Regulations and standards
We regulate and standardise a number of sectors to meet Australian industry and consumer needs.
Climate Active is a partnership between the Australian Government and Australian businesses to encourage voluntary climate action. Businesses can gain certification when they meet the requirements of the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard.
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) are two project-based flexibility mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol.
To register your project with the Emissions Reduction Fund you must follow one of the methodology determinations.
The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme is a single national framework for reporting greenhouse gas emissions, and energy production and consumption.
The government releases areas in Australian waters for greenhouse gas exploration. Companies can nominate and bid for exploration areas.
We regulate fuel quality to reduce damaging impacts to the environment, vehicles, and our health.
We regulate offshore greenhouse gas storage in Australian waters under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.
The Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism is in place to ensure there is a sufficient supply of natural gas to meet the forecast needs of energy users within Australia.
Find out which rough diamonds require a Kimberley Process Certificate (KPC), which countries can receive them and how to apply.
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We regulate mineral activity in Australian waters under the Offshore Minerals Act 1994.
Under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 oil and gas companies must meet a number of requirements.
The government releases areas in Australian Commonwealth waters for oil and gas exploration each year. Companies can nominate and bid for exploration areas.
We regulate oil and gas activities in Australian Commonwealth waters under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.
The Australian and Northern Territory governments regulate Ranger mine. It will be rehabilitated and closed between 2021 and 2026.
Companies that extract mineral and petroleum resources pay taxes and royalties. This ensures Australia receives a return on our non-renewable resources.
The National Measurement Institute, Australia’s peak measurement body, ensures that our measurement system enhances the productivity and growth of Australian industries.
Trade measurement laws apply to all retail and wholesale transactions where measurement determines price.
The National Measurement Institute is the peak Australian measurement body responsible for biological, chemical, legal, physical and trade measurement.
Pattern approval is where an impartial body examines the design of an instrument pattern against our national or international requirements.
Register of permits issued by the National Measurement Institute for products under certain conditions.
Servicing licensees test and verify measuring instruments used for trade.
Trade measurement inspectors support Australia’s trade measurement laws.
The Anti-Dumping Commission investigates claims that dumped and subsidised imports have injured Australian industry.
Learn what the review process is once the Anti-Dumping Review Panel has received an application for a review.
You can apply for review of a decision of the Minister or the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission.
Australia’s standards and conformance infrastructure helps to facilitate trade and ensure the reliability of products, services and systems.
We facilitate trade through a robust standards and conformance infrastructure and mutual recognition agreements.
We work with state and territory governments to ensure a more efficient, safe, and internationally competitive building, plumbing and construction industry. We support efforts to restore confidence in building and construction standards.
We review the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards) every 5 years.