Trade Measurement Servicing Licence - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a servicing business in Australia that employs individuals as verifiers of trade measurement equipment.

Verifiers service, repair, test or confirm the integrity or correctness of measuring equipment used for trade purposes. The classes of servicing licences available relate to:

  • Length measuring instruments;
  • Area measuring instruments;
  • Masses;
  • Measures of volume;
  • Liquid measuring instruments;
  • Weighing instruments;
  • Farm milk tanks;
  • Vehicle tanks;
  • LPG dispensers;
  • Natural gas dispensers;
  • Multi-dimensional measuring instruments;
  • Utility meters;
  • Quality measuring instruments;
  • Evidential breath analysis; and
  • Density hydrometers.

There are also supplementary servicing licences relating to control systems for weighbridges, liquid measuring systems, and point of sale systems.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

A licence may be granted to individuals, partnerships or body corporates who are able to satisfy the legal requirements for a servicing licence.

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and show competency;
  • Be a fit and proper person;
  • Undergo a criminal history check and submit a National Criminal History Report;
  • Provide details of all employees that will be operating as verifiers;
  • Have an approved quality management system; and
  • Comply with any conditions issued with the licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Licences will be renewed over one, two or three years.



Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
National Measurement Institute

Act(s) name

National Measurement Act 1960 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries, Servicing Licensing
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
National Measurement Institute

Operating address:
Bradfield Rd
New South Wales 2070
Mailing address:
PO BOX 264
Lindfield, New South Wales 2070


02 8467 3600


1300 686 664


02 8467 3610

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