Submit Samples

Our submission forms can be downloaded in either Microsoft Word Format (editable) or PDF format which can be printed and completed manually. Please contact us if you have queries or require assistance with logistics.

Address for Consignment:

LabWest Minerals Analysis Pty Ltd
10 Hod Way
Malaga WA 6090

Tel: (08) 9248 9321
E-mail: enquiries@labwest.net

Interstate Submissions

Submitting samples from outside Western Australia.

Freight:

LabWest recommends Network Express freight services: freight@networkexpress.net.au
Sample freight may be booked to LabWest’s account with Network Express and will be on-charged at cost.

Information on Biological Samples:

  • Clearly label names and addresses of sender and receiver.
  • Ensure all samples, boxes and pallet are securely package.
  • Have a clear description of the sample material contained within the consignment eg. “Mineral Exploration soil samples”
  • Make sure the transport company is aware of the consignment material as they may have to declare it at the border.
  • LabWest is a Quarantine WA approved Premise (W0699-02-QF-LA)
  • Click here for LabWest WAQIS Quarantine Certificate

Interstate Importation of Vegetation Samples into Western Australia

Importation of Plant material into Western Australia is controlled by the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007. As a result, there are strict laws in place to regulate the movement of plant material across the WA border, within Australia. Therefore, when submitting vegetation samples collected in other Australian states or territories to LabWest for Biogeochemical analysis, the following check list should be followed:

  • Check on the WA Organism List (https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/organisms) that the plant is category S11- Unrestricted. If the plant is restricted, it may need an import permit. Eucalypts will generally require a permit.
  • All plant specimens must be:
    • not knowingly infested or diseased,
    • not infested with live insects,
    • free from excessive soil.
  • Package the samples securely.
    • Package the samples in a sealed plastic bag within an outer container or package. It is good practice to pre-dry the samples somewhat, if possible, to minimise any rot forming during transport.
    • Pack them tightly with padding to minimise movement within the consignment.
    • Use good quality boxes.
  • Clearly label names and addresses of sender and receiver.
  • Have a clear description of the sample material contained within the consignment. Use common names and scientific names where possible. e.g. label as ‘spinifex (Triodia) samples’ and not just a generic ‘plant samples’.
  • Make sure that the transport company is aware of the consignment material as they may have to declare it at the border.
  • LabWest is a Quarantine WA approved Premise (W0699-02-QF-LA).
  • Click here for LabWest WAQIS Quarantine Certificate
  • International Submissions

Submitting samples from outside Australia:

An Import Permit from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service is required.

Click here for LabWest’s Import Permit: Permit No. 0006677775

We request that when sending samples to LabWest, all samples are packaged securely – ideally in new, high-strength paper packets such as wire-tie Geochem packets. (Note that only 100-200g of -2mm sample is required to be submitted for UltraFine+ analysis). 

All consignment packaging must:

  • be clean and new
  • be clearly labelled with name and address of sender and receiver
  • have a clear description of the sample material in the consignment. This should be as specific as practical, for example “Soil samples for mineral exploration analysis” or “Rock samples for analysis”. (It is not acceptable to just put “Samples for analysis”).

Complete and attach a Manufacturers or Exporter’s Declaration on your company letterhead.

Consignments of samples must be free from biosecurity risk materials such as insects, animal debris, seeds, bark or soil.

LabWest is an Approved Biosecurity Arrangement facility where samples are subject to mandatory heat treatment on receipt. This is a process whereby the samples are heated to 160°C for 2 hours. This treatment is required even if the samples have already been treated prior to importing into Australia. (Please note that while all due care is taken and procedure is rigorously followed, this process can have adverse effects on the samples including loss due to sample combustion.)

Delivery Address Details:

LabWest Minerals Analysis Pty Ltd
Approved Arrangement W2147
10 Hod Way
Malaga, WA, 6090
Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 9248 9321

 

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Logistics assistance and sample delivery can be provided by ICE cargo:

ICE Cargo
Fremantle, Western Australia
PH: +61(8) 6215 1107
e-mail: srowe@icecargo.com.au
Web: icecargo.com.au