Painting Contractor Certification Program
The PCCP was started in 1992 as a joint initiative between the Commonwealth (as a major owner of assets and infrastructure) and industry.
Coatings and materials
We provide expert consultancy services in coatings and materials durability for the automotive, aerospace and building industries.
Fire testing services
We carry out testing certification and standardisation of reaction to fire and fire resistance of product and building. We also provide independent and objective fire safety engineering expertise and evaluation.
We can measure properties such as thermal conductivity and thermal resistance of a wide range of insulating and conducting materials.
Analytical water testing
We provide specialised analytical water testing of estuarine, coastal and oceanic waters in support of environmental monitoring projects as well as diverse scientific research.
Analytical services unit
The Analytical Services Unit (ASU) in CSIRO Land and Water is based in Adelaide, South Australia and has been providing analytical services for over thirty years. It provides an extensive range of chemical analyses on plant, soil and water samples for inorganic nutrients, trace elements and heavy metals.
We provide a range of services to help improve the acoustic environment in buildings, optimise the acoustic behaviour of products and certify acoustic performance.
Analytical chemistry group
The Analytical Chemistry Group (ACG), based in Canberra, ACT, provides analyses on selected chemical constituents of soil, plant and water to CSIRO and external clients such as government agencies, universities and the private sector.
We offer a range of services to ensure slip resistance for surfaces, including testing to Australian and international standards.
We provide specialised X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) services including a range of sample preparation facilities and the analysis of a wide variety of sample types including soils, minerals, rocks, ores, industrial products, chemicals, and plants.
Verification and certification services
We provide an independent certification process for the materials and infrastructure industries. We operate approval and certification schemes for paints and coating products, painting contractors, fire detection and suppression systems and self-drilling fasteners.
We have expertise in the identification and characterisation of minerals in soils, clays and weathered rocks in Australian landscapes, novel methods of mineral synthesis, and quantitative techniques of mineralogical analysis using X-ray diffraction.
COVID-19 face masks
We're testing the performance of advanced materials produced by local manufacturers to boost the supply of medical equipment needed in Australia's fight against COVID-19.
Mask Testing Facility
We've opened Australia’s first accredited single-use surgical face mask testing facility. The facility enables manufacturers to test their products to Australian and international standards in Australia and supply healthcare workers with this vital piece of protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond.
National Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Performance Test Facility
We provide test services for air conditioners and heat pumps in Newcastle NSW. The facility utilises two temperature controlled rooms to provide a simultaneous indoor and outdoor test environment.
Accessing our facilities
Explore here how the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) world-class facilities may be available to facilitate your research.
Provision of reagents
Our range of reagents for purchase are suitable for veterinary diagnostic assays including serology, molecular biology and bacteriology.
Ways to partner with us
Funding and programs
Whether you're a start-up, small or medium sized enterprise or researcher, our programs and funding streams are designed to remove common roadblocks to innovation and progress.
IP and commercialisation
By linking world-class scientific developments with industry, we take research from the lab to the market, creating real-world economic, environmental and society-wide value.
Use our labs and facilities
Our research facilities and specialised laboratories are available to international and Australian industries and researchers - helping you to accelerate research and create new opportunities.