Australian ISTA Laboratories

The Australian department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry authorises some ISTA accredited laboratories for purity analysis of seeds imported for planting and consumption.

Click this link to see their list of approved laboratories

The International Seed Testing Association was founded in 1924 during the 4th International Seed Testing Congress held in Cambridge, UK.

Membership consists of Member Laboratories and Sampling Entities, Personal Members and Associate Members, from 83 countries/distinct economies.

More than 130 of the Member Laboratories are accredited by ISTA and entitled to issue ISTA Certificates. The membership is a diverse collaboration of seed scientists and analysts from universities, research centres and seed testing laboratories around the world.

You can search the ISTA Site for the latest list of their various members (you may need to accept cookies before this link will resolve).

The Australian Seeds Authority has established, developed and manages Seed Certification in Australia. This is fully consistent with the OECD Schemes for the Varietal Certification and the Control of Seed Moving in International Trade. Currently authorised ISTA laboratories used for ASA scheme testing include the following. 
  • AUDL0100 Seed Services Australia; Seed Testing Station. Department of Primary Industry & Regions SA – PIRSA Plant Research Centre, Gate 2A, Hartley Grove, Waite Campus, Urrbrae, South Australia 5064. nicholas.koch@sa.gov.au
  • AUDL0200 Australian Seed Labs. 71-73 Croft Crescent, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350. seedlab@australianseedlabs.com.au
  • AUDL0600 Tasmanian Seed Laboratory. Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania. 165 Westbury Rd, Prospect Vale, Tasmania 7250. ashlee.mitchell@nre.tas.gov.au
  • AUDL0700 DDLS Seed Testing and Certification. Seed Testing Station. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, 3 Baron-Hay Court, South Perth, Western Australia 6151. agwestplantlabs@agric.wa.gov.au
  • AUDL0900 BVAQ Pty.Ltd. Bureau Veritas AsureQuality Australia (BVAQ). 3–5 Lilee Crescent, Tullamarine, Victoria 3043. seedsadmin@bvaq.com
  • AUML1300 AgEtal Seed Laboratory. Quarantine Laboratory room, Upper Floor, Unit 3, 24-26 Carroll Street, Wilsonton, Queensland 4350. lab@agetal.com.au

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