Recognition of Foreign Certification of Measuring Instruments - Australian Government


You will require this approval if you intend to register, in Australia, any measuring instruments developed or produced in another country.

The Chief Metrologist may issue a written notice recognising a measuring instrument that has been certified in a foreign country as a certified measuring instrument if the certified value of the measuring instrument is equivalent to or comparable to the Australian primary standards of measurement.

Requests for recognition are considered on a case-by-case basis and are generally only agreed where there is a gap in the national measurement system that cannot readily be filled from within Australia.

Recognition of some activities may be considered under current international mutual recognition arrangements with some countries.

Service type


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


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Act(s) name

National Measurement Act 1960 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

National Measurement Regulations 1999 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Science and Resources

National Measurement Institute

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