Regulations and standards


Pattern approval

Apply for pattern approval and other testing services.

Pattern approval guidelines and procedures

These guidelines and procedures can help you with your pattern approval application.

Pattern approval instrument testing and assessment

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) assesses your submitted pattern to ensure it meets relevant requirements.

Pattern approval requirements

During the pattern approval process, we examine the design of an instrument. To comply, the instrument pattern must meet its related mandatory requirements.

Point of sale systems

Point of sale systems (POS) are used for buying and selling goods and services.

Precious metals and stones 

Trade measurement laws regulate the buying, selling and valuating of precious stones or metals when using a measuring instrument, such as a scale.

Premises Standards

The Premises Standards specify how public buildings must provide access for people living with disability.

State and territory governments adopt the Premises Standards into their building codes. 

We review the Premises Standards every 5 years.

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Reducing technical barriers to trade

We facilitate trade through a robust standards and conformance infrastructure and mutual recognition agreements.

Register of permits issued

This register lists the details of product permits issued by the National Measurement Institute (NMI).

Regulating Australian space activities

We regulate Australian civil space and high power rocket activities. We also engage internationally on space regulation.

The Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 sets out a regime for the regulation of civil space-related activities carried out either from or to Australia or by Australians overseas. The Act also implements certain Australian obligations under the United Nations space treaties.

There are 3 rules under the Act: