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National Measurement Institute

About us

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

NMI brochure - What we do

Our vision

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

Building Linkages: NMI Strategic Plan 2014-18


Learn more about how we measure our world 

How the world defines mass, temperature, energy and more is going to change in May 2019.




Online shop

Visit the NMI online shop

Measurement Law Review

The Australian Government is undertaking a review of the legislation underpinning Australia’s measurement system:

Be part of Australia’s measurement future

A Measurement Policy Statement for Australia

Measurement is integral to any well-functioning and productive economy, and plays a critical role in domestic law and international treaties for trade, commerce and consumer protection.

Our national measurement system is a coherent, formal, and internationally codified system that ensures that measurements can be made on a consistent basis both in Australia and internationally.

National Measurement Policy Statement

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.