On 13 April 2007, following a review of state and territory trade measurement systems, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to the introduction of a single national system of trade measurement.
The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is now responsible for trade measurement regulation nationally.
The NMI is responsible for all areas of trade measurement from the peak primary standards of measurement to measurements made at the domestic trade level. The NMI is committed to delivering a trade measurement service which ensures the pricing of traded goods is based on accurate measurement covering both business-to-business transactions and business-to-consumer transactions.
For more information regarding:
- weights and measures
- using weighing or measuring instruments
- selling articles in non metric units
- short measure
- allowing for the weight of the wrapping or packaging material
- how to make a complaint about measurement
- a metric conversion
visit the NMI website www.measurement.gov.au.
Last reviewed 29/11/2011