Measurement Law Review Consultation: Regulation Impact Statement

Closed 14 May 2021

Opened 15 Apr 2021


The Australian Government is reviewing Australia's measurement laws.

The Measurement Law Review aims to identify aspects of Australia's measurement framework that can be modernised, streamlined or simplified to better meet the needs of a modern economy.

Watch a video from Australia’s Chief Metrologist Dr Bruce Warrington, explaining how we’re shaping the future of Australia’s measurement laws.

Read the video transcript

Between 2017 and 2020 the Measurement Law Review consulted with stakeholders who interact with the measurement system and sought input on six discussion papers. Each paper examined a specific aspect of Australia’s measurement framework. We looked at:

  • the scope of Australia’s measurement laws
  • measurement in everyday life – traceability, measuring instruments and measurement-based transactions
  • measurement assurance – third party arrangements and compliance arrangements

The feedback from these consultations was used to help inform the development of potential reform options. 

Review the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement

This Consultation Regulation Impact Statement presents three reform options on which we are seeking feedback:

Attend a Virtual Town Hall meeting in late April 2021

For more information on the reform options please register on the links below to attend one or more of the Virtual Town Halls that best matches your interests:

These sessions will inform participants regarding the reform options and highlight the impact the changes may have on them. Participants will also be able to ask questions and provide feedback on the reform options.

The agenda for each Virtual Town Hall will be released in advance.

Why we are consulting

Feedback to the proposed reform options presented in this consultation paper will be used to inform their final development. A summary of key feedback will be prepared and published online. This will happen before the Australian Government makes a final decision.

What happens next

Thank you for your valued input. At the end of the consultation period, the responses will be analysed. Following that, a summary of key feedback will be published online.


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  • Labelling Design
  • Packaging
  • Consumer Rights
  • Front of Pack Requirements
  • Trade
  • Import
  • Export
  • Australian Standards
  • International Standards
  • Regulation
  • Red Tape Reduction
  • Cost to Business
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  • Principled Legislation
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  • Regulations
  • Enforcement
  • Measurement
  • Weights
  • Volume
  • Testing Methods
  • Online Purchases
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Service Provision
  • Governance and Business Performance
  • Trade measurement
  • Weights and measures
  • Pattern approval
  • Verification
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • Autogas
  • LPG Dispensers
  • LPG Density
  • LPG testing and calibration
  • Autogas Dispensers
  • Labelling
  • Labelling design
  • Packaging
  • Consumer rights
  • Front of pack requirements
  • Trade
  • Import
  • Export
  • Australian standards
  • International standards
  • Regulations
  • Red tape reduction
  • Cost to business
  • Cost to consumers
  • Principled legislation
  • Prescriptive legislation
  • Enforcement
  • Measurement
  • Weights
  • Volume
  • Testing methods
  • Online purchases
  • Fast moving consumer goods
  • Measurement Law
  • Measuring instruments
  • Instrument manufacturers
  • Instrument suppliers
  • Instrument importers
  • Trade measurement
  • OIML
  • International Organisation of Legal Metrology
  • NMI
  • International Organisation of Legal Metrology
  • Electricity