Gunner Richard Brown (left) of Transit Security Element looks through binoculars as he stands on lookout with other crew members aboard the Australian Navy ship HMAS Perth as they continue to search for signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean. Picture: Australian Defence Force, via Reuters

Sydney -

Australian investigators are examining material that washed up on a west-coast beach, to determine whether it is linked to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, news reports said.

Police were alerted after the material came ashore 10km east of the town of Augusta, said national broadcaster ABC.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is examining photographs of the objects and has passed copies on to the Malaysian investigation team.

No description of the material has been released. - Sapa-dpa