Average Quantity System - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with the average quantity system if you intend to operate a business that sells goods by measurement or that manufactures, packs, imports or sells pre-packaged goods that have a constant nominal content.

Manufacturers, packers and importers can choose:

  • to continue with their current system of shortfall calculation based on the uniform trade measurement legislation
  • adopt the average quantity system.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

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

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Enquiries, Measurement Certification

National Measurement Institute

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Operating address: 36 Bradfield Road
Lindfield, New South Wales 2070
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2013
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 1300 686 664
Phone: 02 8467 3600
Fax: 02 8467 3610
Email: infotm@measurement.gov.au