Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL)

End of year holiday closure

The staff at EAL would like to thank you for your support during 2022.

We will be closed from Thursday 22 December, 2022. Our regular sample receipting will resume on Tuesday 3 January, 2023.

To enable reporting before the end of the year, please observe the December cut-off dates.

Most samples received after the above dates will be analysed ASAP. However, completed results may not be reported until the New Year.

Pilot Soil Monitoring Incentives Program

EAL is working with the Australian Government to deliver certified soil testing to farmers and land managers through the Pilot Soil Monitoring Incentives Program.

Due to climatic conditions around the country, including flooding and higher than average rainfall, Southern Cross University (SCU) and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry have agreed to conclude the pilot Soil Monitoring Incentives Program at the end of Tranche 2 (instead of 30 June 2023). Applications are due at close of business on 23 December 2022. All soil sampling under the program must be completed by 28 February 2023. If you are sampling for Emissions Reduction Fund carbon projects please discuss your sampling completion date with SCU as an earlier deadline may apply.

More details and registration for the Program can be found on the Pilot Soil Program page.

Analytical services

The Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL) specialises in a range of quality analytical services:

Operating since 1993, EAL is part of Southern Cross University (SCU), located at the Lismore campus. Along with partner laboratory the Analytical Research Laboratory (ARL), EAL sits within the Southern Cross Analytical Research Services unit. 

Strong partnerships with ARL - a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved commercial/research facility providing specialist capabilities in applied phytochemistry, crop quality and herbal medicine quality control - and SCU's Special Research Centres, along with EAL's flexibility and capacity to diversify, enables the laboratory to adopt new and innovative techniques as they are developed and tested, through ongoing research.

Management and staff have a strong commitment to quality assurance. EAL holds NATA accreditation for a wide range of tests. All analysis is backed by rigorous quality control procedures, with proven reproducibility through regular proficiency trials. EAL provides world-standard work in the shortest possible time frame, at commercially competitive prices. Full confidentiality and security are provided for all analytical work.

To submit samples to EAL, please refer to the Sample submission page for delivery address, Turn-around times and pricing information.

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Contact Us

T: (02) 6620 3678
F: (02) 6620 3957
E: eal@scu.edu.au

Environmental Analysis Laboratory

Southern Cross University
Military Road
East Lismore NSW 2480

ABN 41 995 651 524

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8am - 4pm

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