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Drinking water quality testing laboratories

Under the Safe Drinking Water Act 2011 drinking water providers are required to use approved laboratories for water quality testing. The list of approved laboratories below includes both National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratories and facilities approved by SA Health.  Contact the relevant facility directly to confirm any transport or sampling requirements.

NATA accredited laboratories

NATA accredited laboratories are recognised by SA Health as approved laboratories as defined under the Safe Drinking Water Regulations 2012, Regulation 13.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and only includes laboratories that SA Health is aware of. Please refer to the the NATA website for a complete list of NATA accredited facilities.

Laboratories

Adelaide Microbiology Service - Hendon, SA

  • Microbiological testing

Australian Laboratory Services (ALS) - Pooraka, SA

  • Microbiological testing
  • Chemical testing

Australian Water Quality Centre (AWQC) - Adelaide, SA

  • Microbiological testing
  • Chemical testing

Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries - Darwin Water Microbiology Laboratory

  • Microbiological testing

Healthscope Pathology - Wayville, SA

  • Microbiological testing

Primary Industries S.A - South Australian Shellfish Quality Assurance Program (SASQAP) Laboratory, Lincoln Marine Science Centre, Port Lincoln

  • Microbiological testing

SA Pathology (trading as IMVS) - Adelaide

  • Microbiological testing

SA Health approved laboratories

SA Health approved laboratories or testing facilities are not NATA accredited for the tests provided but are approved by SA Health as detailed under Section 28 of the Act.

Currently there are no approved laboratories

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