IFDAT Conference Speaker Session One Salzburg Monday 19 September 2022

Uniting Workplace Drug Testing Providers

Advancing common goals and driving positive change

Australasia’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 Australasia.

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.

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).

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.

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

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 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 Australasia

  • 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

IFDAT Partner

The IFDAT “mission” is to bring the best D&A Testing Industry professionals in the World (both from a supplier and customer perspective) all together in one place to drive forward and discuss quality, best practice and innovation for the benefit of the IFDAT community and those of our global partners.


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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