Asbestos Analysis

Ensure your health and safety: Top quality asbestos analysis in Melbourne

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in construction materials due to its excellent insulation and fire-retardant properties. However, it was later discovered that exposure to asbestos fibres could cause serious health problems, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

Asbestos-containing materials may still exist in older buildings and structures. Asbestos fibres can become airborne when these materials are disturbed, such as during renovations or demolition, putting workers and residents at risk of exposure.

This is why it is important to identify and manage asbestos-containing materials in your home or workplace.

Don’t wait, schedule your asbestos analysis today!

Hazcal Laboratory Services offers fast and cost efficient asbestos analysis to identify and assist you to manage asbestos-containing materials in your home or workplace.

Our NATA accredited laboratory is fully equipped to provide asbestos identification analysis in bulk materials by Australian Standard 4964-2004 ‘Method of the Qualitative Identification of asbestos in bulk samples and holds NATA accreditation for Bulk Asbestos Identification and Asbestos in Soils.

$70+gst per sample

Average next day turn around upon receipt in lab.
Reduced rates for bulk samples.

How to safely take asbestos samples

Don appropriate PPE protective gear ie. mask & gloves
Wet the material with a spray bottle to suppress dust
Using hand tools, collect a sample that is no larger than a 50 cent piece
Place the sample into a clear zip lock sandwich bag
Place the sample bag into a second sealed zip lock bag
Label the sample bag with a sample number and location
Seal the exposed sample area with paint
Clean tools with a wet wipe then place into a sealed bag along with your used PPE

Drop Off

2/9 Malvern St, Bayswater

You can drop off samples to our NATA accredited laboratory in person between: 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday.

Should you need to drop off outside of these hours, samples can be placed in the Hazcal sample box at the front left of the gate.


Hazcal is a receive only facility.

However, if you would feel more comfortable with someone else taking the samples, please get in contact with our team on (03) 9756 0285 to discuss options on how this could be arranged.

Send Via Express Post

Samples of asbestos may be posted as long as the following requirements are followed:

  • Building material samples must be double-bagged in a snap lock bag
  • Soil samples must be in a clear, leak proof container ie. jam jar, then padded and boxed for postage
  • The word “ASBESTOS” shall NOT appear on the external packaging
  • Express-post or courier only

The above sampling process is a guide only, please refer to Worksafe compliance code for further information here – Appendix C of the WorkSafe Victoria Compliance Code: Managing asbestos in workplaces provides advice for taking asbestos samples.