Note: Walk-in samples are accepted at our Somerton lab on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 AM to 3 PM. Postal and courier samples are received throughout the week.


Melbourne Soil Testing Services

At Test Needs, we are your prime destination for Melbourne soil testing. Our suite of soil testing services delves into various soil types, catering to the diverse needs of both urban and rural projects. We unveil the secrets within your soil, including its fertility, growth potential, and overall health. Our analysis uncovers vital aspects such as nutrient availability, potential toxicities, and the presence of non-essential trace minerals.

Optimising plant growth

The correlation between robust plant health and quality soil is at the core of our services. We understand that identifying soil nutrients is pivotal not only for thriving plants but also for enhanced productivity. Our precise soil testing process enables optimised fertiliser application, ensuring tailored rates for distinct soil types and crops. By preventing overfertilization, we contribute to a sustainable environment beyond your immediate landscape.

Comprehensive soil testing in Melbourne

Our certified soil testers cover Melbourne and its surrounding areas. From residential to commercial projects, our tests are performed by licenced experts, adhering to the standards outlined in AS2870, the Residential Slabs and Footings Code.

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Types of Soil Testing Services


Residential Soil Test

Our process of residential soil testing involves drilling on-site to explore soil composition. Not only does this inform suitable slab designs, but it also establishes a solid foundation for your project’s success.


Commercial Soil Test

In the realm of commercial soil testing, we stand as leaders. Our meticulous approach involves extensive drilling and site surveys, ensuring that your large-scale projects are founded on comprehensive insights.


Agriculture Soil Test

Agricultural soil testing reveals your soil’s secrets, from nutrient composition to contamination risks. Make informed decisions for better yield practices. Partner with Test Needs for precise insights that cultivate success.

Advantages of soil testing

  1. Understanding Your Soil Composition: Gain insight into your soil’s composition with comprehensive soil testing. Uncover valuable data about its nutrient makeup, pH levels, and potential contaminants.
  2. Fertility Evaluation and Crop Suitability: Ascertain the fertility status of your soil, tailored to your specific crops. Our testing analyses soil components, guiding you towards optimal planting choices for higher yields.
  3. Enhancing Productivity through Nutrient Insights: Unlock productivity by pinpointing nutrient deficiencies that limit plant growth. Through tailored nutrient management plans, save on unnecessary fertilisation costs and prevent overfertilisation.
  4. Detecting Soil Contamination: Our soil testing aids in identifying soil pollution and contamination risks. Safeguard your crops and the environment from potential harm.
  5. Anticipating Crop Response: Predict your crop’s response to added nutrients with precision. Maximise growth potential by catering to their exact needs.
  6. Balanced Nutrition and Cost Efficiency: Achieve a harmonious nutritional balance in your growing medium. Our soil testing optimises fertilisation, saving money and conserving energy through precise nutrient application.

Discover the power of soil testing with Test Needs. Let data-driven insights shape your cultivation success.


Soil Test FAQ

What is soil testing?

Soil testing is a scientific process that assesses the composition and quality of soil in a specific area. It involves analysing soil samples to determine factors such as nutrient levels, pH, contaminants, and more. This is vital for various applications, including agriculture, construction, and environmental assessments.

How much does a Soil Test cost?

We offer highly competitive pricing for soil testing services, starting at $61. To get an accurate cost estimate for your specific testing needs, please visit this link or contact us directly.

What is the procedure for sending my sample for testing?

You have two convenient options for sending your soil sample to us. You can securely courier your sample to our facility at Unit 8/144 Hume Hwy, Somerton, Victoria, 3062. Alternatively, if you prefer dropping off your sample in person, we accept walk-in samples at the same address every Tuesday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m..

How do I start the soil testing process?

To start the soil testing process, reach out to us with a description of the testing service you require. Following your enquiry, we will get back to you with a quote. Once you are happy with our pricing, please courier your soil sample to our address or drop it off. Our expert team will conduct the necessary tests and provide you with detailed results.

How soon can I expect to receive my test results?

We typically process and deliver results within 5-7 working days (Monday to Friday). In the event that a retest is necessary, please allow an additional 2 days for result processing.

alec lucke
alec lucke
We have found the tests to be thorough and informative and are implementing the recommendations for the trace mineral sprays. We will be using the recommendations elsehwere in our garden as well, for plants with similar ph requirements. We are hopeful - time will tell. Many thanks. Alec
John Smith
John Smith
Gennadi Rosin
Gennadi Rosin
Professional service and friendly staff
Trent N
Trent N
I had my soil testing done from Test Needs. I am impressed with their service and the suggestions that were given to improve the soil quality.

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