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Information Publication Scheme

Since 1 May 2011 every Australian government agency has had to publish an information publication scheme (IPS). The scheme aims to transform the freedom of information framework from one that responds to individual requests for access to documents to one that requires agencies to take a proactive approach to publishing information.

Agency Plan

Our agency plan shows how we propose to meet the IPS requirements

Who We Are

About us
About us brochure
Assignments, authorisations, delegations and determinations (revised version available soon)
Enterprise agreement
Management team
Organisation chart

What We Do

Charging Arrangements for Pattern Approval, Licensing and Appointments 
Measurement legislation
National Measurement Act
National Measurement Guidelines
National Measurement Regulations
National Trade Measurement Regulations
Pattern approval examination
Pattern approval procedures and pattern approval procedures 
Pattern approval guidelines and procedures
Pattern approval requirements
Research we undertake
Services we provide
Trade measurement for business
Trade measurement for consumers
Trade measurement guides (point-of-sale systems; prepackaged goods; the average quantity system; selling alcohol; selling bread and bakery products; selling fruit and vegetables; selling meat and seafood; selling firewood; selling garden landscape materials; selling petrol, diesel and LPG; selling precious stones and metals)

Our Reports

Annual Reports

Consultation Arrangements

Consultation arrangements
Trade measurement enquiries and complaints

Routinely Requested Information and Disclosure Log

Freedom of information disclosure log

Our Priorities

Service charter 
Trade measurement service charter
Strategic plan

Our Finances


Our Lists

Legal metrology authorities
Servicing licensees 

Our Submissions


Our Policies

Quality policy 
Trade measurement compliance and enforcement policy and trade measurement compliance and enforcement policy

Contact Us

General contact us details
Freedom of information requests
IPS enquiries

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