Appointment as a Trade Measurement Authority - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to operate as a metrology (trade measurement) authority. Three categories of legal metrology authorities may be appointed to service the needs of the national measurement system:

  • Approving authorities for pattern approval testing;
  • Certifying authorities for the certification of measuring instruments and to certify reference materials; and
  • Verifying authorities for the verification of reference standards of measurement and utility meters.

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

To be eligible you must possess National Association of Testing Authorities accreditation, agree to comply with all guidelines and submit all the required documentation with your application.

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


3 years.



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

Legal Metrology and Trade Measurement
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


02 8467 3610

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