National Measurement Institute

Regulator function

Administering and enforcing Australia’s measurement framework that underpins trade and investment - including where measurement forms the basis of a transaction or is used for legal purposes.


  • National Measurement Act 1960
  • National Measurement Regulations 1999
  • National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009
  • National Measurement Guidelines 2016

Regulated community

  • Everyone responsible for using measurement for trade or legal purposes in Australia, including: industry, research organisations and government agencies.
  • Businesses and consumers benefit from the level playing field afforded by the regulatory framework.


Industry, Science and Resources

Internal to department / external entity