The Australian National Testing Laboratories (ANTL) supports its testing services with an extensive management system.

The laboratory operations are inspected A2LA laboratory accreditation programs to ensure ongoing compliance with the rigorous test requirements for each standard on our test accreditation list.

A2LA is a signatory to several bilateral and multilateral mutual recognition arrangements (MRA’s) including the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC), and the InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).

In addition, A2LA has recognition from over 30 federal, state and local government agencies, companies and associations.

A2LA and NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) are both signatories to the ILAC MRA and acceptance testing and calibration results from each organisation are mutually recognised.

The professional staff at ANTL offer a range of industry expertise in different areas of the appliance industry and product testing.

This expertise is available in the form of product testing, consulting services to assist with product development, expert witness services, regulatory assessments and onsite inspection and quality assurance inspections.

Our Staff

Mr Richard Unwin – CEO

With over 40 years of industry experience Richard leads the testing team and supervises daily operations. His employment history has seen involvement with the electrical industry cover wide areas of experience from Antarctica to remote Pacific Islands for power generation to multi award winning energy projects across Australia.
Richard can be contacted at

Mr Robert McAlister – Technical Director

With over 40 years of industry experience Robert undertakes testing and reporting duties for ANTL. Working in commercial electrical systems and Solar PV design and installations his extensive electrical knowledge is now being put to use testing appliances. Robert has over 20 years experience improving energy efficiency in the commercial and retail property industry.

Robert can be contacted at