Analytical Services

Tailored to meet the needs of the water industry and other allied industries that require high level analytical services

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Field Services

Comprehensive sampling facility, field sampling & online analyser maintenance team covering all major scientific disciplines.

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Research and Innovation Services

Tailored investigations to generate new knowledge, improve system performance, reduce risk and increase business efficiency and effectiveness using innovative approaches.




The poo detectives

The Australian Water Quality Centre (AWQC )is using ground-breaking DNA technology to identify the source of faecal contamination in water sources. By tracking environmental DNA we can determine which animal (or organism) is present in, or impacting, a particular water source. All that is required to identify organisms are 1 litre samples of water or 1 gram samples of soil ...


Australian Water Quality Centre - Melbourne Laboratory

In response to customer demand, AWQC is pleased to open its Melbourne laboratory to better service the time-critical analytical needs of the Victorian water industry. With over 80 years’ experience, our specialist water utility services are dedicated to ensuring public health through the measurement and analysis of water and wastewater, across the complete water cycle.


Soil Testing – AWQC places the pedal to the metal

Trace and heavy metals occur naturally in soils and rocks. Increasingly, human activities (industrial pollution) are contributing higher quantities of these metals into the environment and, as they accumulate, both human and environmental health can ultimately suffer. Possible sources of metal pollution into the ecosystem include combustion of fossil fuels, municipal waste incineration, industrial processes producing wastewater and emitting pollutants ...

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Contact Details

Australian Water Quality Centre

Ph: +61 1300 65 33 66
Fax: +61 1300 88 31 71

AWQC - Adelaide
250 Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga
Adelaide, South Australia  5000

AWQC – Melbourne
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Centre for Medical Research
Level 5 / 1H Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria  3050

PO Box 1751, Adelaide South Australia  5001

Business Hours

Adelaide - 8:30am - 5:00pm Mon - Fri
Melbourne - 9:00am - 4:30pm Mon - Fri

Sample Receipt Hours

Adelaide - 8:30am - 8:00pm Mon - Tues
Adelaide - 8:30am - 4:30pm Wed - Fri
Melbourne - 9:00am - 4:30pm Mon - Fri

Goods Delivery Hours

Adelaide - 8:30am - 3:30pm Mon - Fri
Melbourne - 9:00am - 4:30pm Mon - Fri