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 2 December 2014





Mr Richard W Sale

Sale Laboratory Architecture Consultancy Pty Ltd

Milton, QLD

0419 759 438

Mr Peter G Dart

SKM-S2F Pty Ltd

Brisbane, QLD

07 3026 8349

Mr Brad George

Norman, Disney & Young

Brisbane, QLD

0417 602 281

Mr Darren Green

Amec Foster Wheeler

Melbourne, VIC

03 8480 1000

Mr Neil Walls

Neil Walls Consulting Pty Ltd

Ocean Grove, VIC

03 5255 4567

Mr Robin Godfrey

Synertec Pty Ltd

Richmond, VIC

03 9274 3000

Mr Stephen Coulter

Amec Foster Wheeler

Melbourne, VIC

03 8480 1000

Mr Ryszard Knopf

Scientific Interiors

Kingsgrove, NSW

02 9554 9957

Mr Clive Jones

Kuttner Collins Pty Ltd

Sydney, NSW

02 9929 7411

Mr Mike Cover

COMTEQ Services Pty Ltd

Perth, WA

0400 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.