What does Standards Australia do?

Standards Australia is the nation’s peak standards development body. We develop standards, technical specifications, handbooks and other publications and participate in international standards development as a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

We do not enforce, regulate or certify compliance with standards.

We form technical committees made up of stakeholders from government, business, industry, community, academia and consumers. Through a process of consensus, these committees develop standards for Australia’s net benefit. We facilitate that process.

What is a standard?

Are standards mandatory?

How do I obtain a standard and how much do they cost?

Will I have to pay to view a standard?

I’d like to reproduce or copy all or parts of the Australian Standard I have purchased. How do I go about this?