Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL)

Historical Soil Data Capture Payments Program

The Australian Government has engaged Southern Cross University as a data broker for the Historical Soil Data Capture Payments Program. Farmers and land managers may be eligible to receive payments of up to $10,000 in exchange for sharing their historical soil information through the program.

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

Pilot Soil Monitoring Incentives Program

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

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

All mail/courier direct to EAL, Lismore

Sample deliveries are coming directly to the laboratory in Lismore. Please use the following addresses.


Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL)

Southern Cross University

PO Box 157



Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL)

Southern Cross University

Military Road


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 Reasearch 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.

COVID-19 response

We are OPEN for business. We plan to provide continuing service by changing staffing arrangements and maintaining additional, stringent lab protocols:

  • We have increased the floor space of the lab
  • The lab is sterilised throughout the day to minimise the chance of viral transmission
  • Excellent laboratory hygiene practices have always been a priority, we have further upgraded these for the current times
  • Samples are now dropped off to an outside area and disinfected before further processing
  • There is a strict policy of isolation on presentation of any illness
  • We are and will continue to adhere to all government health directives

We appreciate your support; please keep sending samples for analysis.

All specific actions related to significant changes in operations will be provided by SCU; we recommend you refer to this frequently for status updates.

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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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