 2 Lincoln Street,  LANE COVE NSW 2066

 

The fees for our asbestos sample analysis are as follows:

5 Day     3 Day     2 Day         24hr        Same Day

$50         $70       $80           $100           $120

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: The fee to undertake airborne fibre monitoring (up to 4 monitors) including travel, monitoring and report preparation would be $500/shift ex GST.  Generally, a shift would cover an 8hr working day.

24hrs a day, the fee would be $750/24hrs ex. GST

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property:

 Asbestos materials survey, analysis of up to 5 samples and report preparation would be $950 ex GST.  

 

AECOM Australia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 2778

Newcastle Laboratory

www.aecom.com.au

Contact: Mr C Whitburn

Mobile: 0414 493 642

Phone: (02) 4911 4900

Fax: (02) 4911 4999

Email: chad.whitburn@aecom.com

Address: 17 Warabrook Boulevard, WARABROOK NSW 2304

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:

$100.00, contact ALS (02) 4014 2500.

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $550 per day. $1000 for clearance monitoring.

 

 

TestSafe Australia – WorkCover NSW

Accreditation No: 3592

www.emsnet.com.au

Contact: Mr Robert Johnson

Mobile: 0418 216 389 Phone: (02) 9317 0109 Fax: (02) 9316 7160

Email: Robert@emsnet.com.au

Address: Level 1, 935 Botany Road, MASCOT NSW 2020

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround:

$ 200.00 + GST

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:

$ 100.00 + GST

 

 

 

 

A D Envirotech Australia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 14664

Environmental and OH&S Laboratory

www.adenvirotech.com.au

Contact: Mr R Nefodov

Mobile: 0402 389 911 Phone: (02) 9648 6669

Email: r.nefodov@adenvirotech.com.au

Address: 4/10-11 Millennium Court, SILVERWATER NSW 2128

 

 

AAC Laboratory Services

Accreditation No: 19327

www.aacenviro.com.au

Contact: Mr J Spencer

Mobile: 0428 534 649 Phone: (02) 6284 4326 Fax: (02) 6299 4326

Email: jspencer@aacenviro.com.au

Address: 17 Capital Terrace, QUEANBEYAN EAST NSW 2620

 

 

 

Airsafe OHC Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 2959

Sydney Laboratory

www.airsafe.net.au

Contact: Mr K White

Phone: (02) 9555 9034 Fax: (02) 9555 9035

Email: info@airsafe.net.au

Address: 93 Beattie Street,  BALMAIN NSW 2041

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $99.00

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $490.00 per day plus $490 for clearance certificate.

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: No set price roughly $650 dollars.

 

 

Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 4669

The Advanced Technology Centre

www.aurecongroup.com

Contact: Mr J Tusek

Mobile: 0418 669 250 Phone: (02) 4941 5340 Fax: (02) 4941 5489

Email: joe.tusek@aurecongroup.com

Address: 23 Warabrook Boulevard, WARABROOK NSW 2304

 

 

 

Australian Safer Environment & Technology Pty Ltd, Sydney

Accreditation No: 14484

Sydney Laboratory

www.ausset.com.au

Contact: Mr U M De Silva

Mobile: 0417 650 605 Phone: (02) 9987 2183 Fax: (02) 9987 2151

Email: aset@bigpond.net.au

Address: 710/90 George Street, HORNSBY NSW 2077

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $66.00

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $650 per day, plus $250 for clearance certificate.

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $700.00

 

 

Clearsafe Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 18542

Wollongong Office

www.clearsafe.com.au

Contact: Mr R Heckenberg

Mobile: 0448 494 200 Phone: 1300 042 962 Fax: 02 4228 6275

Email: ryan.heckenberg@clearsafe.com.au

Address: 16 Stewart St, Wollongong NSW 2500

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround: $88.00

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $44.00

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: Ring 0447 494 101 to discuss

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $385.00

 

 

Envirolab Services Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 2901

Sydney Chemical Testing Laboratory

www.envirolabservices.com.au

Contact: Mr S Mills

Mobile: 0419 601 496 Phone: (02) 9910 6200 Fax: (02) 9910 6201

Email: smills@envirolabservices.com.au

Address: 12 Ashley Street,  CHATSWOOD NSW 2068

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround: $126.5024 hours $159.50 same day.

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $110 2 working days.

 

 

 

Environmental Monitoring Services Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 3592

www.emsnet.com.au

Contact: Mr Robert Johnson

Mobile: 0418 216 389 Phone: (02) 9317 0109 Fax: (02) 9316 7160

Email: Robert@emsnet.com.au

Address: Level 1, 935 Botany Road, MASCOT NSW 2020

 

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $150

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: Depends on size roughly $700.00

 

Eurofins Environment Testing Australia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 1261

trading as Eurofins | mgt

Lane Cove Laboratory

http://environment.eurofins.com.au

Contact: Dr R Symons

Mobile: 0488 965 444 Phone: (02) 9900 8405 Fax: (02) 9476 8219

Email: BobSymons@eurofins.com.au

Address: Unit F3 – F6, Building F, Parkview Building

16 Mars Road LANE COVE WEST NSW 2066

 

 

GETEX Pty Limited

Accreditation No: 15404

www.getex.com.au

Contact: Mr J Thompson-Laing

Mobile: 0434 266 463 Phone: (02) 9889 2488 Fax: (02) 9889 2499

Email: justin.laing@getex.com.au

Address: Suite 2.02, Building 2, Waterloo Business Park, 35 Waterloo Road

MACQUARIE PARK NSW 2113

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround: $180 per sample. $280 batch fee.

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard

turnaround:  Minimum $280 batch fee. $75 per sample.

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $450, depending on location.

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $1000 minimum, more for larger houses.

 

Hazmat Services Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 16865

Hazmat Services

www.hazmat-services.com.au

Contact: Ms Michelle Pickett

Mobile: 0403 893 900 Phone: (02) 4961 1887 Fax: (02) 4969 5887

Email: michellep@hazmat-services.com.au

Address:17 Gipps Street, CARRINGTON NSW 2294

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:  $75 plus GST

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $350 for certificate plus monitoring $650

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $800 minimum.

 

 

Hibbs & Associates Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 14911

www.hibbs-associates.com.au

Contact: Mr P Hibbs

Mobile: 0418 356 784 Phone: (02) 9746 3244 Fax: (02) 9746 3266

Email: philip.hibbs@hibbs.com.au

Address: Unit 48, 378 Parramatta Road, HOMEBUSH NSW 2140

 Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $132.00

 

Prensa Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 17366

Sydney Laboratory

www.prensa.com.au

Contact: R Wilkinson

Mobile: 0413945538 Phone: (02) 8968 2500 Fax: (02) 9033 8600

Email: Richard.wilkinson@prensa.com.au

Address: Level 2, 115 Military Road NEUTRAL BAY NSW 2089

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround: $200.00

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $100.00

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $350 for certificate. plus $100.00 for filter analysis

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property:

$350. Cheaper to get certificate and air monitoring done at same time.

 

RCA Laboratories

Accreditation No: 9811

Environmental Laboratory

www.rca.com.au

Contact: Ms J Fisher

Mobile: 0438 665 345 Phone: (02) 49029200 Fax: (02) 4902 9299

Email: julief@rca.com.au

Address: 92 Hill Street,  CARRINGTON NSW 2294

 

Bulk Solids Asbestos Identification:

Analysis and ID @ $42/sample

Batch Fee of $45/sample

NATA report issued

 

Asbestos Clearance Air Monitoring:

Analysis of Filters @ $42/sample

Pump Hire $20/pump

Hygienist time on site & travel @ $145/hr

Clearance and Air Monitoring NATA Report $220

 

Hazardous Materials Audit for Pre-Demolition:

Audit Technician travel and inspection rate @ $200/hr

Potential Asbestos Analysis and ID @ $42/sample

Batch Fee of $45/sample

NATA report issued

HMA Report @ $800

 

 

Regional EnviroScience Pty Ltd

Accreditation No:19366

Regional Enviro Science

www.enviroscience.com.au

Contact: Mr K Archer

Mobile: 0407 120 135 Phone:  1300 372 436

Fax: (02) 6884 8821 Email: ken@enviroscience.com.au

Address: Head Laboratory, Unit 2, 7 Energy Place DUBBO NSW 2830

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: 

$60 per sample

 

 

Safe Work and Environments Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 17092

www.swe.com.au

Contact: R Knoph

Mobile: 0421 559 614 Phone: 02 8757 3611 Fax: 02 8757 3612

Email: rknoph@swe.com.au

Address: 35/103 Majors Bay Road, CONCORD NSW 2137

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: 

$40 plus GST

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $450 plus GST. Clearance certificate $250

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $500 – $800

 

SGS Australia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 2562

Environmental Services – Sydney Laboratory

www.au.sgs.com

Contact: Mr A Bibin Phone: (02) 8594 0400 Fax: (02) 8594 0499

Email: alexander.bibin@sgs.com

Address: 16/33 Maddox Street,  ALEXANDRIA NSW 2015

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: 

$50 minimum $200 per batch

 

 

 

 

VICTORIA

Australian Laboratory Services Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 825

ALS Environmental Laboratory

Melbourne Environmental Laboratory

www.alsglobal.com

Contact: Mr H Lin

Phone: (03) 8549 9600 Fax: (03) 8549 9626

Email: herman.lin@alsglobal.com

Address: 2-4 Westall Road, SPRINGVALE VIC 3171

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround:

$ 120.00

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:

$ 80.00

 

 

Coffey Environments Australia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 2220

Melbourne Laboratory

www.coffey.com

Contact: Mr T Anderson

Mobile: 0404 030 297 Phone: 03 9290 7000 Fax: 03 9290 7499

Email: Tim_Anderson@Coffey.com

Address: 3G Marine Parade, Abbotsford VIC 3067

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, 24-48 hours turnaround is $69.

There is also a chain if custody fee of $220.00 per batch of samples.

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:  $34.50 plus $220 batch fee.

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: Cost is $130 per hour.

 

Cost of sample analysis is $34.50 plus $220 batch fee.

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $130 per hour

 

Greencap – NAA PTY LTD

Accreditation No: 5450

Melbourne laboratory

www.greencap.com.au

Contact: Ms J Brunner

Phone: (03) 9890 8811 Fax: (03) 9890 8911

Email: jessica.brunner@greencap.com.au

Address: Level 1, 677 High Street KEW EAST VIC 3102

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround:

$55.00 per sample Ex GST

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:

$35.00 per sample Ex GST

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $550.00 per shift Ex GST

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: Do not undertake residential audits at this stage

 

Hygienics

Accreditation No: 15234

www.hygienics.com.au

Contact: Ms Filippis

Mobile: 0439 520 105 Phone: 03 5222 4133 Fax: 03 5222 4188

Email: office@hygienics.com.au

Address: 16 Riversdale Road, NEWTOWN VIC 3220

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $ 100.00

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $ 500.00

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $ 1000.00

 

Identifibre Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 15132

www.identifibre.com.au

Contact: Mr K Phillips

Phone: (03) 9570 1555

Fax: (03) 9570 1400

Email: contact@identifibre.com.au

Address: Suite 2: 207 – 209 Warrigal Road, OAKLEIGH VIC 3166

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround: $ 132.00

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $99.00

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring:$ 500.00

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property:$ 700.00 – $1,000.00

 

Safe Environments Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 17139

Asbestos Check Melbourne

www.AsbestosTesting.com.au

Contact: Ms T Walsh

Mobile: 0420 227 990

Phone: 03 9604 0700

Email: Melbourne@SafeEnvironments.com.au

Address: Level 7, 552 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround:

$ 120.00

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $88.00

 

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring:$ 600.00

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property:$ 550.00

 

 

AMCOSH Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 2867

www.amcosh.com.au

Contact: Mr R Golec

Mobile: 0413 611 075 Phone: (03) 9731 1744 Fax: (03) 9742 2098

Email: enquiries@amcosh.com.au

Address: Suites 3 and 4, 112 Synnot St WERRIBEE VIC 3030

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: 

$90 including GST

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $725

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $600-$800 depending

 

Bureau Veritas Asset Integrity and Reliability Services

Accreditation No: 19586

Bureau Veritas HSE

www.bureauveritas.com.au

Contact: Ms S Hayes

Phone: (03) 9922 0700 Fax: (03) 9922 0760

Email: sam.hayes@au.bureauveritas.com

Address: Unit 3, 435 Williamstown Road, PORT MELBOURNE VIC 3207

 

 

Environmental Health Solutions Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 16765

www.ehsolutions.com.au

Contact: Mr P Ludowyk

Mobile: 0418 521 316 Phone: (03) 5228 0999 Fax: (03) 5228 0998

Email: pludowyk@ehsolutions.com.au

Address: 10/240 Pakington Street, WEST GEELONG VIC 3218

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:

$55

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $680

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: Roughly $500

 

 

EnviroProtect Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 10732

www.enviroprotect.com.au

Contact: Ms H Bouzas

Phone: (03) 9399 7999

Email: helen.kyriakou@enviroprotect.com.au admin@enviroprotect.com.au

Address:298 Kororoit Creek Road, WILLIAMSTOWN VIC 3016

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround:

$62.50 for 24 hour turnaround. Same day $75

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:

$50 plus GST.

 

 

ESP Environmental and Safety Professionals

Accreditation No: 3110

A division of Enviro – Net Australia Pty Ltd

www.environet.com.au

Contact: Mr D Whiting

Phone: (03) 9688 8000

Fax: (03) 9689 6470

Email: esp@esplabs.com.au

Address: Docklands Precinct, Unit 2B, 2 Parker Street

FOOTSCRAY VIC 3011

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround: $110 next business day.

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $55

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring:

$650 for clearance certificate after removal has taken place. $1250 per day.

 

Eurofins Environment Testing Australia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 1261

trading as Eurofins | mgt

Oakleigh Laboratory

http://environment.eurofins.com.au

Contact: Mr G Jackson

Mobile: 0405 106 965 Phone: (03) 8564 5000 Fax: (03) 8564 5090

Email: GlennJackson@eurofins.com.au

Address: 2-5 Kingston Town Close OAKLEIGH VIC 3166

 

 

Golder Associates Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 1910

Melbourne Laboratory

www.golder.com

Contact: Mr M Tulau

Mobile: 0407 012 951 Phone: (03) 8862 3655 Fax: (03) 8862 3501

Email: mtulau@golder.com.au

Address: Building 7, Botanica Corporate Park, 570-588 Swan Street

RICHMOND VIC 3121

 

 

HAZCON Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 13234

Asbestos Laboratory

www.hazcon.com.au

Contact: Mr I Good

Mobile: 0413 339 171 Phone: (03) 5633 2011 Fax: (03) 5633 2049

Email: hazcon@hazcon.com.au

Address: Baw Baw Technology Centre, 107 Princes Highway

TRAFALGAR VIC 3824

 

 

 

LRM Global Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 15684

www.lrmglobal.com.au

Contact: Mr J Lawson

Mobile: 0411 147 722 Phone: (03) 9371 3400 Fax: 03) 9371 3499

Email: jon.lawson@lrmglobal.com.au

Address: 65 Stubbs Street, KENSINGTON VIC 3031

 

 

Mairin OHS & E Consulting Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 15727

Mairin Asbestos Laboratory

www.mairin.net.au

Contact: Mr D Carman

Mobile: 0400 114 356 Phone: 03 5127 2311 Fax: 03 5127 2399

Email: mairin@dcsi.net.au

Address: 18-20 Kirk Street, MOE VIC 3825

 

 

 

Prensa Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 17366

Melbourne Laboratory

www.prensa.com.au

Contact: Mr V Gandhi

Phone: 03 9508 0100 Fax: 03 9509 6125

Email: vikas.gandhi@prensa.com.au

 

Address: Ground Floor, 261 – 271 Wattletree Road Malvern VIC 3144

 

 

 

SGS Australia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 2562

Traralgon Laboratory

www.au.sgs.com

Contact: Ms K Thompson

Phone: (03) 5172 1555 Fax: (03) 5174 9320

Email: kelly.thompson@sgs.com

Address: Lot 1, Unit 2, Traralgon Maffra Road Traralgon VIC 3844

 

 

 

Spyteq Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 3232

Contact: Mr A W Samman

Mobile: 0418 326 609 Phone: (03) 8711 8958

Email: spyteq@optusnet.com.au

Address: 54 Glenfern Rd, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUEENSLAND

Coffey Environments Australia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 2220

Brisbane Laboratory

www.coffey.com

Contact: Mr L McAlister-Smiley

Mobile: 0449 903 974

Phone: 07 3002 0454

Fax: 07 3002 0444

Email: lee_mcalister-smiley@coffey.com

Address: Level 2, 12 Creek St, Brisbane QLD 4000

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround: 24-48 hours turnaround is $69.

There is also a chain if custody fee of $220.00 per batch of samples.

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $34.50 plus $220 batch fee.

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: Cost is $130 per hour  Cost of sample analysis is $34.50 plus $220 batch fee.

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $130 per hour

 

COHLAB Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 19499

Trading as COHLABS

Contact: Mr M McKenzie

Phone: (07) 3015 7555

Email: enquiries@cohlabs.com.au

Address: Unit 6, 15 Musgrave Street WEST END QLD 4101

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround:

$55.00 per sample Ex GST

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: ‘

$35.00 per sample Ex GST

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $550.00 per shift Ex GST

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $900-$1200 Ex GST

 

Greencap – NAA PTY LTD

Accreditation No: 5450

Brisbane laboratory

www.greencap.com.au

Contact: Mr T Boskovic

Phone: 07 3514 9222

Fax: 07 3514 9220

Email: tony.boskovic@greencap.com.au

Address: Level 27, 288 Edward Street Brisbane QLD 4000

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround:

$55.00 per sample Ex GST

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:

$35.00 per sample Ex GST

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $550.00 per shift Ex GST’

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property:

Do not undertake residential audits at this stage

 

OCTIEF PTY LTD

Accreditation No: 15172

www.octief.com.au

Contact: Ms G Camacho

Mobile: 0406 743 136

Phone: 1800 628433

Email: ginna@octief.com.au

Address: Unit 34, 53 – 57 Link Drive, Yatala QLD 4207

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $ 120.00

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $ 500.00

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property:$ 600.00

 

SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 3130

Brisbane Laboratory

www.slrconsulting.com

Contact: D Egert

Mobile: 0408 714 006

Phone: (07) 3858 4800

Fax: (07) 3858 4801

Email: degert@slrconsulting.com

Address: Level 2, 15 Astor Terrace Spring Hill QLD 4000

The fees for our asbestos sample analysis are as follows:

 

                                5 Day     3 Day     2 Day         24hr        Same Day

 Asbestos sample:  $50         $70       $80           $100           $120

Soil/Dust Sample: $70         $90     $100            $120          $140

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: The fee to undertake airborne fibre

monitoring (up to 4 monitors) including travel, monitoring and report preparation would be $500/shift ex GST.  Generally, a shift would cover an 8hr working day. 

If we were required to provide airborne fibre monitoring 24hrs a day, the fee would be $750/24hrs ex. GST

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: The fee to undertake an asbestos survey of a Residential Dwelling including travel, asbestos materials survey, analysis of up to 5 samples and report preparation would be $950 ex GST.  Additional samples would be charges at our standard rate

(as detailed above).

 

Environmental & Laboratory Solutions Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 18452

envirolabsolutions.com.au

Contact: Ms Z Mason

Mobile: 0429 200 268 Phone: 07 3256 2302 Fax: 07 3256 2980

Email: zara.mason@envirolabsolutions.com.au

Address: Suite 31, 14 Argyle Street Albion QLD 4010

 

 

Queensland Alumina Limited

Accreditation No: 14170

Occupational Hygiene Group – Asbestos Monitoring Facility

www.qal.com.au

Contact: Mr A Riley

Mobile: 0417 721 909 Phone: (07) 4971 7023 Fax: (07) 4976 2538

Email: rileya@qal.com.au

Address:Parsons Point, GLADSTONE QLD 4680

 

 

Envirohealth Consulting Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 3375

Brisbane Laboratory

www.envirohealth.com.au

Contact: Mr C S Carlson

Mobile: 0418 191 648 Phone: (07) 3390 5344 Fax: (07) 3390 6244

Email: craig@envirohealth.com.au

Address: 7/210 Queensport Road North, MURARRIE QLD 4172

 

 

Queensland Testing Laboratory Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 14783

clarkemanagement.com

Contact: Mr S F Clarke

Mobile: 0408 704 809 Phone: (07) 5499 6996 Fax: (07) 5499 6990

Email: qtl@clarkemanagement.com

Address:2 Development Court, CALOUNDRA QLD 4551

 

 

 

SGS Australia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 2562

Environmental Services – Cairns Laboratory

www.au.sgs.com

Contact: Mr J Dicker

Phone: (07) 4035 5111 Fax: (07) 4035 5122

Email: jon.dicker@sgs.com

Address: 2/58 Comport Street, CAIRNS QLD 4870

 

 

 

SAES Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 19507

Safe Air Environmental Services

www.safeaires.com.au

Contact: Mr D Boswell

Mobile: 0438 369 079 Phone: 07 3311 5622

Email: enquiries@safeaires.com.au

Address: Suite 3B, 19 Days Road Windsor QLD 4030

 

 

Environmental & Laboratory Solutions Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 18452

Laboratory

envirolabsolutions.com.au

Contact: Ms Z Mason

Mobile: 0429 200 268 Phone: 07 3256 2302 Fax: 07 3256 2980

Email: zara.mason@envirolabsolutions.com.au

Address: Suite 31, 14 Argyle Street Albion QLD 4010

 

 

Field Engineers Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 19651

Field Enviro

www.fieldenviro.com.au

Contact: Mr D Corbett

Mobile: 0457 855 751 Phone: 07 4952 1303 Fax: 07 4952 1306

Email: dave.c@fieldenviro.com.au

Address: Unit 8, 38-42 Margaret Vella Drive, PAGET QLD 4741

 

 

GCG Health Safety & Hygiene

Accreditation No: 16791

Townsville Laboratory

www.gcg.net.au

Contact: Ms M Cassells

Phone: 07 4725 0659 Fax: 07 4725 4908

Email: Mireille@gcg.net.au

Address: 57 Leyland Street,  Garbutt QLD 4818

 

 

Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 9607

www.pb.com.au

Contact: Mr P G Carr

Phone: (07) 3854 6204 Fax: (07) 3854 6500

Email: PCarr@pb.com.au

Address: Level 4, North Bank Plaza, 69 Ann Street BRISBANE QLD 4000

 

 

Prensa Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 17366

Brisbane Laboratory

www.prensa.com.au

Contact: Miss S Simmonds

Mobile: 0450 530 573 Phone: (07) 3291 9700

Email: susan.simmonds@prensa.com.au

Address: Level 2, 15 Mayneview Street MILTON QLD 4064

 

 

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Health Safety Environment Australia Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 15696

www.hseaustralia.com.au

Contact: Ms L Ly

Mobile: 0448 861 871

Phone: (08) 8152 0555

Fax: (08) 8152 0500

Email: lly@hseaustralia.com.au

Address: 193 Henley Beach Road, Mile End SA 5031

 

 

 

 

ACT

ACT Health

Accreditation No: 1287

Environmental Chemistry

ACT Government Analytical Laboratory

Contact: Mr I Fox

Phone: (02) 6205 8718 Fax: (02) 6205 8703 Email: ian.fox@act.gov.au

Address: 25 Mulley Street, HOLDER ACT 2611

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround:

No extra charge for express service

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:

$ 95.00 including GST

 

Lancaster and Dickenson Consulting Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 19512

Lancaster and Dickenson Head Office

www.landd.com.au

Contact: Mr K Lancaster

Mobile: 0477 477 757 Phone: 02 6280 0203 Email: admin@landd.com.au

Address: 8/285 Canberra Avenue,  FYSHWICK ACT 2609

 

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Greencap – NAA PTY LTD

Accreditation No: 5450

Darwin Laboratory

www.greencap.com.au

Contact: Mr Mark Hopper

Mobile: 0400 254 401 Phone: (08) 8984 4244 Fax: (08) 8984 3105

Email: mark.hopper@greencap.com.au

Address: Unit 11, 14 Winnellie Road, WINNELLIE NT 0820

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround:

$55.00 per sample Ex GST

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:

$35.00 per sample Ex GST

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $550.00 per shift Ex GST

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: Do not undertake

residential audits at this stage.

 

Octief Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 15172

Darwin Site

www.octief.com.au

Contact: Mr J Ambrose

Mobile: 0403 230 166 Phone: 1800 628 433 Fax: 07 3382 6895

Email: james.ambrose@octeif.com.au

Address: Unit 12/16 Charlton Court, Woolner NT 0820

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround: $ 120.00

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring: $ 500.00

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property: $ 600.00

 

SITE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT AND REMEDIATION SERVICES

Address – 48-50 Smith Street

Phone: 61 8 8943 0636

sers.net.au

$25 per sample

 

 

 

 

TASMANIA

Injury Prevention Services Pty Ltd

Accreditation No: 18898

www.ipmsafety.com.au

Contact: Mr R Jackson

Mobile: 0417 519 219 Phone: (03) 6278 7831 Fax: (03) 6278 7122

Email: richardjackson@ipmsafety.com.au

Address: 11 Tullah Road, Mornington TAS 7018

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, express turnaround:

$ 100.00

 

Cost of single asbestos sample to be analyzed, standard turnaround:

$ 80.00 exclusive of GST

 

Cost of 24 hour air monitoring:$ 840.00 per period of monitoring

 

Cost of an asbestos audit on residential property:$ 800.00 plus GST

 

HOW TO TAKE AN ASBESTOS SAMPLE FOR LABORATORY ANALYSIS

There will be a time when a suspect material needs to be positively

identified as either containing asbestos or not containing asbestos. In my

previous articles, I have given some clues to on how to identify asbestos and

non asbestos building materials. Though these maybe be good for an initial

assessment, ultimately the only way to determine if a material contains asbestos fibers or not is to have it laboratory tested.

 

Proper analysis of asbestos can only be done with some highly specialized

equipment. Depending on the type of sample to be analysed, these methods

include:

  • Polarised Light Microscopy (PLM)
  • Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM)
  • Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer microanalysis (EDS)

 

Below left:Asbestos (crocidolite) fibres as seen using Polarised Light Microscopy (PLM).

 

Below right: Asbestos insulation board magnified.

insulation-board magnified 

Three good reasons for sampling suspect materials:

 

Occupational health and safety. During a renovation or demolition you

should make clear whether or not any suspect material contains asbestos.

Any material with a positive result will need to be dealt with carefully during

removal and disposal. Not only is this vital for DIY (Do It Yourself)

renovators, but for any subcontractors working on your site with any

suspect material. A laboratory report with a negative result will go a long

way to convincing subcontractors they do not need to worry about working

with asbestos.

Disposal and demolition clearance. Asbestos has become increasingly

harder and more expensive to dispose of. For example, many profiles of

Hardiflex and Hardifence are difficult to distinguish between those

containing asbestos and those made from the safe cellulose based material.

Many waste disposal operators specifically state not to dispose of any asbestos products with general waste as this may cause an entire skip bin or truck load to be rejected at the refuse site.

A laboratory report will make clear any asbestos and non asbestos material. Also, any old hessian carpet underlay, vinyl tiles and lino may contain asbestos which may concern waste disposal operators.

If you’re hiring a skip bin to dispose of a large amount of non asbestos fiber cement sheeting for example, a lab report will provide some documented evidence of the composition, if some question is raised by the disposal company.

Sale of property. Generally any asbestos present on a property …or

material suspected of being asbestos will detract from the sale price. A

negative lab result (no asbestos detectable) of suspect  material will be a

bonus, as any renovations or additions done with asbestos free fibro can be

proven to be asbestos free. A laboratory report is hard to argue with.

 

How to take a sample for laboratory analysis.

Equipment you need:

Pliers, resealable plastic bags, P2 respirator mask with disposable cartridge,

disposable rubber gloves, PVA glue, plastic drop sheet, water spray bottle.

sampling equipment and tools

mask and gloves

Preparation:

  • Lay down a plastic drop sheet to catch any loose material that may fall off while sampling.
  • Put on respirator mask and disposable gloves.
  • If you’re doing a particularly dirty job or overhead sampling then wear a pair of disposable coveralls.
  • Turn off any fans or air conditioning if you’re inside. If outside, then sample on a non windy day.

Sampling procedure:

 

  • Dampen down the area with the water spray bottle.
  • Remove a thumbnail sized piece of material with the pliers. For fibre
  • cement sheeting, take the sample from a corner edge or along an
  • existing hole or crack.
  • Place sample into a resealable plastic bag..
  • Double bag the sample along with date and location information
  • and asbestos caution warning.

 

Procedure for sampling fibre cement.

asbestos sampling technique

 

Sampling for asbestos in lino (and lino underlay) and vinyl tiles.

Sampling for asbestos in lino and vinyl tiles

Some older lino and lino underlay/backing may contain asbestos as do some

older vinyl tiles. To take a sample, find an open edge of the lino and snip off

a triangular shape. If you can’t find an open edge then try using a hole

punch to take a sample. With vinyl tiles, use a stanley trimmer to cut a

corner off and then lift it carefully with a paint scraper. A hole punch may

also be work. It may also be wise to take a few samples from different

locations so that you have a representative sample size.

 

Sampling carpet underlay

sampling carpet underlay

 

Sampling friable asbestos

If you’re unfortunate enough to encounter friable asbestos, then you’d better

be extra cautious. Friable asbestos is loosely bound material that can easily

be crumbled or crushed by hand into a powder when dry(don’t do that) and

therefore has the potential to release  asbestos fibres quite easily. Friable

asbestos may be found in such places as old heaters and stoves, fuse boxes,

ceiling insulation (very rare), acoustic ceiling tiles, lagging on hot water

pipes and some types of decorative ceilings.

Friable asbestos: Boiler hot water pipe lagging and decorative ceilings

If you encounter any of this, then I’d strongly recommendcalling in a

professional asbestos consultant, as friable asbestos should be treated with

care. Also keep in mind some Australian states require friable asbestos to be

removed by a licensed removalist with an A class certificate. If you insist on

sampling friable asbestos yourself then make sure you’re equipped with: full

body coveralls, P2 cartridge respirator, safety glasses and disposal gloves. In

addition you will need a plastic drop sheet to collect any spillage, a water

sprayer, pointed pliers, tweezers, scissors and PVA glue.

Procedure:

  • Turn off any fans or air conditioning and close any doors or windows.
  • Lay down a plastic drop sheet to collect any spillage.
  • Spray sampling area with water to reduce dust.
  • Use tweezers, pliers or scissors to take a sample and put into bag,
  • then seal it. Double bag this along with an asbestos warning, date and
  • location.
  • Seal sampled area with PVA/water solution.
  • Clean up.

Bagging your Samples.

Double bag sample. Caution label with date and location

Above: Double bag the sample along with a warning label, date and

location.

 

Clean up:

  • Seal the edges with PVA glue such as Aquadhere where the sample was
  • taken.
  • Carefully wrap up the plastic drop sheet with tape and then put this into
  • another plastic rubbish bag.
  • Wipe down the tools and equipment with a dampened rag.
  • Place disposable gloves into rubbish bag along dampened rag and drop sheet.
  • Seal plastic bag.
  • Wash hands and clothing.
  • Keep respirator on until clean up is completed

cleanup tools and dispose of all contaminated material in a plastic bag

 

Laboratory cost and results.

A complete laboratory analysis with a report may cost between $40 to $140

depending on the type of sample submitted and type of analysis method

used. TEM/SEM analysis will be more expensive than PLM analysis.