Where can I get Australian standards for free?

Where can I get Australian standards for free?

Standards Australia do not currently offer free public access to standards. Standards Australia made changes to their distribution and licensing policy in November 2019.

How do I get a copy of my Australian standards?

Standards Store or call 1800 035 822 (from Australia), or +61 2 9237 6171 (from overseas) Techstreet (formerly “Standards Australia Webstore powered by Techstreet”) or call +61 1800 845 140.

Are Australian standards legal documents?

Standards are voluntary documents which are developed by consensus. While Australian Standards are not legal documents, many are adopted into Commonwealth, state or territory legislation and become mandatory. Standards are also often incorporated into legal contracts.

Why are Australian standards so expensive?

The cost of production has been long since de-coupled from the price of sale. Consumers of Australian standards are paying not just for the original investment, but over and over again into the profit margin of a private distributor.

Where can I get free standards?

Standards Organizations that Offer Free Access to Their Standards

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – Free to members.
  • The Broadband Forum.
  • Consultative Committee on Space Data Systems (CCSDS)
  • ECMA International.

Who is responsible for Australian standards?

the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
They are developed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in conjunction with public and industry consultation.

Should Australian Standards be free?

Mr Clarke explained that Australian Standards were critically important to assisting Australian companies meet health and safety obligations, and because of this, they should ideally be free to Australian business. “Australian Standards are a public good, and critically important to healthy and safe business practice.

How much do Australian Standards cost?

In NSW, a member of the public will later this month have to pay anywhere from $100 to $500-plus to purchase and view a standard, which Dr Byrne said can be prohibitive for consumers or people starting a small business.

How do I download ASTM standards for free?

Just log on to www.astm.org and search using the Standards Search option. Includes an automatic alert service notifying you of any changes to standards you download.

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