Australia’s measurement system must be able to adapt to, service and enhance the productivity and growth of Australian industries.
The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is the peak Australian measurement body responsible for biological, chemical, legal, physical and trade measurement.
The NMI is part of Australia's standards and conformance infrastructure. They provide advice on measurement to the other members:
Australia's Standards and Conformance Infrastructure: An Essential Foundation explains the role each organisation holds in the measurement framework.
The NMI contributes to the continuing development of physical, chemical and biological measurement standards and techniques. These improvements keep pace with advances in science and technology and the increasing demands of industry for greater accuracy in measurement.
Governments also require a broader range of measurements to fulfil their regulatory needs for food safety, the environment and trade.
The NMI works with:
NMI conducts leading-edge research that anticipates new measurement technologies and applications. This research supports Australian Government initiatives such as energy efficiency and resource management.
The NMI supports growth areas by researching:
The Australian Government is conducting a review of Australia’s measurement laws. Changes in technology, industry and consumer needs call for a major rethink of Australia’s measurement framework to ensure it continues to support the Australian economy.
The Measurement Law Review marks the first comprehensive review of Australia’s measurement laws. The review will release six discussion papers for public consultation throughout 2018.
Last updated: 30 August 2021
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