Appointment as a Legal Metrology Authority - Australian Government


You will require this approval if you intend to operate as a legal metrology 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
  • verifying authorities for the verification of reference standards of measurement and utility meters.

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.


Three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $3426.00 Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

National Measurement Act 1960 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

National Measurement Institute

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

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Legal Metrology Authorities Licensing

National Measurement Institute

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Operating address: Bradfield Rd
West Lindfield
New South Wales 2070
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2013
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 1800 020 076
Phone: 1300 686 664