Review of the National Instrument Test Procedure (NITP) Reform

Closed 25 Jun 2015

Opened 27 May 2015

Results Updated 21 Sep 2015

National Instrument Test Procedure (NITP) Review Outcomes document



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 retail scales and petrol dispensers, used in trade across many industry sectors including agriculture, mining and energy. The testing process is conducted by NMI-appointed servicing licensees and is referred to as verification. Servicing licensees follow the procedures detailed in the relevant NITP.

This proposed review does not include utility meters because utility meters are not tested by servicing licensees and are managed under a different framework. Testing of utility meters will continue to be undertaken in accordance with the requirements and procedures specified in NITP 14 (Utility Meters).

Why We Are Consulting

NMI is examining whether there is scope for a reduction in regulation around the NITPs which could contribute to the Australian Government’s deregulation agenda.

As trade measurement impacts a variety of industries, businesses and consumers, NMI is seeking input from such stakeholders to help ensure that the review accounts for the widest possible range of needs and interests. A Consultation Paper which outlines the issues under review has been developed and is included below.

Stakeholder feedback will be used to inform the Government’s consideration of what scope exists for regulation reduction and what net savings for industry, Government and consumers any reform may deliver.

What Happens Next

Submissions are now closed.


  • Servicing licensees
  • Consumers
  • Retailers
  • Industry bodies and associations
  • Commonwealth; State and Territory Government departments and agencies
  • Business wholesalers


  • National Instrument Test Procedures (NITPs)
  • Trade measurement
  • Deregulation
  • Test procedures
  • Verification
  • Weights and measures
  • Measuring instruments
  • Scales
  • Fuel dispensers
  • Measurement