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  • Near Infrared instruments in the sugar industry: proposed regulatory approach

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is seeking input on a proposed regulatory approach for Near Infrared (NIR) instruments used for trade purposes. NIR instruments are an innovative alternative to the traditional trade measuring instruments, and are used by the sugar industry for quality... More
    Closed 24 May 2019
  • Automatic catchweighing instruments: Comment sought on OIML R 51

    The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has been working with the International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML) to revise the international standard for automatic catchweighing instruments. These instruments are also known as wheeled loaders or automatic packaging conveyor weighers.... More
    Closed 26 April 2019
  • Measurement in everyday life

    Measurement plays a key role in the everyday life of Australians. By ensuring our measurement law is efficient and effective, we can save businesses, organisations and individuals time, effort and money. We want to hear your thoughts on how Australia's measurement law, particularly how it... More
    Opened 4 April 2019
  • Flow metering systems: Comment sought on OIML R 117

    Have your say on the revision of the OIML standard for flow metering systems for liquids other than water. NMI is seeking comment on the second draft of the revision of OIML R 117: Dynamic measuring systems for liquids other than water. OIML R 117 – Part 1: Metrological and... More
    Closed 22 February 2019
  • Scope of Australia's Measurement Laws

    The Australian Government is reviewing Australia's measurement laws. The Measurement Law Review aims to identify any aspects of Australia's measurement framework that can be modernised, streamlined or simplified to better meet the needs of a modern economy. The Scope of... More
    Closed 22 June 2018
  • Have Your Say on Australia's Measurement Future

    The Australian Government has announced a ‘once-in-a-generation’ comprehensive review of Australia’s measurement laws. We are relying on measurement more and more for our everyday activities. Rapid developments in science, technology, industrial production and innovation have, in turn,... More
    Closed 11 May 2018
  • Consultation on Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2018-2019

    The Australian Government Charging Framework, which includes the Cost Recovery Guidelines, set out the overarching framework under which government entities design, implement and review cost recovered activities. Cost recovery involves government entities charging individuals or non‐government... More
    Closed 8 February 2018
  • Review of criteria for acceptance of test results for pattern approval (PA)

    As part of the Australian Government's Business Simplification initiative, the National Measurement Institute (NMI) is seeking input on a review of the acceptance criteria for test results for pattern approval (PA) purposes. PA confirms that a measuring instrument’s design meets relevant... More
    Closed 30 November 2017
  • Review of the National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009, Part 4: Packaging - Options Paper

    The National Trade Measurement Regulations (NTMR) 2009 Part 4 defines how measurements related to packaging are controlled. It describes how the name and address of the manufacturer as well as the measurement mark should be displayed on a package. Details around prohibited expressions and... More
    Closed 30 June 2017
  • Review of NMI requirements for the measurement of LPG density

    NMI has finished reviewing requirements for LPG dispensers relating to the measurement of LPG density. In 2016-2017 NMI undertook a review of requirements for LPG dispensers relating to the measurement of LPG density. The review was concluded on 30th June 2017; the outcome of the review... More
    Closed 30 June 2017
  • Density Measurement in the Retail Sale of Liquefied Petroleum Gas

    The purpose of this discussion paper is to commence a review of the current requirements relating to the measurement of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) density when supplied for retail sale. More specifically, this paper is intended to seek stakeholder submissions regarding current pattern approval... More
    Closed 16 December 2016
  • Automatic gravimetric filling instruments: comment sought on OIML R 61

    Have your say on the revision of OIML's document on automatic gravimetric filling instruments NMI is seeking comment on the revision of the international recommendation OIML R 61 Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instruments. Part 1: Metrological and technical requirements [696KB PDF] ... More
    Closed 13 October 2016
  • Consultation on New Pattern Approval Requirements for Non-automatic Weighing Instruments

    The National Measurement Institute is seeking feedback on new pattern approval requirements for non-automatic weighing instruments. The National Measurement Institute is seeking feedback on new pattern approval requirements for non-automatic weighing instruments. The consultation paper is... More
    Closed 11 September 2015
  • Response to Consultation Paper New Pattern Approval Requirements for Non-automatic Weighing Instruments

    NMI's Consultation Paper sought feedback on new pattern approval requirements for non-automatic weighing instruments. NMI's Consultation Paper [270KB PDF] sought feedback on new pattern approval requirements for non-automatic weighing instruments. Response to the Consultation Paper -... More
    Closed 11 September 2015
  • Approval Standards for Electricity Meters Used for Trade

    The National Measurement Institute is seeking feedback on pattern approval standards for electricity meters used for trade. The National Measurement Institute sought feedback on pattern approval standards for electricity meters used for trade. The consultation paper is available to download:... More
    Closed 7 August 2015
  • Review of the National Instrument Test Procedure (NITP) Reform

    As part of the Australian Government's commitment to reducing regulatory burden, the National Measurement Institute (NMI) is seeking input on a review of the National Instrument Test Procedures (NITPs). NITPs detail the procedures for testing the accuracy of measuring instruments, such as... More
    Closed 25 June 2015
  • Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instruments: Comment Sought on OIML R 61

    Have your say on the revision of OIML's document on automatic gravimetric filling instruments. ​NMI is seeking comment on the revision of OIML R 61 Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instruments: Part 1: Metrological and Technical Requirements and Part 2: Metrological Controls and... More
    Closed 4 April 2014
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