In Australia, the hydrogen sector is seeing consistent growth and its role across the Australian industry to decarbonise, improve fuel security, and create new investment opportunities is being recognised. Standards Australia has been working with stakeholders across government and industry, as well as collaborating internationally, to understand where the opportunities lay for hydrogen.
The global demand for hydrogen exported from Australia could be over three million tonnes by 2030, adding up to $10 billion to the economy.1 It is more important than ever that appropriate standards are in place to help with the safe and effective scale-up of the technology. 

Integral to its use in Australia is Standards Australia committee ME-093 Hydrogen Technologies. These industry experts are instrumental in development and adoption of hydrogen standards, working closely with key stakeholders to move Australia towards a more sustainable future. The committee’s terms of reference covers all aspects of hydrogen, across the value chain as an energy carrier are within scope, including the production, storage and handling, measurement, transport, transmission and distribution of hydrogen in its pure form, blended with another fuel gas or via an alternate hydrogen transport vector and use of hydrogen. Also included are end-use applications such as hydrogen refuelling infrastructure and mobility applications, domestic and industrial appliances and power and heat generation. In May 2020, the committee established five working groups tasked with overseeing and developing guidance in the following areas:

  • Production, Handling and Storage
  • Pipeline and Gas Distribution Networks
  • End Use Utilisation
  • Fuel Cell Applications
  • Mobility Applications

2020 has already seen the adoption of eight key hydrogen standards with the work to bring further guidance to the sector ongoing. The purpose of this page is to provide a one-stop shop for stakeholders to find key information related to the development of hydrogen standards.


Emelia Addo-Appiah

Emelia Addo-Appiah