Vehicle tank level gauging – standards and test procedures

Closed 24 Dec 2020

Opened 11 Nov 2020


The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is seeking submissions from stakeholders on a proposal to update Australia’s pattern approval and verification test procedures to align with the current international standard for the level gauging of vehicle tanks in use for trade published by the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML), OIML R 80 Road and rail tankers with level gauging.

OIML R 80-1 Metrological and technical requirements, was adopted in Australia as NMI R 80-1 (2014) in November 2014, and is used as Australia’s pattern approval standard for vehicles tanks with level gauging.

In 2017 OIML published OIML R 80-2 Metrological controls and tests and OIML R 80-3 Report Format for type evaluation as supplementary parts of the international standard. Parts 2 and 3 provide uniform test procedures for the pattern approval and verification of vehicle tanks with level gauging. The feedback you provide will help inform their adoption as NMI R 80-2 and NMI R 80-3 respectively  and use as part of Australia’s pattern approval standard for vehicle tanks with level gauging.

Consultation documents

If you experience any difficulty accessing these documents, please contact us.


Please use the stakeholder comments form to provide your submission on the proposed adoption of OIML R 80-2 and OIML R 80-3. Please email the form to

Privacy Collection Statement

The Department is conducting a consultation as part of the adoption of an international standard – OIML R 80-2 and OIML R 80-3

The Department is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles outlined in Schedule 1 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), which regulates how we may collect, use, disclose and store personal information.

The Department will collect from this consultation your personal information (including your name, organisation, email and phone number) so that we are able to contact you, if needed to seek clarification regarding any comments you provide.

NMI intends to publically release the contents of submissions. The contents of submissions will be published on the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Consultation Hub webpage. Contents of submissions will be de-identified where possible. However, if you would like your submission to be treated as confidential please indicate this in the ‘confidential submission’ section of the stakeholder comments form.

Your personal information will be accessed by departmental staff who are involved with the proposed adoption of OIML R 80-2 and OIML R 80-3.

Your information will not be used or disclosed without your consent, except as set out above or where authorised or required by law. Any request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) for a submission marked ‘confidential’ to be made available will be determined in accordance with freedom of information laws.

Personal information will be stored and held in accordance with the Department’s obligations under the Archives Act 1983 (Cth). For further information, please refer to the Department’s Privacy Policy.



  • Pattern Approval Applicants
  • Interested parties, domestic and international
  • Utility Meter Verifiers
  • Verifying Authorities


  • Measurement
  • OIML
  • NMI
  • International Organisation of Legal Metrology
  • Electricity