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National Measurement Institute

About us

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The National Measurement Institute (NMI), a division within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is Australia's peak measurement body responsible for biological, chemical, legal, physical and trade measurement.

What we do

Download a brochure which explains what we do.

Our vision

Our vision is to provide measurement policy, science and regulation that underpins the economy and well-being of Australia.

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Products and Services

Optical UV detector

NMI's broad suite of measurement expertise is available to government, industry and the community through a wide variety of services delivered by our laboratories across Australia.


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Science and Technology

Anechoic chamber

NMI offers a broad range of scientific and technical capabilities that address all sectors of measurement at the highest levels of precision and integrity.


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Trade Measurement

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On 1 July 2010, NMI took responsibility for trade measurement nationwide. NMI is now responsible for the full spectrum of measurement, from the peak primary standards of measurement to measurements made at the domestic trade level.

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​The Government is now in Caretaker

Information on the National Measurement Institute website will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions, available from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet website.