Standards Australia is committed to maintaining a contemporary, relevant and internationally aligned catalogue of Australian Standards and other publications. The Aged Standards Review is one of the ways in which we give effect to that commitment by seeking committee member and broader stakeholder views on the proposed withdrawal of standards and other publications that are over ten years old.
As part of the Aged Standards Review process, Standards Australia asks relevant technical committees with an active work program to review aged documents within their area of oversight. They decide whether these documents should be withdrawn, reconfirmed without changes or revised. Where no existing active committee is available to provide input on the document, we consult a broad range of stakeholders.
We are currently seeking input on the proposed withdrawal of the following aged documents:
- Inactive technical committee standards: Documents where no existing active committee is available to provide input.
This consultation period starts on Monday 16 October 2023 and ends on Monday 18 December 2023.
If an Australian Standard on the list is still being used in your industry or community and you object to its withdrawal, we want to hear from you. Please email the Aged Standards Team specifying which standard (number, title and publication year) and justification for your concerns.
Where objections to withdraw Aged Standards are raised, Standards Australia will assess the objections and, where necessary, undertake further consultation with relevant stakeholders, before reaching a final determination on the most appropriate action to be taken.
Where there are no objections, Standards Australia will progress with the withdrawal of the proposed Aged Standards.
To review the list, please see the spreadsheet.
The withdrawn status does not impact the document’s availability, or public’s ability to use the document. Withdrawn standards can still be purchased from our distributors.
The withdrawn status indicates that the standard is no longer relevant. Standards Australia will not undertake further work to maintain or update a withdrawn standard.
It is still possible for a withdrawn standard to be used within an industry or reference by a government if they choose to do so. One reason for this may be because there are no replacement technical documents readily available.
The outcome for aged documents that were released for nine weeks’ public consultation can be found in this Excel spreadsheet.