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About us

About us

ChemCentre is a Western Australian statutory authority which provides specialised chemical and forensic services to ensure a safe and prosperous Western Australian community.  Within its areas of expertise, ChemCentre contributes to scientific education and knowledge in WA; and operates a successful consulting business.


ChemCentre provides environmental chemistry services in the areas of occupational health and safety, air quality, water, soil, marine environments, and mining and petroleum chemistry.

Our forensic science services include clandestine laboratory remediation, forensic toxicology, illicit drug analysis, physical evidence, and racing chemistry.

The Emergency Response team operates a 24/7 roster supported with a purpose-built mobile laboratory, and we provide chemical support to government agencies and departments in chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) incidents.

We collaborate closely with several government agencies on emergency response issues including WA Police, Department of Fire and Emergency Services, WA Health, and Department of Environmental Regulation

What sets our analytical services apart?

chemcentre_aboutus.jpgReliability. ChemCentre is the longest continuing NATA accredited testing laboratory in Australia.

Credibility. Provider of choice for government at state, federal and international levels.

Expertise. Fully trained and qualified staff. Many of our experts are leaders in their field, serving on state, national and international working groups and advisory bodies.

Defensibility. Expert interpretation, legally defensible results and externally audited quality systems.

World-class facilities. Modern, contemporary laboratories and equipment in a purpose-built, strategically located facility.

Collaboration: We work with government agencies, academic institutions, industry and other researchers on  wide-ranging R&D programs and the promotion of chemistry-based education and training.

Mission and Values
Working for a safe and prosperous community
Meet the industry, academic, public sector and business experts at the heart of our business.
Our Story
A proud tradition of protecting Western Australia
Professor Ian Ritchie AO
A tireless champion of chemistry and its role in the community, Professor Ritchie was instrumental in leading the review of ChemCentre which recognised our work in protecting and developing Western Australia.
Careers at ChemCentre
Working with us at ChemCentre
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