Laboratories and Analysts under the Food Act 2001

The Food Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the approval by SA Health of laboratories and analysts for the purpose of carrying out analysis of food under the Act.

SA Health must maintain a list of approved laboratories and analysts, which is publically available. The list of approved laboratories and analysts in South Australia is provided below.

Laboratories are approved on the basis of accreditation received from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). Approval has been made conditional on the laboratories retaining this accreditation.

Analysts are approved on the basis that they are authorised to release test results as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Field Application Document issued by NATA. Approval has been made conditional on the analysts retaining employment with the laboratories identified above.

Applying to be an approved laboratory or analyst

To apply to become an approved laboratory or analyst, please complete:

All applications and supporting documents can be forwarded to SA Health's Food and Controlled Drugs Branch.

Address: Citi Centre Building, 11 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide SA 5000
Postal address: PO Box 6 Rundle Mall Adelaide SA 5001


If approval is granted, written approval will be given to the applicant setting out any conditions to which the approval is subject. An approval remains in force until it is cancelled.

Analytical Consulting Services Laboratories

Postal address: 37 Stubbs St, Kensington VIC 3031
Phone: (03) 9220 0115
Web page:


  • Vince Murone

Australian Salmonella Reference Centre

Postal address: Australian Salmonella Reference Centre

Women's and Children's Hospital, 5th Floor Rieger Building, King William Road, North Adelaide SA 5006

Phone: (08) 8161 8543 or (08) 8161 8919


  • Helen Hocking
  • Mark Turra

BVAQ Pty Ltd

Postal address: BVAQ Pty Ltd, 3/435 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
Phone: (03) 8371 7600
Web page:


  • Allan Gunn
  • Anuradha Mani
  • Barry Sun
  • Bina Rajesh
  • Brenda Singco
  • Courtney Covell
  • Delwisa Vidal
  • Dennis Cheang
  • Gavin Gu
  • Haiyan Li
  • Judy Zhang
  • Lee Kennedy
  • Manpreet Kalsi
  • Nadia Brooker
  • Rajesh Sassivilasam
  • Sujith Perera
  • Vivienne Matthews
  • Wendy Zheng
  • Yumi Owada

National Measurement Institute

Postal address: National Measurement Institute, 1/153 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207

Phone: (03) 9644 4888
Web page:


  • Dean Clarke
  • Devika Kodituwakku
  • Dianne Hillsley
  • George Dabos
  • Hao Nguyen
  • Hema Matampally
  • Jason Lu
  • Jon Richards
  • Katherine Stockham
  • Louise Stevenson
  • Michelle Orlinski
  • Munifa Puente
  • Nunzio Limongiello
  • Paul Adorno
  • Saman Buddhadasa
  • Sebastian Barone
  • Tim Stobau
  • Trevor Milne

SA Analytical Laboratory Services Pty Ltd

Postal address: 53A Lavinia St, Athol Park SA 5012
Phone: 1300 386 811
Web page:

  • Geoffrey Laurie Holds

SA Pathology Food and Environmental Laboratory

Postal address: SA Pathology, Food and Environmental Laboratory, PO Box 14 Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: (08) 8222 3000
Web page:


  • Fil Lagala
  • Robert Cox
  • Sandra Fry
  • Shannon Coombs

Symbio Laboratories Pty Ltd – Melbourne Branch

Postal address: 52 Brandl Street, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113

Phone: 1300 703 166
Web page:


  • Kashif Ahmed
  • Manisha Ben Kachhadia
  • Sarah Batticciotto
  • XinYue Wang

Symbio Laboratories Pty Ltd – Sydney Branch

Postal address: 52 Brandl Street, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113

Phone: 1300 703 166
Web page:


  • Alan Floyd
  • Diana Korniewicz
  • Dorna Homainejad
  • Faren Nasiri
  • Harry Xiu
  • Matthew James Ryan
  • Mia Chen
  • Michael Chapman
  • Suganthini Kanthan