CEO Report: Advancing the Global Agenda

Dr Pip Ryan, a key contributor to our national and international work in blockchain, presented on this transformational technology. She shared how it can help address climate change, demonstrating just how far reaching blockchain can be. Importantly, she also emphasised the role of international standards to stimulate greater interoperability and speedier acceptance around the world.
Our Incubator had a strong presence at this year’s ISO GA with a presentation on the innovative pilots it has produced. It has been incredibly fruitful to share with other national standards bodies the concepts being trialled and tested here in Australia. If you’re interested in what’s happening with the Incubator, I recommend you watch this video recently put together by my team.
Our week at ISO has been a fantastic opportunity to not only share our progress, but to learn from other ISO members and their successes. The ISO GA is the first in a series of international events to come, with World Standards Day (with a focus on Industry 4.0) and the IEC General Meeting in Busan, South Korea, just around the corner.
Although the objectives and agendas of these events may differ, respect for Australia as a driver for innovation remains the same.

—Dr Bronwyn Evans, CEO

In Conversation with Jan Begg

The Incubator: Bringing Innovative Thinking to Standards

Accelerating ASEAN-Australia digital trade

Plan ahead for your NCC 2022 proposals

Standards Australia is encouraging proposals for National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 to be submitted as soon as possible. For those interested in plumbing, Standards Australia has extended the deadline for the AS/NZS 3500 series to be referenced in NCC 2022. We will be accepting proposals until the end of October 2018, with a view to commence the consolidated revisions in early 2019.
For advice, or to discuss any proposals, contact Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager Alison Scotland on 02 9237 6088 or


Delivering on expanding expectations

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Due to the evolving nature of our business, Standards Australia has updated its Privacy Policy. These changes are designed to consolidate our privacy terms for public comment and surveys, expand on our use of service providers and provide more transparency on how we use and disclose personal information in light of the changes to our processes.

International Update

Sector Update

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Drafts Open for Comment

The public comment process provides an opportunity for stakeholders and members of the public to make valuable contributions. View draft standards currently open for comment.