Sample submission

Sample collection and submission forms

All samples must be accompanied by the appropriate sample submission form. Samples accompanied by incomplete forms will not be accepted in accordance with NSW DPI Laboratory Services Terms and Conditions. For assistance completing these forms contact Customer Service.

Animal testing

Submission forms

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Sample collection guides

Sample collection videos

Additional information

For detailed information on collection techniques, suitable sample types and specimen requirements for a range of commonly requested tests refer to the Veterinary Test List.

Animal feed testing

Submission form

Additional information

Chemistry testing

Submission form

Insect identification

Submission form

Additional information

Livestock for export

Submission forms

Additional information

For detailed information on collection techniques, suitable sample types and specimen requirements for a range of commonly requested tests refer to the Veterinary Test List.

Oil testing Service

Submission forms

Additional information

  • Olive oil sample collection kits  are available from NSW DPI Laboratory Services by contacting Customer Service. Olive oil sampling kits include a sample submission form, sample collection guide and pre-paid postage to the laboratory.

Plant health, pest & disease

Submission form

Additional information

Plant nutrition

Submission form

Soil testing

Submission form

  • Soil testing submission form is included in the Soil Sampling Kit. To request a Soil Sampling Kit contact Customer Service.

Additional information

  • Soil sample collection guide

Water testing

Submission form

  • Water sampling kit are available from the NSW DPI Environmental Laboratory by contacting Customer Service on 02 66261103. You can also pick up kits from DPI and Local Land Service Offices or order online. Water Sampling kits include a sample bottle, sample submission form, information sheet and a pre-paid postage mail cylinder
  • Water sampling kits can be used for testing many water sources including: dam, creek, river, bore, well and tank water.
  • Drinking water for Human consumption requires an additional analysis (E Coli and Total Coliforms). Special kits are required for these samples and can be obtained from NSW DPI Environmental Laboratory by contacting Customer Service on 02 66261103
  • Water sampling kits are free to receive however there is a charge associated with the testing after the sample is sent to the laboratory and results are reported.

Courier services and specimen delivery

NSW DPI utilises the services of the following nominated couriers:

  • Metrostate Couriers
  • StarTrack

Please contact the Customer Service for courier account details and to arrange pre-printed, pre-paid consignment notes. Couriers can then be contacted directly to make bookings and arrange collection of packages. Please contact Customer Service to arrange after-hours or same day deliveries

Commercial couriers may use either road or air transport and specimens should therefore be packed in accordance with International Air Transport Association (IATA) requirements. Most submission sent by veterinarians to the SVDL for testing are defined as “Biological Substance Category B” and must be packed according to the IATA packing instructions 650 (Biological Substance Category B). As requirements for transport can change, customers should consult with their transport agent to obtain current requirements.

Samples may also be hand delivered to the site during normal business hours.

Sample type

Laboratory

Delivery Address

Animal (including aquatic animals)

NSW DPI Laboratory Services (SVDL)

EMAI, Woodbridge Road, Menangle NSW 2568

Animal feed

Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute

Pine Gully Road, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

Edible oils, oilseeds

Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute

Pine Gully Road, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

Insects

Biosecurity Collections Unit, Orange Agricultural Institute

1447 Forest Road, Orange NSW 2800

Plants - plant health, pests & disease

NSW DPI Laboratory Services (PHDS)

Woodbridge Road, Menangle NSW 2568

Plants - plant nutrition

Wollongbar Primary Industries Institute

1243 Bruxner Highway, Wollongbar NSW 2477

Water

Wollongbar Primary Industries Institute

1243 Bruxner Highway, Wollongbar NSW 2477

Soil

Wollongbar Primary Industries Institute

1243 Bruxner Highway, Wollongbar NSW 2477