Measurement in everyday life

Closed 23 Jun 2019

Opened 4 Apr 2019

Results Updated 6 Nov 2019

A summary of submissions recieved during the public consultation Measurement in Everday Life is available below.


Published Responses

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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 might be modernised, streamlined or simplified.

This consultation is seeking views on three discussion papers:


  • Pattern Approval Applicants
  • Governance and Business Performance
  • National Measurement Institute Customers
  • LPG measuring system and device manufacturers and suppliers
  • LPG testing and calibration providers
  • Petroleum industry associations
  • Consumer associations
  • Importers
  • Exporters
  • Consumers
  • Small/micro business
  • Medium business
  • Large business
  • Multinational corporation
  • Industry association/peak body
  • State, territory or local government
  • Non-government/not-for-profit organisation
  • Universities or researchers
  • Users of measuring instruments for trade
  • Manufacturers, Importers and Suppliers of measuring instruments used for trade
  • Interested parties, domestic and international


  • Trade measurement
  • Weights and measures
  • Pattern approval
  • Verification
  • Packaging
  • Consumer rights
  • Trade
  • Import
  • Export
  • Australian standards
  • Regulations
  • Red tape reduction
  • Cost to business
  • Principled legislation
  • Prescriptive legislation
  • Measurement
  • Weights
  • Volume
  • Testing methods
  • Measurement Law