The unidentified material washed up on a beach 10 kilometres east of Augusta, in Western Australia.

The unidentified material washed up on a beach 10 kilometres east of Augusta, in Western Australia.

West Australian Police have confirmed officers in the state's South West are in possession of "items" that could possibly be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The debris washed up on a beach 10 kilometres east of Augusta, about 320 kilometres south of Perth.

A statement from the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, the Australian government agency responsible for organising the search effort, said the Australian Transport Safety Bureau was examining photographs of the material.

Staff from the ATSB are working to determine "whether further physical analysis is required and if there is any relevance to the search of missing flight MH370."

The ATSB has also provided the photographs to the Malaysian investigation team.

Police spokesman Sam Dinnison said Dunsborough police had secured the items and would maintain possession of them until assessment was complete.

More to come.