The project

The National Battery Testing Centre (NBTC) is the first facility of its kind in Australia.  It allows local battery system manufacturers to certify their products to Australian and international standards. Previously, Australian companies would rely on overseas testing facilities.

The NBTC has developed world class testing facilities suitable for a range of different battery types, systems and sizes.  It is accelerating the development of safety standards for cells, batteries and energy storage systems.

The impact

Australia needs energy storage that’s safe, reliable and affordable. The NBTC will reduce the time and cost needed to test and validate battery systems that meet Australian and international standards.  It will help Australian manufacturers to compete in a global market.

The facility will accelerate the pace of battery innovation by providing rapid assessments on novel technologies and will build a skilled workforce of experts in energy storage technologies through targeted training programs.

“Our world class testing facilities can help improve safety and make it easier to export innovative battery technologies from Australia”.

— Dr Joshua Watts


  • Australian Vanadium Limited
  • BASF Corporation
  • BHP
  • Calix Limited
  • Deakin University
  • Department of Defence
  • ESS Asia Pacific Pty Ltd
  • Feline
  • Lava Blue Ltd
  • Magellan Powertronics Pty Ltd
  • Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia
  • Multicom Resources Limited
  • Northern Territory Government
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RedEarth
  • Syrah Resources Limited
  • Ultra Power Systems Pty Ltd
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Western Australia

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