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The MDFRC Laboratory at Wodonga  provides specialised environmental and water quality testing capabilities and tailors environmental and water monitoring programs to meet the needs of key partners and corporate organisations within the Basin. 

The chemistry laboratory is NATA accredited.

These services are conditionally available to the general public upon discussions with MDFRC staff.

For further information and to receive an Analysis Request form contact:

Environmental Chemist: John Pengelly

or MDFRC on (02) 6024 9650


This facility complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005

The laboratory conducts water, sediment, effluent and biota analysis by classical, FIA, AAS (flame) and UV-Vis Spectrophotometric techniques for the following determinations:

  • Chemical Oxygen Demand
  • Chloride
  • pH
  • Solids: Total Dissolved, Total Suspended
  • Specific conductance
  • Turbidity
  • Cations: Calcium; Magnesium; Potassium; Sodium
  • Nutrients: Nitrogen - ammonia, total, nitrate, nitrite
  • Phosphorus - total, filterable reactive.