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Uniting Workplace Drug Testing Providers

Advancing common goals and driving positive change

Australia’s Peak Industry Body for the Workplace Drug Testing Industry

The Workplace Drug Testing Association (WDTA) is the Peak National Body representing the broad interests of the workplace drug testing sector in Australia.

In fact, any organisations (public or private) with an interest in workplace drug testing can apply for associate membership with our Association. This can provide an invaluable resource to keep up to date with the latest changes in Compliance, technology and equipment.

Speak to a Member!

If you would like to speak to one of our team members in relation to becoming a member, please fill out the details below.


Where our Association is striving hard to maintain a long-lasting relationship with its existing members, we warmly welcome new members to join our Association.

What We Do

We represent the interests of our Membership to help establish and uphold quality frameworks that support professional drug testing service delivery. We do this through participation on various Standards Committees and developing our own supporting guidelines designed to fill operational gaps and address technical issues in existing Standards.

We also provide information to organisations who are considering introducing a drug and alcohol program about key issues to consider and effective solutions that can be considered.

What We Don’t Do

The Association (itself) does not directly provide any drug testing services. The Association members do provide these services and support functions (including supplying equipment, developing policies and providing education programs).

Australia’s Peak Industry Body for the Workplace Drug Testing Industry

  • enquiries@wdta.org.au

Become A Member

Our Association strives hard to maintain long-lasting relationships with existing members and we warmly welcome new members to join our Association.

Member Information

Member Benefits

  • Keep informed with the latest compliance requirements and trends in the industry

  • Be part of the association that represents your industry to Government and Standards

  • Receive recognition for being part of the representative association for this industry in Australia

  • Participate in industry improvements for education, quality and technology

  • Establish connections with like-minded industry participants

$6 Billion

Alcohol and drugs cost Australian Workplaces an estimated $6 Billion per year


10% of workplace deaths are drug or alcohol related


20-25% of workplace accidents are drug or alcohol related

2.5 Million

2.5 Million days are lost annually due to drinking and drug use

Covid 19 Workplace Screening

To meet industry requirements for Covid19 Rapid Antigen Testing and PCR Collection, many of our WDTA members are also conducting on-site Covid 19 screening/collection along with Drug and Alcohol Testing. All WDTA member Drug and Alcohol Collectors are fully trained in infection control and experienced in handling and collecting biological specimens.

Teams conducting workplace Covid 19 testing have undertaken additional training for nasopharyngeal collection. Ask your WDTA workplace testing partner how they can help your organization with Covid19 screening today.

Your Team Members

Our mission is to represent the workplace drug and alcohol testing providers and equipment suppliers throughout Australia.

More About Us

Malcom Beacham

Chairman WDTA

John DeMelllow

Public Officer WDTA

Gavin Holland

Director WDTA

John Jeffs

Treasurer WDTA

Larissa McLaughlin

Secretary WDTA

Malcom Beacham

Chairman WTDA
Managing Director Safework Laboratories Pty Ltd

John DeMelllow

Public officer WTDA
Scientific Director, Drug and Alcohol Solutions Australia

Gavin Holland

Public Officer WDTA
Owner and Director of Royal Medical Supplies

John Jeffs

Treasurer and Secretary WDTA
Director & Owner J & K Nominees Pty Ltd

Larissa McLaughlin

Membership Officer WDTA
Toxicology Business Manager ANZPI, Abbott


Here’s what our happy members had to say about our services:

Royal Medical Supplies joined the WDTA due to frustration with the existing standards and relevant accreditation bodies. The WDTA is a welcome collective of highly experienced drug testing organisations and individuals and I highly recommend this association to anyone in the workplace drug testing industry.

Royal Medical Supplies Pty Ltd

We joined WDTA because we felt it was important to be part of a united industry body, promoting the interests of members for compliance and dealings with various government agencies. WDTA has quickly established a foothold in this regard with representation on various Australian Standards Committees and presentations to the Senate.

Fit 4 Duty Pty Ltd

Safework Laboratories has been a member for the WDTA since its inception in 2017. We felt that there was a need to have an industry body that represented those organisations that do onsite workplace drug testing and SWL has been delighted to see the interest in our new association as well as the high profile it has achieved. In the short existence of the WDTA, it has been an influential advisor and committee member advising on new Australian Standards that are directly applicable to workplace drug testing, it has been asked to present to a Senate Enquiry as well other political events, but equally importantly it has provided a forum whereby those companies that work in this space can interact and work in a collaborative way to support and help each other on areas of mutual interest.

Safework Laboratories

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