To conduct public weighings and issue a ticket, you must have a public weighbridge licence.
You can nominate weighbridge operators to issue tickets under your licence.
If you are a public weighbridge licensee, you must:
- follow the requirements of operating a weighbridge used for trade
- ensure at least one of your operators holds a statement of attainment for weighbridge operations
- let the National Measurement Institute (NMI) know when an operator or contractor starts or ceases employment and provide their personal details.
You do not need a public weighbridge licence when you use the weighbridge in any of these ways:
- where the weighbridge controller has contracted operation of the weighbridge to another party to only perform weighings for transactions which they are a party to. (Note: a controller cannot contract the operation of an automated weighbridge to another party)
- as part of the weighbridge controller’s business, including to weigh goods in which the weighbridge controller trades
- to determine the tare mass of a vehicle or trailer for registration purposes
- a state, territory or national transport regulator owns or runs the weighbridge, and they are using it to support road safety schemes. The public weighbridge must display signs that it does not hold a licence or issue measurement tickets.