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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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weight placed on a scale for testing at St George's Cabbage Patch, Brisbane


NMI recently released the National Compliance Plan for 2017-18, its annual plan to ensure Australian consumers and businesses are getting the measurements they pay for. Read more:

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.



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.



Industry and Trade

Equal arm balance 

Trade measurement refers to all transactions in which the price of the commodities or goods is based on measurement of quantity or quality. The primary purpose of a trade measurement system in Australia is to ensure that the pricing of traded goods is based on accurate measurement.