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The National Measurement Institute (NMI) advises the Australian Government on measurement matters, and maintains Australia’s measurement system under the National Measurement Act 1960.
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25 March 2021
Australia’s National Measurement Institute’s testing and measurement services are supporting businesses to operate safely as they recover from the pandemic.
24 February 2021
Help us recognise the outstanding work measurement scientists and researchers are doing in laboratories and industries across the country. Nominations are open till 14 April.
22 February 2021
NMI is encouraging industry and other stakeholders interested in mask testing to join the Mask Testing Forum.
4 February 2021
Dr Barry Inglis, NMI’s inaugural CEO and Chief Metrologist, has been recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours as an Officer of the Order of Australia.
22 January 2021
NMI currently has introductory, discounted rates on its upcoming courses delivered online.
22 December 2020
Identifying COVID-19 infections has become more reliable with the release this week of the National Measurement Institute (NMI)’s new reference standard for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
19 November 2020
The National Measurement Institute laboratory at North Ryde will be closed, so make sure you submit environmental and organic residue samples before our deadlines.
3 November 2020
The National Measurement Institute (NMI), through its collaboration with the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC), is assisting with the Kakadu Plum Project.
NMI supports innovation in the agriculture sector by assisting with the development of a new pumpkin variety called Orange Glow.
30 October 2020
NMI’s 2020 PFAS PT End-user workshop is on Wed 25 Nov 2020. Keynote by Dr Hunter Anderson (USAF).
19 October 2020
Find out what people said when we asked how Australia’s measurement framework can be modernised, streamlined or simplified.
1 October 2020
NMI expanded its capabilities to include complex analyses of medicinal cannabis products for use in palliative care and cancer treatment.
20 May 2020
NMI Prize and Barry Inglis Medal winners announced on World Metrology Day.
30 April 2020
Australia’s National Measurement Institute’s testing and measurement services are supporting industry to effectively and rapidly respond to the challenge.
28 February 2020
The National Measurement Institute awards the NMI Prize and Barry Inglis Medal to emerging and established people working on measurement science. Nominations open until 14 April.
29 January 2020
The National Measurement Institute is seeking feedback on the review of OIML R 129, the international standard for multidimensional measuring instruments.
17 December 2019
Nine fuel retailers have been fined after a national audit by the National Measurement Institute.
29 October 2019
The Measurement Law Review is seeking feedback on the third and final round of discussion papers on third party arrangements and compliance arrangements.
16 October 2019
The National Measurement Institute has released the last videos in the series explaining the basic units of measurement.
10 October 2019
The National Measurements Institute is seeking feedback to support development of the international standard for arched chute weighers (OIML R XXX).
The National Measurements Institute is seeking feedback on a proposal to adopt OIML R 50 as Australia’s pattern approval standard for belt weighers.
6 September 2019
The National Measurement Institute has released the next videos in a series of 7 explaining the basic units of measurement.
19 August 2019
The National Measurement Institute has announced a one week blitz on the accuracy of alcohol measurements in licensed premises.
16 August 2019
As part of National Science Week, the National Measurement Institute has released the first of a series of videos explaining the basic units of measurement.
4 July 2019
The National Measurement Institute’s 2019-20 National Compliance Plan will ensure all Australians are getting what they pay for.
21 June 2019
The National Measurement Institute referred the Queensland store for prosecution after multiple offences under trade measurement law.
20 May 2019
Celebrating World Metrology Day and the start of the redefined International System of Measurement (SI) Units.
5 April 2019
The Measurement Law Review is seeking feedback on a second round of discussion papers designed to modernise, streamline and simplify Australia’s measurement framework.
2 April 2019
Hear leading experts discuss diversity and inclusion in the STEM community at this cross-agency event in Sydney on 17 April 2019.
27 March 2019
The National Measurement Institute is seeking feedback to support the revision of the international standard (OIML R 51) for automatic catchweighing instruments.
20 March 2019
The National Measurement Institute is seeking feedback on regulating the use of Near Infrared (NIR) instruments in the sugar industry.
11 January 2019
The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has released its annual report on national trade measurement compliance for 2017–18.
13 December 2018
Dr Helen Salouros from the National Measurement Institute has been selected as one of the 2019/20 Superstars of STEM by Science & Technology Australia.
16 November 2018
Leaders of the international measurement community from more than 60 countries come together for an historic vote on changes to the metric system, which will lead to a landmark redefinition of the kilogram.
11 October 2018
How the world defines mass, temperature, energy and more is going to change in May 2019.