Public Weighbridge Licence - Australian Government


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a public weighbridge. A weighbridge is a measuring instrument of one or more platforms that determines the mass of vehicles or livestock and has a measuring capacity of three tonnes or more.

A public weighbridge licence demonstrates the holder has a suitable weighbridge, as well as the competency to operate the weighbridge.

A licence may be granted to individuals, partnerships and companies who are able to satisfy the legal requirements for a public weighbridge licensee.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • complete a recognition kit to gain a Statement of Attainment
  • undergo a criminal history check and submit a National Criminal History Report
  • provide details of all employees that will be operating the weighbridge
  • have the weighbridge inspected to ensure that it is suitable for use as a public weighbridge
  • pay the required fees.


Up to three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $785.00

New application fee. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $550.00

Fee for each year of the licence.  Please check the fees according to your specific licence application requirements.  Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Operating a Public Weighbridge (Opens in new window)

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 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.