Scope of Australia's Measurement Laws

Closed 22 Jun 2018

Opened 21 May 2018

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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 Australia's Measurement Laws represents the first of a series of public consultations to be undertaken in 2018. The discussion paper is seeking your views on what should and should not be addressed by the legislative framework underpinning Australia's measurement system.

The insights gained through this consultation will help create a simple and modern measurement framework that can meet the measurement challenges of today and opportunities of tomorrow. 

Feedback to this paper will be used to inform the development of policy options for Australia’s future measurement laws.

Get involved

All Australians, from researchers and producers to retailers and consumers, have an interest in an effective and efficient measurement system.

Share your views on some, or all, of the questions posed by the discussion paper or simply express your views and ideas on what the scope of Australia’s measurement laws should entail.


  • Business peak bodies
  • Sectoral peak bodies
  • Government - State and Federal
  • Service providers
  • Individual members of the business community
  • Universities
  • Industry
  • Commonwealth and state government departments and agencies
  • Universities
  • Research institutions
  • Small and medium sized enterprises
  • Not for profit organisations
  • Community organisations
  • 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


  • Industry
  • Collaboration
  • Food & Agribusiness
  • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmacueticals
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources
  • 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