Mandatory Product Standards - Australian Government

Description

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:

  • performance
  • composition
  • contents
  • methods of manufacture or processing
  • design
  • construction
  • finish
  • packaging or labelling

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Mandatory Standards (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Competition and Consumer Act 2010 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Product Safety Australia