Information Evening – Vegesafe soil and dust testing

lady in white coat looking through a microscope

Date(s) - 19/06/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuggerah Hall


Guest Speaker: Phoebe Peterson

Phoebe Peterson from Macquarie University will talk about Vegesafe and 360 Dust Analysis programs.


VegeSafe is a community science participation program run by Environmental Science staff at Macquarie University. They are the only service of this kind in Australia!

They seek to inform the community about metal and metalloid contaminants in their garden soil through our soil metal testing program. Participants receive a formal report with their soil results and are provided with links to information and advice about “what to do next” in the event of soils containing elevated concentrations of metals and metalloids.

For almost 5 years VegeSafe has been operating as a pro bono service to all Australians. In order to keep the program running and accessible to all, participation in the VegeSafe soil metal testing program now incurs a fee of $20. This small fee covers the time involved, and costs of soil analysis and laboratory consumables. Please note: this fee covers up to five samples submitted, it is not $20 per sample.

Soil samples can be sent with a $20 note, or a $20 payment can be made to support our program via the following link:

360 Dust Analysis

Macquarie Uni has a new program called 360 Dust Analysis that tests vacuumed dust for environmental contaminants . It’s still free at the moment and Phoebe is happy to collect samples. You can sign up on their website.


Tuesday, 19th June, 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start


Tuggerah Hall, Anzac Road, Tuggerah, directly opposite Hungry Jacks – within easy walking distance of Tuggerah Railway Station.

Parking is  across the road in the council carpark next to Hungry Jacks . Please do not park in the Pizza Inn carpark on the left-hand side and  do not park in the Real Estate carpark on the right-hand side. Both venues need space for their customers in the evening.


Member: free

Visitors: gold coin donation


Please bring a plate of food to share after the talk.