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Laboratory Services

At SESL Australia we work closely with our onsite laboratory to ensure your project is closely managed from start to completion; working hard to ensure projects are compliant with the required legislation and delivered on time and budget.

Our in-house NATA accredited laboratory allows for all your project needs to be catered for in one centralised location. Clients come to SESL Australia to get a better experience of service and technical excellence. Our team draw together a wide experience in environmental sciences and resource recovery to develop a project approach that supports our clients end objectives.

Urban Horticulture


Our Laboratory provides a diverse range of landscape and urban horticultural tests. Some of these include passive amenity turf, sports fields (USGA), bunker sands, cricket wickets, mass planting, garden beds, street trees, on slab podiums, green walls, green roofs, rain gardens, stormwater filtration systems, wetlands and display beds. Our laboratory testing of sports fields and racetracks is fundamental to the success of our design and specification of new fields, as well as management and amelioration of these soils.

Landscape Soil Testing
Sports fields & Racetracks Testing
Lawn & turf Testing

Specialist Soil Testing


The capabilities of our laboratory enable our team to conduct a diverse range of testing on specialist soils for specification and validation. This testing concludes the suitability of soils for particular sites, inclusive of sensitive plant species.

Biofiltration Media

Bespoke Soil Testing

Structural soils


Green Walls

Commercial Soils

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Our laboratory conducts testing on commercial composts, mulch, soil conditioners and potting mixes. We provide the full range of testing as per AS 4454, 4419 & 3743. The testing assesses the performance and efficiency of both on-the-market and prior to market products. Additionally, SESL tests the chemical and physical characteristics to satisfy national compliance declarations and abide by Australian Standards and regulations in the industry. Fertiliser testing is also conducted inclusive of NPK ratios and micronutrient contributions.

Compost Testing
Potting Mix Testing
Fertiliser testing
AS 4419, 4454, 3743

Remediation & Revegetation


We conduct testing specific to the aim of soil rehabilitation and revegetation. At SESL, we provide roadside vegetation and revegetation testing for NSW RMS R178, R179 and QLD MRTS form testing. We also conduct testing specific to the rehabilitation of soils located on old mine sites.

Mine Rehabilitation

Roadside Vegetation & revegetation

Soil Remediation

Plant Tissue Testing


Plant tissue analysis allows you to determine the nutrients for optimal crop production and quality. It also allows for an in-depth understanding of the interaction between the soil media and the plant nutrient uptake. Our laboratory testing can provide results which can then be used to get to the root of plant issues. Plant performance or failure can be the result of a range of factors, including poor nutrients, unsatisfactory conditions (climate, competition or soil), poisoning or surrounding hazardous material. SESL’s laboratory is equipped with the knowledge and experience to get to the root of your plant’s issues.

Crop production

Plant poisoning

Plant health and performance

Water Testing

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Our Laboratory provides water testing from a wide variety of sources including drinking water, irrigation water and effluent, among others. SESL Australia's water sampling services allow our consulting team to provide in-depth management plans of your site combined with the analysis. The sampling methods and preservation of water samples are crucial to the accuracy and reliability of results. For this reason, our consulting and laboratory team work hand in hand to ensure analysis results are reliable and compliant with industry standards.

Irrigation Water Testing
Estuarine & Marine Water Testing
Freshwater Testing
Drinking Water testing

Waste Classification


Waste Classification at our laboratory can be performed on liquid waste, solid waste and organic waste materials. We service private, commercial, industrial and civil sectors. Chemical and hazardous waste analysis of liquid or solid materials can be crucial to the reuse or disposal of a material and provide economic and strategic benefits to the outcome of any project. We classify waste in accordance with industry compliant regulatory instruments.

Asbestos Identification

Grease-trap Waste

Landfill Disposal/Reuse

Hazardous Materials

General Waste Classification



Our laboratory investigations into contamination ensure the accurate scientific evidence is used to support site investigations. We work with property owners, developers and investment groups to ensure their site is suitable for its proposed end use. For more than 30 years we have applied our extensive knowledge of water, soil, contaminated sites and the natural environment to both the private and public sectors following EPA guidelines & standards.

Acid Sulphate Soils

Site contamination testing & validation

Metals & Metalloids


Microbiological testing

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