Main content area

About the National Measurement Institute

The CEO and Chief Metrologist, Dr Bruce Warrington, leads a team of more than 350 National Measurement Institute (NMI) employees across Australia who fulfil NMI’s roles and responsibilities as Australia’s peak body for measurement.

The Chief Metrologist is appointed by the Secretary of the department and has functions outlined in the National Measurement Act 1960 and subsidiary legislation.

See our organisational structure to see how we work as a division in the department. 

Our work

We are responsible for developing and maintaining Australia’s measurement system, and delivering measurement products and client services to a wide cross-section of stakeholders including government, industry, and science and technology partners. 

NMI’s range of activities serving Australian stakeholders cover:

Watch a video about our work.

Our priorities

We aim to be a workplace of choice that values diversity, encourages contribution and promotes inclusion. Our priorities are to:

  • lead and coordinate Australia’s measurement system
  • ensure Australia’s measurement system is trusted
  • enhance trade, investment and economic growth
  • deliver critical measurement services
  • evolve capability to serve key economic sectors

Our locations

Our laboratories and offices are located around the country. Our head office is located in Lindfield, NSW. 


Trade Measurement Services
22-24 Furness Ave, Edwardstown SA 5039
Phone: 1300 686 664


Trade Measurement Services
33 Kingtel Pl, Geebung QLD 4034
Phone: 1300 686 664


Government Liaison
Industry House, 10 Binara St, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: +61 6213 7027


Trade Measurement Services
Level 1, Development House, 76 The Esplanade, Darwin NT 0800
Phone: 1300 686 664


Trade Measurement Services
Level 4, NAB House, 86 Collins St, Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 1300 686 664


Laboratories and Trade Measurement Services
1/153 Bertie St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Phone: +61 3 9644 4888


Trade Measurement Services
456 Victoria Rd, Malaga WA 6945
Phone: 1300 686 664


Head Office, Laboratories and Trade Measurement Services
36 Bradfield Rd, West Lindfield NSW 2070
Phone: +61 2 8467 3600


105 Delhi Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113
Phone: +61 2 9449 0111

Flow Measurement Facility

919 Londonderry Rd, Londonderry NSW 2573
Phone: +61 2 4777 5987

Read more 

Connect with us

Contact us

General enquiries

Trade measurement helpline

To find out more about trade measurement laws or report a suspected breach:

Last updated: 26 August 2021

Content ID: 64597