Third party assessors

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources approves commercial, private and government sites for the purposes of holding certain types of material subject to biosecurity control. To gain this approval there are both containment and procedural requirements that must be met. In the case of plant, animal, microbiological and invertebrate research facilities.

The department requires that sites conducting biosecurity containment activities under an approved arrangement must comply with:

  • the design and construction aspects of the Australian/New Zealand Standards AS/NZS 2982.1:1997 (Laboratory Design and Construction)
  • AS/NZS 2243.3:2002 (Safety in Laboratories).

To determine if sites have met these Standards, a departmental approved third party assessor must be engaged to undertake an assessment against the relevant standards.

Approved third party assessors

As at 8 September 2017

ApplicantCompanyLocationPhone
Mr Richard W SaleSale Laboratory Architecture Consultancy Pty LtdMilton, QLD0419 759 438
Mr Brad GeorgeNorman, Disney & YoungBrisbane, QLD0417 602 281
Mr Darren GreenAmec Foster WheelerMelbourne, VIC03 8480 1000
Mr Neil WallsNeil Walls Consulting Pty LtdOcean Grove, VIC03 5255 4567
Mr Stephen CoulterAmec Foster WheelerMelbourne, VIC03 8480 1000
Mr Ryszard KnopfScientific InteriorsKingsgrove, NSW02 9554 9957
Mr Clive JonesKuttner Collins Pty LtdSydney, NSW02 9929 7411
Mr Mike CoverCOMTEQ Services Pty LtdPerth, WA0400 378 101

The list will be updated as more approved third party assessors become available.
Disclaimer: The department has satisfied itself that the persons listed are suitably qualified to certify that the construction of premises, equipment and other facilities at AA sites comply with the following Australian/New Zealand Standards:

  • AS/NZS 2982.1:1997 : Laboratory design and construction – Part 1: General requirements, and
  • AS/NZS 2243.3:2002 : Safety in laboratories – Part 3: Microbiological aspects and containment facilities.

The department and the Commonwealth of Australia shall not be liable for any negligent act or omission or willful misconduct of any of the persons listed should you choose to enter into an agreement with them to undertake an assessment of your premises.