Standards Australia is the nation’s peak non-government Standards organisation. It is charged by the Commonwealth Government to meet Australia’s need for contemporary, internationally aligned Standards and related services.
The work of Standards Australia enhances the nation’s economic efficiency, international competitiveness and contributes to community demand for a safe and sustainable environment.
It leads and promotes a respected and unbiased Standards development process ensuring all competing interests are heard, their points of view considered and consensus reached.
Standards Australia’s key priorities:
A range of development pathways is offered to stakeholders looking to develop new or update existing Standards.
- National and International Standards Information and Coordination
Standards Australia is the central point for government, industry and the community to find information about non-government consensus Standards in Australia and around the world, and how to participate in their development.
- Accreditation of Standards Development Organisations
Standards Australia supports the accreditation of other Standards Development Organisations through the Accreditation Board for Standards Development Organisations (ABSDO). This highly autonomous body independently assesses and approves other organisations such as industry associations to develop Australian Standards.
Acknowledging our Committee Members
Our Technical Committee members are the lifeblood of standardisation. They willingly give their time and expertise to advance the principles and practices of standardisation. Their contribution to Australia’s well-being cannot be overestimated. Although they give their time freely, it is estimated that their contribution is worth more than $30 million per year to the national interest.
• Website: www.standards.org.au
• Email: email@example.com
• Phone: +61 2 9237 6000
•Mail: Level 10, The Exchange Centre 20 Bridge Street, Sydney GPO Box 476 Sydney NSW 2001
Board of Directors
B Ec., FCPA, FAICDBoard Chairman; Member Finance, Risk & Audit Committee; Member Remuneration & Nominations…
Dr Peter Burn
B.Ec (Hons), Ph.DChairman Finance, Risk & Audit Committee
B Com. (Hons), GAICDMember Finance, Risk & Audit Committee
MAICD, GradDipMechEng, MBA(TechMgt)Member Remuneration & Nominations Committee
BA/BEd, MA (Comms Mgt), GFAICDMember Standards Development & Accreditation Committee
David Singleton AM
BSc, MEngSc, FTSE, HonFIEAust, FICE, FAICD, MPIAChair Standards Development & Accreditation Committee, Member Finance, Risk & Audit…
BScEng, MAICDChair Remuneration & Nominations Committee
Dr Bronwyn Evans
Chief Executive OfficerDr Evans (BE(Elec), PhD) has been the CEO of Standards Australia since October 2013 and is the VP…
Deputy Chief Executive OfficerAdrian became Deputy CEO at Standards Australia in 2014. His role sees him working closely with…
General Manager, OperationsIn the role of General Manager, Operations Kareen oversees the development of standards and other…
General Manager, Strategy and Public AffairsAdam is responsible for leading Standards Australia’s business strategy, commercial…
Standards Australia facilitates the development of internationally aligned Standards and other solutions that make a positive contribution to Australia.
Standards Development offers a range of pathways for developing objective, rigorous Standards which ensure the safety, performance and reliability of a range of products, services and systems. Every project Standards Australia works on must demonstrate Net Benefit. To propose a new project, click here.
The Standards Development team
The team responsible for developing and maintaining stakeholder relations and delivering Australian Standards and other guidance documents developed by Standards Australia is made up of:
- National Sector Management;
- International Secretariat;
- Project Office;
- Project Management; and
- Learning and Development.
To align with public interest priorities, Standards development projects are classified into 12 sectors:
- Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Food;
- Manufacturing and Processing;
- Building and Construction;
- Water and Waste Services;
- Transport and Logistics;
- Health and Community Services;
- Consumer Products, Services and Safety;
- Education and Training Services;
- Communications, Information Technology and e-Commerce Services;
- Public Safety; Public Administration; Business and Management;
This classification table will help determine which topics fall within each sector.
Our Standards Development work
Standards Australia’s work continues in traditional areas such as building, construction, energy, consumer protection and safety. It is also actively involved in developing Standards in areas including:
- Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions;
- Personal financial planning and employment screening;
- National security;
- IT security and risk management;
- Managerial and organisational practice, risk management, corporate social responsibility; and
- Electronic health records, messaging and communication.
Click on the following links to be taken to information on Standards for a selection of specific industries.