COVID-19 Update: The University of Newcastle Reseach Associates Limited (TUNRA)

TUNRA remains focused on protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our team and the community around us. We have put in place measures to reduce the potential health and business impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, aligned with recommendations from government health authorities. In addition, we have put in place a number of measures to support the continued provision of services by our team that include the ability to work remotely and isolation protection for our staff who need to remain in our laboratories and provide the testing services. These measures will be updated as required. We are focused on the continuation of our quality service provision to the full extent that the current situation allows.

TUNRA is located on campus at the University of Newcastle, and, as a controlled entity of the University, have implemented all of the same measures rolled out by the University, which has a dedicated website that is being used to communicate strategies on COVID-19, this website is being continually updated by the Serious Incident Committee. More information can be found on

In addition to the above, TUNRA has put in place extra measures that include:

  • No visitors on-site to TUNRA premises
  • Segregation of TUNRA staff from University staff and students
  • Segregation of staff in the TUNRA team to minimize disruption should one of our staff members need to be quarantined (in line with the close contact versus casual contact as defined by NSW Health)

We continue to actively monitor government information and take advice from relevant authorities on measures to protect the health, safety and wellbeing our team and the community.

Please contact us should you require any further information, and thank you for your continued support through this period.  ​

Bulk Materials Handling Workshop in Muswellbrook 

The storage, handling and transportation of bulk solid materials are major activities for a vast number and variety of industries throughout the world. These range from the gentle handling of very small quantities of material in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries to the vast quantities handled and processed by the mining and mineral companies. This diversity is particularly evident in Australia where the wide-ranging nature and scale of operations is somewhat unique.

Considerable advances continue to be made in research, development, application and implementation of the technologies associated with various aspects of bulk solids handling.

TUNRA Bulk Solids are pleased to present a free one-day workshop in Muswellbrook which will provide delegates with an overview of current state-of-the-art materials handling techniques and their application to industry. For further information regarding the workshop please contact Danielle Harris or download the brochure here