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Standards Australia

About Standards Australia

Standards Australia is Australia’s leading standards development and approval body. As a non-government body, Standards Australia accredits other Standards Development Organisations. It also develops and publishes technical, voluntary, and commercial safety standards for use in Australia. Working across various industries, Standards Australia also focuses on adopting international standards. So, what does Standards Australia do? It develops safety standards for Australia’s net benefit through a committee process where consensus is reached.

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Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders - Design, construction and installation
Occupational health and safety management systems - Requirements with guidance for use
Electrical installations - Selection of cables Cables for alternating voltages up to and including 0.6/1 kV - Typical Australian installation conditions
Reprocessing of reusable medical devices and other devices in health and non-health related facilities
Dangerous Goods - Initial Emergency Response Guide
Performance of household electrical appliances - Clothes washing machines Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption
Personal equipment for work at height Manufacturing requirements for full body combination and lower body harnesses
Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas
Risk management - Guidelines
Concrete structures
Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning Fire
Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays
Design for access and mobility General requirements for access - New building work
Quality management systems - Requirements
The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
Fire hydrant installations System design, installation and commissioning
Residential slabs and footings
Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings System design, installation and operation
Automatic fire sprinkler systems General systems
Graphic technology - Displays for colour proofing - Characteristics
Addressing International postal address components and template language
Timber - Softwood - Visually stress-graded for structural purposes
Coaxial cable and optical fibre systems for the RF distribution of digital television, radio and in-house analogue television signals in single and multiple dwelling installations
Information and documentation - International standard music number (ISMN)
Accessories for seat belts used in motor vehicles
Structures for mine shafts Rope guides (ISO 19426-7:2021, MOD)
Fans - Vocabulary and definitions of categories Vocabulary
Addressing Assigning and maintaining addresses for objects in the physical world
Respiratory protective devices
Safety of toys Microbiological safety
Date and time - Vocabulary
Freight containers Coding, identification and marking
Hard coal - Sampling of slurries
Freight containers Platform containers
Project, programme and portfolio management
Digital engineering for fixed rail infrastructure Part 2: Technical requirements
Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Bars
Wheelchairs Power and control systems for electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters - Requirements and test methods
Formwork for concrete Design and construction
Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use
Planning for emergencies in facilities
Residential timber-framed construction Non-cyclonic areas
General conditions of contract
Boilers - Safety management and supervision systems
General conditions of contract
Masonry in small buildings Design
General conditions of contract for design and construct
Electrical installations - Periodic assessment
Plumbing and drainage Stormwater drainage
Safety of machinery
Electrical installations - Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies General rules
Steel structures
Minor works contract conditions (Principal administered)
In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment and RCDs
Gas installations LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes
Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings Routine service and maintenance
Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites
Safe working on or near low-voltage and extra-low voltage electrical installations and equipment

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  Read on to find out more about Standards Australia.  

Standards Australia is the principal standards body in Australia. As an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental standards organisation, Standards Australia develops safety standards, handbooks, technical specifications, publications, resources, and solutions. 

The critical work Standards Australia performs improves Australia’s international competitiveness and economic efficiency by developing, maintaining, and promoting Australian Standards. It also contributes to ensuring safe and sustainable environments for all Australians. Standards Australia is a member of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and is Australia’s representative.

Standards Australia forms technical committees comprising stakeholders from business, government, community, academia, industry, and consumers. Using a consensus process, Standards Australia facilitates the committees to develop safety standards in Australia for everyone’s benefit.

Standards Australia is the owner and creator of Australian standards. As a not-for-profit, independent, non-government entity, it creates and maintains standards across various public, private and community stakeholders. Some of the industries that Standards Australia is responsible for include:

  • Building and construction
  • Dangerous goods protection
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electrical wires and cables.
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Playground equipment
  • Quality management
  • Quality assurance
  • Timber structures.

Standards Australia publishes voluntary standards that State and Commonwealth governments can refer to in their legislation. If this happens, the safety standards become mandatory.

Standards Australia is the leading non-governmental, independent, not-for-profit standards organisation. They are specialists in developing and adopting internationally aligned standards in Australia. Standards Australia works across many industries with various stakeholders to ensure Australian industries maintain safety, quality, and efficiency standards.

Standards Australia's purpose includes:

  • International participation: Standards Australia participates in developing and adopting International Standards.
  • Standards development: Standards Australia offers stakeholders across multiple industries the opportunity to develop or update new and existing safety standards.
  • Accreditation of standards development organisations: Standards Australia assesses and approves other Australian organisations to develop Australian Standards.

Standards Australia cannot provide advice regarding compliance or non-compliance with specifications or requirements in standards. The relevant regulators deal with compliance matters. A list of safety Standards Australia government contacts is available here.  

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