You must comply with these standards if you intend to supply products within Australia. Supply in relation to goods includes way of sale, exchange, lease, hire, or hire purchase and in relation to services it means to provide, grant or confer. Mandatory safety standards specify minimum requirements that products must meet before they are supplied. They are introduced when it is considered reasonably necessary to prevent or reduce the risk of injury to a person.
The purpose of a mandatory standard is to make particular safety or information features on products compulsory for legal supply of the product into the Australian market. It is an offence to supply goods that do not comply with mandatory standards.
If a product is subject to a mandatory standard, it must meet specific safety criteria before it can be sold in Australia. These can relate to:
- methods of manufacture or processing
- packaging or labelling
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.