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SLI 2009 No. 233 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to National Trade Measurement Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014
Administered by: Industry, Innovation and Science
Registered 05 Jan 2015
Start Date 01 Jan 2015

National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009

Select Legislative Instrument No. 233, 2009

made under the

National Measurement Act 1960

Compilation No. 6

Compilation date:                              1 January 2015

Includes amendments up to:            SLI No. 101, 2014

Registered:                                         5 January 2015

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 January 2015 (the compilation date).

This compilation was prepared on 5 January 2015.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on ComLaw (www.comlaw.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on ComLaw for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

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Modifications

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Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

1.1......... Name of Regulations........................................................................... 1

1.2......... Commencement................................................................................... 1

1.4......... Interpretation....................................................................................... 1

1.5......... Certain articles must be sold by measurement—meat.......................... 5

1.6......... Meat for sale—marking requirements................................................. 8

Part 2—Measuring instruments and material measures used for trade   10

Division 2.1—Offences for use of a measuring instrument for trade 10

2.1......... Use of measuring instrument must not contravene any other provision 10

2.2......... Measuring instrument used to measure mass not to be held or suspended from hand              10

2.3......... Certain measuring instruments only to be used for specific use........ 11

2.4......... Certain measuring instruments only to be used with specified proportional masses 12

2.5......... Measuring instrument fitted with tare bar not to be used in certain circumstances    12

2.6......... Person must not use measuring instrument to determine mass greater than permitted              12

2.7......... Person must not use certain masses to determine mass of particular items               13

2.8......... Metric carat masses only to be used to measure mass of precious stones 14

2.9......... Proportional mass to be readily identifiable with measuring instrument 14

2.10....... Certain masses only to be used by particular certificate holders........ 15

2.11....... Use of measuring instrument fitted with load receptor...................... 15

2.12....... Measuring instrument fitted with load receptor................................. 16

2.13....... Movement of load receptor must not foul measuring instrument...... 16

2.14....... Measuring instrument fitted with certain load receptor...................... 17

2.15....... Person must not alter verification scale interval of marked measuring instrument    17

2.16....... Measuring instrument not to be used for trade if verification scale interval altered   18

2.17....... Measuring instrument of approved pattern designed for measuring liquid               18

2.18....... Person in possession of certain measuring instrument must ensure measuring instrument is artificially illuminated.......................................................................................................... 19

2.19....... Person who makes certain measuring instrument available must ensure measuring instrument is artificially illuminated.......................................................................................................... 19

2.20....... Flowmeter fitted with zero re‑setting device must be reset before use for trade        20

2.21....... Flowmeter fitted with zero re‑setting device must be reset before being made available for use for trade                21

2.22....... Fuel dispenser used for trade to measure a liquid or gaseous product 21

2.23....... Fuel dispenser made available for use for trade to measure liquid or gaseous product             22

2.24....... Certain measuring instruments not to be used for trade to measure diamonds or precious stones            23

2.25....... Certain measuring instruments not to be used for trade to measure precious metals 23

2.26....... Batch tested glass measure must remain in custody of manufacturer or importer unless certain conditions apply    24

2.27....... Use of class 4 measuring instruments............................................... 25

Division 2.2—Verification, reverification and in‑service inspection 26

2.28....... Verifying and marking measuring instruments................................. 26

2.29....... Verifying and marking material measure........................................... 26

2.30....... Certain measuring instruments not to be verified.............................. 27

2.31....... Measuring instrument to be clean...................................................... 28

2.32....... Testing of measuring instrument....................................................... 28

2.33....... Testing and marking a measure of length.......................................... 28

2.34....... Exemption from reverification........................................................... 29

2.35....... Inspector may direct controller to dismantle measuring instrument... 29

2.36....... Inspector may direct controller to provide and pay for certain items. 30

2.36A.... Prescribed particulars for register...................................................... 31

2.36B.... Prescribed circumstances—utility meters taken to be marked with verification mark               32

Division 2.3—Batch testing and marking—glass measures                   33

2.37....... Definitions for Division 2.3.............................................................. 33

2.38....... Secretary may approve batch testing and marking............................. 33

2.39....... Batch testing requirements................................................................ 33

2.40....... Servicing licensee to keep records..................................................... 34

Division 2.4—Servicing licences and licensees                                              36

2.41....... Prescribed fee—application for servicing licence (Act s 18NA (3) (b)) 36

2.42....... Prescribed particulars (Act s 18NF).................................................. 37

2.43....... Prescribed conditions (Act s 18NH (j))............................................ 37

2.44....... Prescribed fee—application to amend condition of servicing licence (Act s 18NI (2) (b))       43

2.45....... Prescribed fee—application to amend servicing licensee due to change of partnership (Act s 18NJ (3) (d))           43

2.46....... Prescribed fee—application for renewal of servicing licence (Act s 18NK (2) (b))  43

2.47....... Prescribed fee—verifying measuring equipment............................... 44

2.47A.... Indexation of prescribed fee.............................................................. 44

2.48....... Prescribed period.............................................................................. 45

Part 3—Weighbridges used for trade                                                                      46

Division 3.1—General                                                                                                46

3.1......... Application of Part 3......................................................................... 46

3.2......... Location of weighbridge................................................................... 46

3.3......... Visibility on weighbridge.................................................................. 46

3.4......... Approach to weighbridge.................................................................. 47

3.5......... Platform of weighbridge—composition............................................ 48

3.6......... Pit of weighbridge............................................................................. 48

3.7......... Weighbridge without pit.................................................................... 49

3.8......... Weighbridge with electrical or electronic devices.............................. 49

3.9......... Weighbridge with more than 1 platform............................................ 50

3.10....... Portable weighbridge........................................................................ 50

3.11....... Use of weighbridge to determine end‑and‑end measurement............ 51

Division 3.2—Public weighbridges                                                                      52

3.12....... Prescribed fee—application for public weighbridge licence (Act s 18PA (3) (b))    52

3.13....... Prescribed fee—application to amend condition of public weighbridge licence (Act s 18PI (2) (b))        52

3.14....... Prescribed fee—application to amend public weighbridge licence due to change of partnership (Act s 18PJ (3) (d)).......................................................................................................... 52

3.15....... Prescribed fee—application to contract out public weighbridge operation (Act s 18PK (3) (d))              52

3.16....... Prescribed fee—application for renewal of public weighbridge licence (Act s 18PL (2) (b))   53

3.17....... When use of weighbridge is taken not to be use of a public weighbridge                53

3.18....... Secretary may require inspection report............................................ 53

3.19....... Display requirements—sign at public weighbridge........................... 54

3.20....... When licensee must withdraw public weighbridge from use and notify Secretary   54

3.21....... Public weighbridge licensee may refuse measurement request.......... 55

3.22....... Platform of public weighbridge to be kept clean............................... 55

3.23....... Space between frame and platform must be kept free from obstructions  55

3.24....... Weight recorded by public weighbridge without load to be kept accurately at zero  56

3.25....... Public weighbridge licensee must ensure operator determines measurement with appropriate care          57

3.26....... Measurement tickets—general requirements..................................... 57

3.27....... Measurement tickets—requirements of public weighbridge licensee 57

3.28....... Public weighbridge licensee must ensure certain measurement tickets produced to relevant person         58

3.29....... Public weighbridge licensee must not remove or alter original measurement ticket  59

3.30....... Public weighbridge licensee must not allow another person to remove or alter original measurement ticket            60

3.31....... Public weighbridge licensee must not remove or alter unissued copy measurement ticket       60

3.32....... Public weighbridge licensee must not allow another person to remove or alter unissued copy measurement ticket 61

3.33....... Public weighbridge licensee must not delete or alter electronic record included in measurement ticket    62

3.34....... Public weighbridge licensee must not allow another person to delete or alter electronic record included in measurement ticket.................................................................................................. 62

3.35....... Public weighbridge licensee must not dispose of or alter printed version of original measurement ticket                63

3.36....... Public weighbridge licensee must not allow another person to dispose of or alter printed version of original measurement ticket.................................................................................................. 63

3.37....... Public weighbridge licensee must provide certain information to the Secretary        64

3.38....... Public weighbridge licensee must not permit or assist person to engage in fraudulent conduct                65

3.39....... Public weighbridge licensee must notify Secretary of fraudulent conduct related to measurement using weighbridge.......................................................................................................... 66

3.40....... Public weighbridge licensee must not engage in certain conduct related to false representation               66

3.41....... Public weighbridge licensee to ensure issue of measurement ticket in approved form             67

3.42....... Inspector may direct operator to measure vehicle.............................. 68

3.43....... Measurement tickets—certain requirements to be met by operator.... 68

3.44....... Operator must issue copy of original measurement ticket to relevant person if certain conditions met     72

3.45....... Operator must not use public weighbridge for public weighing in certain circumstances         74

3.46....... Operator must not issue original measurement ticket........................ 74

3.47....... Operator must issue correct copy of original measurement ticket...... 75

3.48....... Operator must not remove or alter original measurement ticket......... 75

3.49....... Operator must not allow another person to remove or alter original measurement ticket          76

3.50....... Operator must not remove or alter unissued copy measurement ticket 76

3.51....... Operator must not allow another person to remove or alter unissued copy measurement ticket               77

3.52....... Operator must not delete or alter electronic record included in measurement ticket  77

3.53....... Operator must not allow another person to delete or alter electronic record included in measurement ticket            78

3.54....... Operator must not dispose of or alter printed version of original measurement ticket              78

3.55....... Operator must not allow another person to dispose of or alter printed version of original measurement ticket        79

3.56....... Operator must not permit or assist person to engage in fraudulent conduct              80

3.57....... Operator must notify Secretary of fraudulent conduct related to measurement using weighbridge           80

3.58....... Operator must not engage in certain conduct related to false representation             81

3.59....... Issuing copy of original measurement ticket..................................... 81

3.60....... Prescribed particulars for register (Act s 18PF)................................ 83

3.61....... Prescribed reverification period—public weighbridges (Act s 20 (1) (o))                83

3.61A.... Prescribed period.............................................................................. 83

3.62....... Additional licence conditions—public weighbridges........................ 84

3.63....... Transitional....................................................................................... 86

3.64....... Transitional....................................................................................... 86

Part 4—Packaging                                                                                                               87

Division 4.1—Definitions                                                                                          87

4.1......... Definitions for Part 4........................................................................ 87

Division 4.2—Operation of Part 4                                                                       91

4.3......... Requirements applicable to inner and outer packages........................ 91

4.4......... Exemptions from marking requirements (name, address, measurement)  91

4.5......... Exemptions for packages containing paper....................................... 92

4.6......... Exemptions for certain inner and outer packages.............................. 92

Division 4.3—Marking of name and address                                                 93

4.7......... Marking of name and address on packages....................................... 93

4.8......... Exemptions—packaged seed and imported prepackaged products.... 93

Division 4.4—Marking of measurement                                                           95

Subdivision 1—General requirements for measurement marking             95

4.9......... Requirement to mark measurement................................................... 95

4.10....... General position of measurement marking........................................ 95

4.11....... Set‑out and form of measurement marking....................................... 96

4.12....... Size etc of characters in measurement marking................................. 96

4.13....... Type and units of measurement to be used........................................ 98

4.14....... Fractions and significant figures....................................................... 99

4.15....... Special provision—marking by approved printing device................. 99

4.16....... Marking by reference to minimum measurement............................ 100

4.16A.... AQS mark—prescribed location..................................................... 100

Subdivision 2—Special provision for measurement marking of certain products       101

4.17....... Eggs................................................................................................ 101

4.18....... Products packed in sheets............................................................... 101

4.19....... Number of packages comprising 1 tonne........................................ 101

4.20....... Bedsheets, tarpaulins etc................................................................. 102

4.21....... Pairs of window curtains................................................................ 102

4.22....... Marking of width or thickness if it directly affects price................. 102

Subdivision 3—Special provision concerning measurement marking of outer packages           103

4.23....... Package containing packages of products of the same kind and measurement         103

4.24....... Inner and outer packages of single product..................................... 103

4.25....... Package containing products of different kinds or different measurements              104

Subdivision 4—Other markings concerning measurement                         105

4.26....... Unit price marking—retail sales of particular foods by mass.......... 105

Division 4.5—Prohibited expressions and prescribed particulars    107

4.27....... Marking of “mass when packed”.................................................... 107

4.28....... Prohibition on use of “gross mass”................................................. 107

4.29....... Prohibited expressions.................................................................... 108

4.29A.... Prescribed particulars for register.................................................... 108

Division 4.6—Desiccation                                                                                       109

4.31....... Permissible deficiency—prepacked fresh mushrooms.................... 109

4.32....... Permissible deficiency—prepacked soap........................................ 109

Division 4.7—Shortfall                                                                                             112

Subdivision 1—Provisions applying for package lots of 100 or more—the average quantity system    112

4.34....... AQS thresholds.............................................................................. 112

4.36....... Tolerable deficiencies...................................................................... 113

4.37....... Weighted average quantity.............................................................. 114

4.38....... Test failure...................................................................................... 114

Subdivision 2—Packages not marked with an AQS Mark                           115

4.42....... National test thresholds................................................................... 115

4.43....... Test failure circumstances—groups................................................ 115

4.44....... Test failure circumstances—single article........................................ 116

Division 4.8—Miscellaneous                                                                                 117

4.46....... Application for permit to sell certain articles................................... 117

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                     118

5.1......... Beer, spirits etc must be sold by reference to volume...................... 118

5.2......... Sale of article at price determined by reference to measurement...... 118

5.3......... Sale of fuel at price determined by reference to measurement by volume 121

5.4......... Regulation 5.3 does not apply to certain sales of fuel...................... 122

5.5......... Fees for general applications........................................................... 125

5.6......... Exempt utility meters....................................................................... 125

Part 6—Inspectors—prescribed qualifications and form of identity card              127

6.1......... Prescribed qualifications................................................................. 127

6.2......... Prescribed form of identity card...................................................... 127

Schedule 1—Maximum permissible errors                                     129

Part 1—Interpretation                                                                                                    129

Part 2—Material measures                                                                                           130

Division 1—Length                                                                                                    130

Division 2—Weight                                                                                                    131

Division 3—Volume                                                                                                   134

Division 4—Dispensing measures including pharmaceutical measures 136

Part 3—Measuring instruments                                                                                138

Division 1—Length‑measuring instruments                                                 138

Division 2—Area‑measuring instruments                                                      139

Division 3—Farm milk tanks                                                                                140

Division 4—Vehicle tanks                                                                                       141

Division 5—Liquid‑measuring systems                                                           142

Division 6—Weighing instruments                                                                    147

Division 7—Automatic rail‑weighbridges                                                      150

Division 8—Grain protein measuring instruments                                   153

Division 9—Water Vending Machines                                                            154

Division 10—Multi‑dimensional measuring instruments                       155

Division 11—Water meters                                                                                   156

Division 12—Electricity meters                                                                          157

Schedule 2—Classes and subclasses of servicing licences 160

Part 1—General                                                                                                                  160

Part 2—Supplementary                                                                                                  163

Schedule 3—The AQS Mark                                                                         164

Schedule 4—Exemptions from marking                                           165

1............ Textile goods................................................................................... 165

2............ Food goods..................................................................................... 165

3............ Medicinal and toilet goods.............................................................. 166

4............ Hardware goods.............................................................................. 166

5............ General goods................................................................................. 167

Schedule 5—Expression of measurement marking               169

Schedule 6—Permissible units of measurement                         171

1............ Mass............................................................................................... 171

2............ Volume........................................................................................... 171

3............ Linear measurement........................................................................ 171

4............ Area measurement........................................................................... 172

5............ Mass per specified length................................................................ 172

Endnotes                                                                                                                                  173

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                          173

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                              175

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                           176

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                         177

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1.1  Name of Regulations

                   These Regulations are the National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009.

1.2  Commencement

                   These Regulations commence on the day after they are registered.

1.4  Interpretation

                   In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears:

Act means the National Measurement Act 1960.

approved means approved by the Secretary.

approved form means a form approved, in writing, by the Secretary.

approved manner means a manner approved, in writing, by the Secretary.

class 4 measuring instrument means a measuring instrument of an approved pattern that, in accordance with the approved pattern:

                     (a)  has not less than 100 but not more than 1000 verification scale intervals, each of which is not less than 5 grams; and

                     (b)  has a symbol on it that is an oval of any shape, or 2 parallel horizontal lines that are joined at each end by a semi‑circle, with 4 vertical lines in it.

end‑and‑end measurement, in relation to a loaded or
unloaded vehicle being measured on a weighbridge, means a measurement of the vehicle determined by adding separate measurements of the mass of the vehicle supported singly or in combination by the different axles of the vehicle, in which:

                     (a)  each separate measurement is determined by a separate operation of the weighbridge; and

                     (b)  the separate measurements are performed consecutively.

glass, in relation to a container, drinking vessel or glass measure, includes any other material permitted by the approved pattern issued under the National Measurement Regulations 1999.

glass measure, in relation to batch testing, means any of the following:

                     (a)  a container that is:

                              (i)  made wholly or principally of glass; and

                             (ii)  intended to be used to sell lubricating oil by volume of the quantity otherwise than as a prepacked article;

                     (b)  a measure that is:

                              (i)  made of glass or another rigid or semi‑rigid substance; and

                             (ii)  intended to be used to sell beer, ale, stout or spirits by quantity otherwise than as a prepacked article;

                     (c)  a measure that is:

                              (i)  made wholly or principally of glass; and

                             (ii)  cylindrical or conical; and

                            (iii)  used for pharmaceutical purposes.

in‑service inspection:

                     (a)  means the examination of a material measure or measuring instrument by an inspector to determine if:

                              (i)  the verification mark is valid; and

                             (ii)  the material measure or the measuring instrument does not exceed the maximum permissible errors permitted during an in‑service inspection of a material measure or measuring instrument of that kind; and

                     (b)  does not include the marking of a material measure or a measuring instrument with a verification mark.

inspector means a trade measurement inspector.

licence means:

                     (a)  a public weighbridge licence; or

                     (b)  a servicing licence.

Note:          See Parts 2 and 3.

LPG is an acronym of liquefied petroleum gas.

material measure means a measure of:

                     (a)  length; or

                     (b)  weight; or

                     (c)  volume;

that is used to make a measurement.

maximum permissible error, in relation to a material measure or measuring instrument, means:

                     (a)  if a National Measurement Institute Certificate of Approval for the material measure or measuring instrument is issued on or after 1 July 2007—the maximum limit of error mentioned in the certificate; or

                     (b)  otherwise—the maximum limit of error for a measuring instrument of that kind prescribed in Schedule 1.

measurement ticket:

                     (a)  means a measurement ticket issued for a measurement made at a public weighbridge; and

                     (b)  includes:

                              (i)  a copy measurement ticket; and

                             (ii)  an original measurement ticket.

meat means anything that is described as the meat of a dead animal in regulation 1.5.

operator means a person who determines a measurement by the use of a weighbridge.

Note:          Examples of an operator include each of the following:

(a)    a public weighbridge licensee;

(b)    a person contracted by a public weighbridge licensee to operate a weighbridge;

(c)    a person employed by a public weighbridge licensee to operate a weighbridge;

(d)    a person employed by a person mentioned in paragraph (b) to operate a weighbridge.

preservation period means:

                     (a)  for a measurement ticket issued from a book of tickets
or a pad of tickets—a period of 3 years that begins immediately after the measurement ticket is issued; and

                     (b)  for a measurement ticket cancelled from a book of tickets or a pad of tickets—a period of 3 years that begins immediately after the measurement ticket is cancelled; and

                     (c)  for a measurement ticket that is generated electronically—a period of 3 years that begins immediately after the measurement ticket is generated.

public weighing means the use of a weighbridge by any of the following persons for a transaction to which the person is not a party:

                     (a)  the weighbridge licensee;

                     (b)  a person employed by the weighbridge licensee to operate the weighbridge;

                     (c)  a person contracted by the weighbridge licensee to operate the weighbridge;

                     (d)  a person employed to operate the weighbridge by the person mentioned in paragraph (c);

                     (e)  a person who makes a weighbridge available for use;

                      (f)  a person employed to operate the weighbridge by a person mentioned in paragraph (e).

registered number, in relation to a weighbridge, means the number included in the register of public weighbridge licences kept by the Secretary.

Note:          Several expressions used in these Regulations are defined in subsection 3 (1) of the Act, including:

·      controller

·      earlier corresponding law

·      measuring instrument

·      Secretary

·      servicing licence

·      servicing licensee

·      trade measurement inspector

·      use for trade

·      verification mark

·      verifier

·      weighbridge.

registered training organisation has the same meaning as in the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.

1.5  Certain articles must be sold by measurement—meat

Meat of dead animals

             (1)  For paragraphs 18HC (1) (b) and (2) (b) of the Act, and subject to subregulation (4), the meat of a dead animal mentioned in the following table is specified as a class of articles that must be sold by mass.

 

Item

Animal

1

Amphibian, including frog

2

Aquatic reptile or other reptile, including crocodile

3

Aquatic vertebrate or invertebrate:

(a) including fish; but

(b) not including shellfish

4

Bird, including

(a) chicken; and

(b) duck; and

(c) emu; and

(d) goose; and

(e) guineafowl; and

(f) ostrich; and

(g) pheasant; and

(h) quail; and

(i) squab; and

(j) turkey

5

Buffalo

6

Camel

7

Cattle

8

Deer

9

Donkey

10

Goat

11

Hare, but not rabbit

12

Horse

13

Kangaroo

14

Pig

15

Sheep

16

Wallaby

Methods of processing meat of dead animals

             (2)  For paragraphs 18HC (1) (b) and (2) (b) of the Act, the meat of a dead animal mentioned in the table in subregulation (1) which is subjected to a process mentioned in the following table is specified as a class of articles that must be sold by mass.

 

Item

Process

1

Adding a substance (for example, a preservative, colouring or flavouring)

2

Boning

3

Cooking, if the meat:

(a) is cooked for the purpose of sale at another location; or

(b) is cooked for the purpose of sale to a reseller

4

Crumbing

5

Curing for preservation (for example, salting or drying)

6

Dicing

7

Drying

8

Forming

9

Freezing

10

Glazing

11

Marinading

12

Mincing

13

Pickling

14

Salting

15

Seasoning

16

Shredding

17

Slicing

18

Smoking

19

Tenderising

             (3)  For the table in subregulation (1), the meat of a dead animal includes:

                     (a)  the cheek, liver, spleen, tail and tongue; and

                     (b)  tripe.

             (4)  For the table in subregulation (1), the meat of a dead animal is taken not to be included in the table if it is subjected to a process mentioned in the following table.

 

Item

Process

1

Blending with a significant amount of another product or products

2

Combining with a significant amount of another product or products

3

Fermenting

4

Filling

5

Reconstituting

6

Stuffing

             (5)  For the table in subregulation (1), the meat of a dead animal is taken not to be included in that table if it is mentioned in the following table.

 

Item

Kind of meat

1

Meat that is cooked for the purpose of sale at the place at which it is sold

2

Brains

3

Feet

4

Head

5

The whole or any part of a rabbit

6

Shellfish, including:

(a) molluscs; and

(b) crustaceans

7

Prepackaged meat

1.6  Meat for sale—marking requirements

             (1)  If a person offers or exposes for sale a quantity of meat at a marked price, the person must ensure that:

                     (a)  the mass of the meat is marked on the meat or in another statement that clearly refers to the meat in a way that:

                              (i)  uses the same colour for the mass of the meat and the price of the meat; and

                             (ii)  ensures that the mass of the meat and the price of the meat are equally conspicuous; and

                     (b)  the price per kilogram of the meat is marked on the meat or in another statement that clearly refers to the meat in a way that:

                              (i)  uses a combination of letters and numbers in which each letter and number is at least 10 mm high; and

                             (ii)  uses the same colour for the mass of the meat and the price of the meat; and

                            (iii)  ensures that the price per kilogram is in close proximity to the marked price of the meat.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

Part 2Measuring instruments and material measures used for trade

Division 2.1Offences for use of a measuring instrument for trade

2.1  Use of measuring instrument must not contravene any other provision

             (1)  In addition to each other offence included in a provision of these Regulations other than this regulation, a person must not use a measuring instrument for trade in a manner that contravenes any other provision of these Regulations.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note 1:       For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

Note 2:       The Act includes several provisions related to the liability of several classes of persons for an offence against a provision of Part IV, V, VI or VII of the Act.

Note 3:       See the Act for provisions related to the liability of several classes of persons for the physical element or fault element of an offence against the Act committed by a body corporate.

2.2  Measuring instrument used to measure mass not to be held or suspended from hand

             (1)  If a person is using for trade a measuring instrument and the person purports to measure mass, the person must not:

                     (a)  hold the measuring instrument in his or her own hand; or

                     (b)  suspend the measuring instrument from his or her own hand; or

                     (c)  hold the measuring instrument in another person’s hand; or

                     (d)  suspend the measuring instrument from another person’s hand; or

                     (e)  permit another person to hold the measuring instrument in the other person’s hand; or

                      (f)  permit another person to suspend the measuring instrument from the other person’s hand.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.3  Certain measuring instruments only to be used for specific use

             (1)  If a person is using for trade a measuring instrument that is marked for a specific use, the person must only use the measuring instrument in a manner that is in accordance with the specific use for which the measuring instrument is marked.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.4  Certain measuring instruments only to be used with specified proportional masses

             (1)  If a person is using for trade a measuring instrument that is marked for use with specified proportional masses, the person must only use the measuring instrument with a proportional mass that is specified.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.5  Measuring instrument fitted with tare bar not to be used in certain circumstances

             (1)  If a person is using for trade a measuring instrument otherwise than for factory use or non‑retail counter use, the person must not use a measuring instrument fitted with a tare bar.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.6  Person must not use measuring instrument to determine mass greater than permitted

             (1)  A person must not, in a single weighing, use for trade
a measuring instrument to determine mass greater than
the maximum capacity for the measuring instrument (if
any) permitted by the approved pattern for the measuring instrument.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.7  Person must not use certain masses to determine mass of particular items

             (1)  If a person is using for trade a measuring instrument and uses masses other than masses marked “A” in accordance with a certificate of approval of pattern issued under paragraph
19A (1) (c) of the Act, the person must not:

                     (a)  use the measuring instrument to determine the mass of
any goods for therapeutic use within the meaning of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989; or

                     (b)  use the measuring instrument to determine the mass of precious metals.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.8  Metric carat masses only to be used to measure mass of precious stones

             (1)  If a person is using for trade a measuring instrument to determine the mass of anything other than precious stones, the person must not use a metric carat mass.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.9  Proportional mass to be readily identifiable with measuring instrument

             (1)  If a person:

                     (a)  is in possession of more than 1 measuring instrument used for trade located on the same premises; and

                     (b)  any of the measuring instruments is used with proportional masses;

the person must ensure that each proportional mass is readily identifiable with the measuring instrument on which it was tested.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.10  Certain masses only to be used by particular certificate holders

             (1)  If a person is using for trade a measuring instrument, the person must not use a mass of 0.2 metric carat or less, or 50 mg or less, unless the person holds a certificate issued by:

                     (a)  the Secretary; or

                     (b)  the holder of a servicing licence;

that certifies that the mass complies with the meaning of verification provided in section 18GG of the Act.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.11  Use of measuring instrument fitted with load receptor

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person uses for trade a measuring instrument that is fitted with a removable load receptor; and

                     (b)  the measuring instrument does not have an automatic or semi‑automatic zero adjustment facility; and

                     (c)  the measuring instrument is one of 2 or more measuring instruments fitted with a removable load receptor that are located on the premises; and

                     (d)  the load receptor is not clearly marked in a manner that identifies the load receptor with the measuring instrument to which it is fitted.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (2)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.12  Measuring instrument fitted with load receptor

             (1)  A person must not use for trade a measuring instrument fitted with a load receptor if the load receptor:

                     (a)  is removable; and

                     (b)  measures incorrectly in any position on its supports.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.13  Movement of load receptor must not foul measuring instrument

             (1)  A person must not use for trade a measuring instrument fitted with a load receptor if:

                     (a)  the load receptor has any latitude of movement on its supports; and

                     (b)  the latitude of movement causes the load receptor to foul any part of the measuring instrument to which it is fitted.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.14  Measuring instrument fitted with certain load receptor

             (1)  A person must not use for trade a measuring instrument fitted with a load receptor if:

                     (a)  the person is using the measuring instrument for trade in the presence of a purchaser; and

                     (b)  the load receptor is:

                              (i)  in the form of a scoop; and

                             (ii)  mounted on the measuring instrument in a manner that means the purchaser is unable to see readily if there is any foreign matter in the load receptor.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.15  Person must not alter verification scale interval of marked measuring instrument

             (1)  A person must not alter the verification scale interval of a measuring instrument that is used for trade if:

                     (a)  the measuring instrument bears an inspector’s mark or a servicing licensee’s mark; and

                     (b)  the person alters the verification scale interval of the measuring instrument after the inspector, the servicing licensee or an employee of the servicing licensee:

                              (i)  verified the measuring instrument; and

                             (ii)  made the mark on the measuring instrument.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.16  Measuring instrument not to be used for trade if verification scale interval altered

             (1)  A person must not use for trade a measuring instrument if:

                     (a)  the measuring instrument bears an inspector’s mark or a servicing licensee’s mark; and

                     (b)  the verification scale interval of the measuring instrument is altered after the inspector, the servicing licensee or an employee of the servicing licensee:

                              (i)  verified the measuring instrument; and

                             (ii)  made the mark on the measuring instrument.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.17  Measuring instrument of approved pattern designed for measuring liquid

             (1)  A person must not use for trade a measuring instrument if:

                     (a)  the measuring instrument is of an approved pattern designed for measuring liquid; and

                     (b)  the person purports to measure anything other than a liquid to which the approved pattern for the measuring instrument relates.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.18  Person in possession of certain measuring instrument must ensure measuring instrument is artificially illuminated

             (1)  A person who is in possession of a measuring instrument that is used for trade to measure a liquid must ensure that the measuring instrument is, at least to the extent necessary for the purpose of permitting proper observation of its operation, artificially illuminated:

                     (a)  between sunset and sunrise; and

                     (b)  if artificial illumination is necessary for that purpose at any other time—at that time.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.19  Person who makes certain measuring instrument available must ensure measuring instrument is artificially illuminated

             (1)  A person who makes a measuring instrument available for use for trade to measure a liquid must ensure that the measuring instrument is, at least to the extent necessary for the purpose
of permitting proper observation of its operation, artificially illuminated:

                     (a)  between sunset and sunrise; and

                     (b)  if artificial illumination is necessary for that purpose at any other time—at that time.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.20  Flowmeter fitted with zero re‑setting device must be reset before use for trade

             (1)  A person who is in possession of a measuring instrument that is:

                     (a)  a flowmeter fitted with a zero re‑setting device; and

                     (b)  used for trade to measure a liquid;

must, before the person begins to make a measurement by using the flowmeter, reset the flowmeter to zero.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.21  Flowmeter fitted with zero re‑setting device must be reset before being made available for use for trade

             (1)  A person must not make a measuring instrument available for use for trade if:

                     (a)  the measuring instrument is used for trade to measure a liquid; and

                     (b)  the measuring instrument is a flowmeter fitted with a zero re‑setting device; and

                     (c)  before another person begins to make a measurement by using the flowmeter, the person who made the flowmeter available for use for trade does not reset the flowmeter to zero.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.22  Fuel dispenser used for trade to measure a liquid or gaseous product

             (1)  If a person is in possession of a fuel dispenser that is used for trade to measure a liquid or a gaseous product, the person must ensure that, in the period between the delivery of the liquid or gaseous product and the completion of the sale:

                     (a)  the volume is not erased from at least 1 of the fuel dispenser and the control console; and

                     (b)  the price per litre is not erased from at least 1 of the fuel dispenser and the control console; and

                     (c)  the total price is not erased from at least 1 of the fuel dispenser and the control console.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.23  Fuel dispenser made available for use for trade to measure liquid or gaseous product

             (1)  If a person makes a fuel dispenser that is used for trade to measure a liquid or a gaseous product measuring instrument available for use for trade, the person must ensure that, in the period between the delivery of the liquid or gaseous product and the completion of the sale:

                     (a)  the volume is not erased from at least 1 of the fuel dispenser and the control console; and

                     (b)  the price per litre is not erased from at least 1 of the fuel dispenser and the control console; and

                     (c)  the total price is not erased from at least 1 of the fuel dispenser and the control console.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.24  Certain measuring instruments not to be used for trade to measure diamonds or precious stones

             (1)  A person must not use for trade a measuring instrument to measure diamonds or other precious stones if:

                     (a)  the measuring instrument has a verification scale interval of more than 10 mg; or

                     (b)  the measuring instrument has a combination of a capacity and a verification scale interval mentioned in either of the following subparagraphs:

                              (i)  a capacity of less than 5 000 CM and a verification scale interval of more than 0.01 CM;

                             (ii)  a capacity of at least 5 000 CM and a verification scale interval of more than 0.05 CM.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.25  Certain measuring instruments not to be used for trade to measure precious metals

             (1)  A person must not use for trade a measuring instrument for the purpose of measuring gold, silver or another precious metal if:

                     (a)  the measuring instrument has a verification scale interval that is greater than the verification scale interval specified for the instrument’s capacity; and

                     (b)  the measuring instrument has a combination of capacity and verification scale specified in an item of the following table.

 

Item

Capacity of instrument

Verification scale interval

1

Less than 1 kg

10 mg

2

1 kg or more but less than 10 kg

100 mg

3

10 kg or more

1 g

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.26  Batch tested glass measure must remain in custody of manufacturer or importer unless certain conditions apply

             (1)  A manufacturer or importer of glass measures that are batch tested must ensure that a marked glass measure is not removed from the custody of the manufacturer or importer unless:

                     (a)  the measure is part of a batch of glass measures that complies with regulation 2.39; and

                     (b)  the inspector or servicing licensee has given the manufacturer or importer written approval for the removal of the batch from the custody of the manufacturer or importer.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

2.27  Use of class 4 measuring instruments

             (1)  A person must not use for trade a class 4 measuring instrument unless the measuring instrument is being used:

                     (a)  as airport baggage scales; or

                     (b)  for weighing a thing to decide freight or haulage charges for the thing; or

                     (c)  for weighing garbage; or

                     (d)  for weighing earth, sand, gravel or other similar material; or

                     (e)  as a crane‑weigher; or

                      (f)  for weighing timber in log form; or

                     (g)  for another purpose required or permitted by a law.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

Division 2.2Verification, reverification and in‑service inspection

2.28  Verifying and marking measuring instruments

             (1)  If an inspector makes a verification mark on a measuring instrument that is not a glass measure, the inspector must also mark on the measuring instrument, in the approved manner, the date on which the inspector’s mark is made.

             (2)  If a servicing licensee makes a verification mark on a measuring instrument that is not a glass measure, the servicing licensee must also mark on the measuring instrument, in the approved manner, the date on which the servicing licensee’s mark is made.

             (3)  If an employee of a servicing licensee verifies a measuring instrument that is not a glass measure, the employee must:

                     (a)  make the servicing licensee’s verification mark on the measuring instrument; and

                     (b)  mark on the measuring instrument, in the approved manner, the date on which the servicing licensee’s mark is made; and

                     (c)  make a mark on the measuring instrument that will enable the servicing licensee to identify the employee who made the servicing licensee’s mark.

2.29  Verifying and marking material measure

             (1)  If a verifier makes a verification mark on a material measure that is not a glass measure, the verifier must:

                     (a)  if the verifier is an inspector or servicing licensee—mark on the material measure, in the approved manner, the date on which the verification mark is made; and

                     (b)  if the verifier is an employee of a servicing licensee—perform each of the following actions:

                              (i)  mark the servicing licensee’s verification mark on the material measure; and

                             (ii)  mark on the material measure, in the approved manner, the date on which the servicing licensee’s mark is made; and

                            (iii)  make a mark on the material measure that will enable the servicing licensee to identify the employee who made the servicing licensee’s mark.

             (2)  However, if compliance with subregulation (1) is impracticable because of the nature, shape or size of a material measure, the requirements in subregulation (1) are taken to have been complied with if the material measure is enclosed in a sealed container that is marked in accordance with subregulation (1).

2.30  Certain measuring instruments not to be verified

                   A measuring instrument must not be verified if the instrument:

                     (a)  is so damaged that it is unsuitable for use for trade; or

                     (b)  is not reasonably clean; or

                     (c)  has wet paint on it; or

                     (d)  is of rough, crude or inadequate construction; or

                     (e)  is constructed of inferior material; or

                      (f)  bears a manufacturer’s mark that could be mistaken for:

                              (i)  an inspector’s mark; or

                             (ii)  a servicing licensee’s mark; or

                     (g)  displays a trade mark or advertising that could be mistaken for:

                              (i)  an inspector’s mark; or

                             (ii)  a servicing licensee’s mark.

2.31  Measuring instrument to be clean

                   For the purpose of facilitating the reverification or in‑service inspection of a measuring instrument, an inspector may direct the person in possession of the instrument to clean the instrument.

2.32  Testing of measuring instrument

             (1)  The testing of a measuring instrument for the purpose of verification, reverification or in‑service inspection must be carried out in accordance with this regulation.

             (2)  If the measuring instrument is fixed, the testing must be carried out with the instrument in its fixed position.

             (3)  If the measuring instrument is movable and has a base, the testing must be carried out with the instrument on a level plane or, if this is not practicable, on a plane that is as nearly level as possible.

             (4)  Subregulation (3) does not apply to the extent that the certificate of approval for the measuring instrument sets out a different requirement for testing.

             (5)  If the measuring instrument is transportable, and the results obtained by its use are affected by gravity, the testing must be carried out in a way that compensates for the conditions applicable in the region in which the instrument:

                     (a)  is used; or

                     (b)  is to be used.

2.33  Testing and marking a measure of length

             (1)  If a measure of length is to be verified, the measure must
be examined, tested and marked in accordance with this regulation.

             (2)  If the measure is graduated on both sides and is not permanently fixed so that only one side is visible, the measure must be examined, tested and marked on both sides.

             (3)  If the measure is permanently fixed so that only one side is visible, the measure must be examined, tested and marked on the visible side.

2.34  Exemption from reverification

             (1)  If a glass measure mentioned in Division 2.3 has been marked in accordance with this Division, or otherwise verified, reverification of the measure is not required.

             (2)  If a measure of length has been verified, reverification of the measure is not required.

2.35  Inspector may direct controller to dismantle measuring instrument

             (1)  If an inspector considers, on reasonable grounds, that:

                     (a)  it is necessary to examine or test a component part of a measuring instrument for the purpose of the verification, reverification or in‑service inspection of the measuring instrument; and

                     (b)  the measuring instrument cannot be verified, reverified or made subject to in‑service inspection without dismantling the measuring instrument;

the inspector may direct the controller of the measuring instrument to comply with subsection (2).

             (2)  If the inspector directs the controller in accordance with subregulation (1), the controller must:

                     (a)  dismantle the measuring instrument; or

                     (b)  cause the measuring instrument to be dismantled; or

                     (c)  subject to subregulations (3) and (4), consent to the inspector dismantling the measuring instrument.

             (3)  Before the controller consents to the inspector dismantling the measuring instrument, the inspector must ask the controller to absolve the inspector from liability for any damage caused to the measuring instrument while the measuring instrument is being dismantled or reassembled.

             (4)  Subregulation (3) does not apply if section 18MF or 18MR of the Act applies.

             (5)  If:

                     (a)  an inspector directs the controller to comply with subregulation (2); and

                     (b)  the controller does not comply with the inspector’s direction;

the measuring instrument must not be used for trade until the controller complies with the inspector’s direction.

             (6)  If:

                     (a)  an inspector asks the controller to comply with subregulation (3); and

                     (b)  subregulation (4) does not apply; and

                     (c)  the controller does not comply with the inspector’s request;

the measuring instrument must not be used for trade until the controller complies with the inspector’s request or with paragraph (2) (a) or (b).

2.36  Inspector may direct controller to provide and pay for certain items

             (1)  An inspector may direct the controller of a measuring instrument to provide and pay for any of the following items that the inspector requires to verify or reverify a measuring instrument or to carry out an in‑service inspection of a measuring instrument:

                     (a)  electricity;

                     (b)  equipment, including test masses or measures;

                     (c)  fuel;

                     (d)  gas;

                     (e)  labour;

                      (f)  liquid;

                     (g)  materials;

                     (h)  prompt transport to and from the site of the measuring instrument.

             (2)  If the controller fails to comply with the inspector’s direction, the measuring instrument must not be used for trade until the controller complies.

             (3)  If the controller is in possession of test masses, measures or equipment provided by the Secretary and mentioned in paragraph (1) (b), the controller is liable for either of the following:

                     (a)  the loss of a test mass, measure or piece of equipment;

                     (b)  damage to a test mass, measure or piece of equipment.

             (4)  Any other cost or expense incurred by the Secretary as a result of loss or damage mentioned in paragraph (3) (a) or (b) is recoverable by the Secretary as a debt due by the controller.

2.36A  Prescribed particulars for register

                   For section 18GJ of the Act, each of the following particulars relating to verification marks is prescribed:

                     (a)  for each servicing licensee that uses the verification mark—a unique identifying code, consisting of 3 letters in upper case;

                     (b)  for each verifier employed by a servicing licensee—a unique identifying code, consisting of a combination of letters in upper case and numbers;

                     (c)  a representation of the date on which a verifier verifies and marks the measuring instrument, consisting of:

                              (i)  a letter representing the month (where “A” represents January, “B” represents February and the remaining months are represented in a continuation of that sequence); and

                             (ii)  a number representing the year (where “0” represents a year ending in 0, “1” represents a year ending in 1 and the remaining years are represented in a continuation of that sequence).

2.36B  Prescribed circumstances—utility meters taken to be marked with verification mark

                   For paragraph 18GG (4) (c) of the Act, each of the following circumstances is prescribed:

                     (a)  the utility meter is part of an imported batch of utility meters;

                     (b)  the verifier of the utility meter issues a batch verification certificate in the form provided in the relevant National Instrument Test Procedure;

                     (c)  the verifier of the utility meter provides a copy of the certificate to the Secretary;

                     (d)  the verifier of the utility meter provides a copy of the certificate to the importer of the utility meter.

Division 2.3Batch testing and marking—glass measures

2.37  Definitions for Division 2.3

                   In this Division:

approval means an approval granted under regulation 2.38.

testing facilities means the combination of labour, equipment and facilities that is necessary to test a batch of glass measures in accordance with regulation 2.39.

2.38  Secretary may approve batch testing and marking

             (1)  The Secretary may, in writing, grant a servicing licensee:

                     (a)  an approval to test and mark a batch of glass measures; or

                     (b)  an approval to test and validate a verification mark.

             (2)  An approval ceases to have effect if it is revoked by the Secretary.

             (3)  An approval ceases to have effect if the servicing licensee:

                     (a)  fails to comply with a condition included in the approval; or

                     (b)  fails to take reasonable precautions to prevent the commission of an offence mentioned in regulation 2.27; or

                     (c)  fails to provide and pay for testing facilities in accordance with regulation 2.39 or as required by the Secretary; or

                     (d)  fails to keep records in accordance with regulation 2.40; or

                     (e)  fails to make records available for examination by an inspector in accordance with regulation 2.40.

2.39  Batch testing requirements

             (1)  A manufacturer or an importer of glass measures must ensure that at least the appropriate test proportion of a batch of glass measures is tested by:

                     (a)  an inspector; or

                     (b)  a servicing licensee; or

                     (c)  an employee of a servicing licensee.

             (2)  If an inspector tests a batch of glass measures, he or she must provide to the manufacturer or importer of the batch a histogram that details the results of each test of the batch of glass measures made by the inspector.

             (3)  If a servicing licensee or an employee of the servicing licensee tests a batch of glass measures, the servicing licensee must provide to:

                     (a)  the Secretary; and

                     (b)  the manufacturer or importer of the batch;

a histogram that details the results of each test of the batch of glass measures made by the servicing licensee.

             (4)  If an employee of a servicing licensee tests a batch of glass measures, he or she must provide to the servicing licensee a histogram that details the results of each test of the batch of glass measures made by the employee.

             (5)  The inspector, servicing licensee or employee of the servicing licensee must provide the histogram within 14 days after making the test.

             (6)  The appropriate test proportion, in relation to a batch of glass measures, is specified in the relevant national test procedure, itself specified in the latest edition of the National Instrument Test Procedures published by the National Measurement Institute.

Note:          The latest edition of the National Instrument Test Procedures is available on the Internet at http://www.nmi.gov.au.

2.40  Servicing licensee to keep records

             (1)  If an approval is granted to a servicing licensee relating to glass measures, the servicing licensee must keep a record of each glass measure specified in the approval for a period of at least 3 years after the batch of glass measures is tested.

             (2)  If an inspector exercises the power to inspect under paragraph 18MG (1) (e) of the Act in relation to a record mentioned in paragraph (a), the servicing licensee must give the record to the inspector within 14 days after the inspector exercises the power to inspect.

Note:          See regulation 2.28 for an offence related to glass measures.

Division 2.4Servicing licences and licensees

2.41  Prescribed fee—application for servicing licence (Act s 18NA (3) (b))

                   For paragraph 18NA (3) (b) of the Act, the fee for an application for a servicing licence is the sum of:

                     (a)  the fee (if any) specified in Part 1 of the following table; and

      (b)     the fees worked out using Parts 2 and 3 of the table.

 

Part 1     Kind of applicant

Item

Applicant

Fee

1.1

Applicant that holds a servicing licence

Nil

1.2

Applicant that does not hold a servicing licence

$500

Part 2     Number of verifiers

Item

Number of verifiers nominated in application

Fee

2.1

1

$550 × number of years of licence (including any part of a year)

2.2

At least 2 but no more than 10

$850 × number of years of licence (including any part of a year)

2.3

At least 11 but no more than 50

$2 050 × number of years of licence (including any part of a year)

2.4

At least 51 but no more than 100

$3 550 × number of years of licence (including any part of a year)

2.5

At least 101

$5 800 × number of years of licence (including any part of a year)

Part 3     Categories of licence

Item

Fee

3.1

Number of classes of servicing licence to which the application relates × $125

2.42  Prescribed particulars (Act s 18NF)

                   For section 18NF of the Act, each of the following particulars related to a servicing licence is prescribed:

                     (a)  the licence number;

                     (b)  the licensee’s name;

                     (c)  the licensee’s address to be used for service of notices;

                     (d)  the date on which the licence was issued;

                     (e)  any condition imposed on the licence under section 18NH of the Act;

                      (f)  the class of the licence;

                     (g)  a unique identifying code for each licensee, in the form of 3 letters in upper case.

2.43  Prescribed conditions (Act s 18NH (j))

             (1)  For paragraph 18NH (j) of the Act, each of the conditions in this regulation is prescribed.

             (2)  A servicing licensee must comply with these Regulations.

             (3)  An employee of a servicing licensee must comply with these Regulations.

             (4)  If paragraph 18QA (1) (a), (b), (c), (e), (g), (h) or (i) of the Act applies to the servicing licensee, the servicing licensee must notify the Secretary of that fact within 14 days after the servicing licensee first knows that the paragraph applies.

             (5)  If any change occurs in the circumstances of the servicing licensee that will result in paragraph 18QA (1) (a), (b), (c), (e), (g), (h) or (i) of the Act applying to the servicing licensee, the servicing licensee must notify the Secretary of that fact within 14 days after the change in circumstances.

             (6)  If an employee of a servicing licensee verifies measuring instruments as part of his or her duties, the employee must, within 14 days after the change in circumstances, notify the servicing licensee of any change in the employee’s circumstances that is relevant to:

                     (a)  the employee’s eligibility to carry out his or her duties; or

                     (b)  identifying the employee.

Note:          Examples of a relevant change in the employee’s circumstances include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a)    loss of competence;

(b)    change of name;

(c)    change of residential address.

             (7)  If an employee of a servicing licensee notifies the servicing licensee of any change in the employee’s circumstances in accordance with subregulation (6), the servicing licensee must notify the Secretary of the change in circumstances within 14 days after the servicing licensee is notified by the employee.

             (8)  If a servicing licensee otherwise knows of any change in the circumstances of an employee that is relevant to the employee’s eligibility to carry out his or her duties, the servicing licensee must notify the Secretary of the change in circumstances within 14 days after the servicing licensee first knows of the change in circumstances.

             (9)  A servicing licensee must notify the Secretary within 14 days after any of the following events:

                     (a)  if an employee of the servicing licensee who verifies measuring instruments as part of his or her duties ceases to be employed by the servicing licensee;

                     (b)  if the servicing licensee employs a new employee who will verify measuring instruments as part of his or her duties.

          (9A)  A servicing licensee or an employee of a servicing licensee must not verify a measuring instrument unless the licensee or employee has a statement of attainment issued by a registered training organisation for that class of measuring instrument.

           (10)  If a servicing licensee verifies a measuring instrument, the servicing licensee must:

                     (a)  in writing in an approved form; and

                     (b)  within 14 days after verifying the measuring instrument;

notify the controller of the measuring instrument that the measuring instrument has been verified.

           (11)  If an employee of a servicing licensee verifies a measuring instrument, the servicing licensee must:

                     (a)  in writing in an approved form; and

                     (b)  within 14 days after verifying the measuring instrument;

notify the controller of the measuring instrument that the measuring instrument has been verified.

           (12)  If:

                     (a)  a servicing licensee or an employee of a servicing licensee examines or tests a measuring instrument; and

                     (b)  the servicing licensee or the employee does not verify the measuring instrument immediately after completing the examination or test; and

                     (c)  the measuring instrument:

                              (i)  is not of an approved pattern; or

                             (ii)  is outside the range of maximum permissible error that is permitted at verification for the measuring instrument; or

                            (iii)  does not comply with the relevant National Instrument Test Procedure;

the servicing licensee must notify the Secretary, in the manner described in subregulation (13), that the measuring instrument has not been verified.

Note:          The latest edition of the National Instrument Test Procedures is available on the Internet at http://www.nmi.gov.au.

           (13)  For subregulation (12):

                     (a)  the servicing licensee must notify the Secretary that the measuring instrument has not been verified:

                              (i)  in writing in an approved form; and

                             (ii)  within 14 days after the servicing licensee completes the examination or test; and

                     (b)  the servicing licensee, or an employee of the servicing licensee, must obliterate a verification mark on the measuring instrument.

Note:          The servicing licensee can notify the Secretary electronically by using a facility available on the Internet at http://www.nmi.gov.au.

           (14)  If:

                     (a)  a servicing licensee or an employee of a servicing licensee examines or tests a measuring instrument; and

                     (b)  the servicing licensee or employee does not verify the measuring instrument immediately after completing the examination or test; and

                     (c)  the measuring instrument:

                              (i)  is not of an approved pattern; or

                             (ii)  is outside the range of maximum permissible error that is permitted at verification for the measuring instrument; or

                            (iii)  does not comply with the relevant National Instrument Test Procedure;

the servicing licensee or employee must notify the controller
of the measuring instrument, in the manner described in subregulation (15), that the measuring instrument has not been verified.

Note:          The latest edition of the National Instrument Test Procedures is available on the Internet at http://www.nmi.gov.au.

           (15)  For subregulation (14), the servicing licensee or employee must notify the controller of the measuring instrument:

                     (a)  in writing in an approved form; and

                     (b)  immediately after the servicing licensee or employee completes the examination or test.

           (16)  If a servicing licensee, or an employee of a servicing licensee, verifies a measuring instrument, the servicing licensee must notify the Secretary of the verification:

                     (a)  in writing in an approved form; and

                     (b)  within 14 days after the measuring instrument has been verified.

Note:          The servicing licensee can notify the Secretary electronically by using a facility available on the Internet at http://www.nmi.gov.au.

           (17)  A servicing licensee must:

                     (a)  retain a copy of any notification made in accordance with subregulation (10), (11), (12), (13), (14), (15) or (16) for a period of at least 3 years after the notification is made; and

                     (b)  if an inspector exercises the power to inspect under paragraph 18MG (1) (e) of the Act in relation to a copy mentioned in paragraph (a)—give the copy to the inspector within 14 days after the inspector exercises the power to inspect.

           (18)  A servicing licensee, or an employee of a servicing licensee, must not verify a measuring instrument unless it has been tested in accordance with:

                     (a)  the relevant national test procedure as specified in the latest edition of the National Instrument Test Procedures; and

                     (b)  any particular test procedures specified in the relevant National Measurement Institute Certificate of Approval.

Note:          The latest edition of the National Instrument Test Procedures is available on the Internet at http://www.nmi.gov.au.

           (19)  A servicing licensee, or an employee of a servicing licensee, who verifies a measuring instrument must ensure that the measuring instrument is in accordance with its approved pattern.

           (20)  A servicing licensee, or an employee of a servicing licensee, who verifies a measuring instrument must ensure that the measuring instrument operates within the relevant maximum permissible error.

           (21)  A servicing licensee, or an employee of a servicing licensee, who verifies a measuring instrument must ensure that:

                     (a)  if an item of equipment used by the servicing licensee or the employee is required by the National Instrument Test Procedures published by the National Measurement Institute to be the subject of a current certificate of verification issued in accordance with paragraph 13 (1) (b) or (c) of the National Measurement Regulations 1999—the item is the subject of the certificate; or

                     (b)  if paragraph (a) does not apply—the item of equipment used by the servicing licensee or the employee is specified in the latest edition of the National Instrument Test Procedures published by the National Measurement Institute.

Note:          The latest edition of the National Instrument Test Procedures is available on the Internet at http://www.nmi.gov.au.

           (22)  A servicing licensee must maintain a quality management system in an approved form.

           (23)  If the Secretary:

                     (a)  notifies a servicing licensee that the quality management system used by the servicing licensee does not comply with an approved form of the quality management system; and

                     (b)  includes in the notification a recommendation related to the noncompliant quality management system

the servicing licensee must, within 14 days after being notified by the Secretary, act in accordance with the recommendation.

Note:          Information regarding an approved form of the quality management system is available on the Internet at http://www.nmi.gov.au.

           (24)  If an inspector gives a direction to a servicing licensee, or an employee of a servicing licensee, in relation to reverification of a measuring instrument in accordance with section 18MJ of the Act for the purpose of establishing whether the servicing licensee or employee is competent to perform the functions and duties of a verifier, the servicing licensee or employee must:

                     (a)  perform any test of the measuring instrument requested by the inspector; and

                     (b)  perform the test at a time and place agreed by the inspector and the servicing licensee or employee who will perform the test.

           (25)  If a servicing licensee, or an employee of a servicing licensee, tests or verifies a measuring instrument that is included in a licence class prescribed in Schedule 2, the servicing licensee must, if the Secretary directs, provide a test report to the Secretary:

                     (a)  in writing in an approved form; and

                     (b)  within 14 days after the Secretary directs the servicing licensee to provide the test report.

Note 1:       Section 18NH of the Act sets out other conditions on all servicing licenses.

Note 2:       An electronic version of each of the National Instrument Test Procedures is available on the internet at http://www.nmi.gov.au.

2.44  Prescribed fee—application to amend condition of servicing licence (Act s 18NI (2) (b))

                   For paragraph 18NI (2) (b) of the Act, the fee for an application to amend a condition of a servicing licence is $125.

2.45  Prescribed fee—application to amend servicing licensee due to change of partnership (Act s 18NJ (3) (d))

                   For paragraph 18NJ (3) (d) of the Act, the fee for an application to amend a servicing licence to state the people who are or will be the partners is $500.

2.46  Prescribed fee—application for renewal of servicing licence (Act s 18NK (2) (b))

                   For paragraph 18NK (2) (b) of the Act, the fee for an application for the renewal of a servicing licence is the sum of the fees worked out using Parts 1 and 2 of the following table.

 

Part 1     Number of verifiers

Item

Number of verifiers nominated in application for renewal

Fee

1.1

1

$550 × number of years of licence

1.2

At least 2 but no more than 10

$850 × number of years of licence

1.3

At least 11 but no more than 50

$2 050 × number of years of licence

1.4

At least 51 but no more than 100

$3 550 × number of years of licence

1.5

At least 101

$5 800 × number of years of licence

Part 2    Categories of licence

Item

Fee

2.1

$125 × number of classes of servicing licence to which the application relates

2.47  Prescribed fee—verifying measuring equipment

             (1)  For subsection 18MK(2) of the Act, this regulation prescribes the fee for verifying or re‑verifying a measuring instrument.

             (2)  Subject to regulation 2.47A, the prescribed fee (not including any applicable GST) is the sum of an hourly rate of $140 and any costs incurred in verifying or re‑verifying the measuring instrument.

Note:          GST may or may not be payable depending on the circumstances of the verification.

2.47A  Indexation of prescribed fee

             (1)  At the start of each financial year (an indexation year) after the financial year beginning on 1 July 2014, the hourly rate mentioned in regulation 2.47 is replaced by the amount worked out using the following formula:

             (2)  The indexation factor for an indexation year is the number worked out using the following formula:

where:

base quarter means the last March quarter before the reference quarter.

index number, for a quarter, means the All Groups Consumer Price Index number (being the weighted average of the 8 capital cities) published by the Australian Statistician for that quarter.

reference quarter means the March quarter in the last year before the indexation year.

             (3)  An indexation factor is to be calculated to 3 decimal places (rounding up if the fourth decimal place is 5 or more).

             (4)  An indexation factor that is less than 1 is to be increased to 1.

             (5)  Amounts worked out under subregulation (1) are to be rounded to the nearest whole dollar (rounding up in the case of 50 cents).

             (6)  Calculations under subregulation (2):

                     (a)  are to be made using only the index numbers published in terms of the most recently published index reference period; and

                     (b)  are to be made disregarding index numbers that are published in substitution for previously published index numbers (except where the substituted numbers are published to take account of changes in the index reference period).

2.48  Prescribed period

                   For paragraph 18QA (1) (c) of the Act, the prescribed period is 90 days.

Part 3Weighbridges used for trade

Division 3.1General

3.1  Application of Part 3

             (1)  This Part applies to weighbridges used for trade (including public weighbridges).

             (2)  This Part is in addition to, and does not limit, any other provision of these Regulations relating to measuring instruments generally.

3.2  Location of weighbridge

                   A weighbridge must be located so that:

                     (a)  a vehicle using the weighbridge has enough room to move on and off the weighbridge without the vehicle turning on any platform; and

                     (b)  the indicating device of the weighbridge is protected from wind and rain by an office or other adequate means; and

                     (c)  any operational visual summing device of the weighbridge is protected from wind and rain by an office or other adequate means; and

                     (d)  water, mud or debris from the area surrounding the weighbridge does not accumulate:

                              (i)  on or under a platform; or

                             (ii)  in the pit.

3.3  Visibility on weighbridge

             (1)  A weighbridge must simultaneously provide the operator with a clear view of:

                     (a)  each platform in its entirety; and

                     (b)  the result of the measurement displayed on the indicator;

without requiring the operator to change position from his or her normal operating position.

             (2)  For a road weighbridge, the position of the indicator must enable the driver of a vehicle using the weighbridge to read easily the mass displayed on the indicator.

3.4  Approach to weighbridge

             (1)  An approach to a weighbridge must:

                     (a)  have a hard, true and durable surface of concrete or another approved material; and

                     (b)  for a weighbridge used to determine end‑and‑end measurements or axle weights—have a perimeter that is clearly indicated by painted marks or other approved means; and

                     (c)  be arranged so that drainage from the surface of the approach does not flow into the pit; and

                     (d)  be in the same plane as the platform for a minimum distance of either of the following:

                              (i)  if the length of the platform is less than 18 metres—3 metres;

                             (ii)  if the length of the platform is 18 metres or more—1 metre.

             (2)  The approach to a platform of a weighbridge that is the entry or exit end of the entire weighbridge is in the same plane as the platform or platforms of the weighbridge if:

                     (a)  for a weighbridge not used to determine end‑and‑end measurements—the surface of the approach is, for its entirety, contained within an angle of no more than +/‑2 degrees of level (horizontal). measured from the end of the nearer end of the weighbridge; and

                     (b)  for a weighbridge used to determine end‑and‑end measurements—the surface of the approach is, for its entirety, contained within an angle of no more than +/‑0.25 degrees of level (horizontal). measured from the end of the nearer end of the weighbridge; and

                     (c)  for a multi‑platform weighbridge—the dead space, if applicable, between the platforms of the weighbridge is level and in the same plane as each of the platforms.

3.5  Platform of weighbridge—composition

                   Each platform of a weighbridge must be composed of:

                     (a)  concrete; or

                     (b)  steel; or

                     (c)  a combination of concrete and steel; or

                     (d)  an approved material not mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b); or

                     (e)  a combination of approved materials not mentioned in paragraph (c).

3.6  Pit of weighbridge

                   If a weighbridge has 1 or more pits:

                     (a)  each entrance to a pit must be:

                              (i)  covered; and

                             (ii)  at least 1 metre deep; and

                            (iii)  at least 900 mm wide; and

                     (b)  the neck of the pit must be at least 900 mm wide; and

                     (c)  a lever located in the neck of the pit must have a clearance of at least 150 mm on each side of the lever; and

                     (d)  each part of the underwork must be freely accessible; and

                     (e)  if each part of the underwork is freely accessible from above, there must be a clearance of at least 150 mm below each part of the underwork; and

                      (f)  in any other case—there must be a clearance of at least 400 mm below the lowest lever; and

                     (g)  each pit must be kept free from any accumulation of water, mud or debris; and

                     (h)  each pit must be:

                              (i)  free‑draining; or

                             (ii)  provided with automatic mechanical drainage.

3.7  Weighbridge without pit

             (1)  If a weighbridge does not have a pit:

                     (a)  the clearance under the lowest live part of the platforms must be at least 150 mm; and

                     (b)  the floor between load cell supports must be:

                              (i)  composed of concrete at least 75 mm thick; and

                             (ii)  effectively drained; and

                            (iii)  kept free from any accumulation of water, mud or debris; and

                     (c)  the clearance from the external edges of the platform must:

                              (i)  be wide enough to provide access for servicing and maintenance; and

                             (ii)  be wide enough to allow for drainage of water from the weighbridge; and

                            (iii)  be free from obstructions that may interfere with the operation or accuracy of the weighbridge; and

                     (d)  the load cell footings must be individually and mutually stable.

             (2)  The Secretary may, in writing, permit a weighbridge that does not comply with subregulation (1) to be used.

3.8  Weighbridge with electrical or electronic devices

                   If a weighbridge is equipped with electrical or electronic devices:

                     (a)  each electrical or electronic device must be protected from:

                              (i)  electrical interference; and

                             (ii)  electronic interference; and

                            (iii)  the rays of the sun; and

                     (b)  the data plate of the load cells must be sufficiently accessible to enable the data plate to be read with ease.

3.9  Weighbridge with more than 1 platform

             (1)  If a weighbridge has more than 1 platform:

                     (a)  the dead space between each platform must not exceed 2 metres; and

                     (b)  each platform must operate in a manner that does not affect the operation of any other platform; and

                     (c)  the upper surface of a platform should be in the same plane as the upper surface of each other platform; and

                     (d)  a visual summing indicator must be installed on the weighbridge in a manner that meets the requirements of paragraph 3.2 (c).

             (2)  A platform of the weighbridge is in the same plane as each other platform if the platform meets the requirements specified in subregulation 3.4 (2) for an approach to a weighbridge.

3.10  Portable weighbridge

                   If a weighbridge is portable:

                     (a)  there must be a clearance of at least 150 mm under the lowest live part of the platforms; and

                     (b)  the base of the weighbridge must be stable when the weighbridge is in use; and

                     (c)  the headwork of the weighbridge must be adequately protected from wind and rain by an office or other adequate means; and

                     (d)  the levers (if any) of the weighbridge must be adequately protected; and

                     (e)  any electrical cabling from the load cells to the headwork must be adequately protected; and

                      (f)  the ground under the platform must be:

                              (i)  treated to prevent the growth of foliage; and

                             (ii)  kept free from any accumulation of water, mud or debris.

3.11  Use of weighbridge to determine end‑and‑end measurement

             (1)  A weighbridge may only be used to determine an end‑and‑end measurement if:

                     (a)  the weighbridge was approved under an earlier corresponding law for use to determine end‑and‑end measurements; and

                     (b)  the approach to the weighbridge complies with the requirements mentioned in subregulation 3.4 (1).

             (2)  For the measurement of a vehicle, a weighbridge must not be used to determine an end‑and‑end measurement if, at any time during the measurement of the vehicle, any of the following paragraphs applies:

                     (a)  the brakes, gears or any other means capable of restricting the free movement of the vehicle are engaged;

                     (b)  the suspension of the vehicle is manipulated;

                     (c)  any item or mechanism that can affect the measurement of the vehicle when it is engaged is engaged;

                     (d)  any item or mechanism that can affect the measurement of the vehicle when it is disengaged is disengaged;

                     (e)  the wheels of the axles that are being weighed in any of the weighings are not wholly on the platform;

                      (f)  the wheels on 1 or more of the axles of the vehicle are not located within the indicated perimeter of the approaches.

             (3)  The Secretary may, in writing, permit a weighbridge that does not comply with this regulation to be used to determine an end‑and‑end measurement.

Division 3.2Public weighbridges

3.12  Prescribed fee—application for public weighbridge licence (Act s 18PA (3) (b))

                   For paragraph 18PA (3) (b) of the Act, the fee for an application for a public weighbridge licence is the sum of:

                     (a)  $500; and

                     (b)  $350 multiplied by each year, or part of a year, of the licence.

Note:          The amount of $850 is the component of the total fee covering the first year of the licence.

3.13  Prescribed fee—application to amend condition of public weighbridge licence (Act s 18PI (2) (b))

                   For paragraph 18PI (2) (b) of the Act, the fee for an application to amend a condition of a public weighbridge licence is $125.

3.14  Prescribed fee—application to amend public weighbridge licence due to change of partnership (Act s 18PJ (3) (d))

                   For paragraph 18PJ (3) (d) of the Act, the fee for an application to amend a public weighbridge licence to state the people who are or will be the partners is $500.

3.15  Prescribed fee—application to contract out public weighbridge operation (Act s 18PK (3) (d))

                   For paragraph 18PK (3) (d) of the Act, the fee for an application to amend a public weighbridge licence to state the person who will operate the public weighbridge is $350 multiplied by each year, or part of a year, of the licence remaining after the application is made.

3.16  Prescribed fee—application for renewal of public weighbridge licence (Act s 18PL (2) (b))

                   For paragraph 18PL (2) (b) of the Act, the fee for an application for the renewal of a public weighbridge licence is $350 multiplied by each year of the licence.

3.17  When use of weighbridge is taken not to be use of a public weighbridge

                   The use of a weighbridge is taken not to be the use of a public weighbridge only if:

                     (a)  the weighbridge is being used to weigh stock on the hoof; or

                     (b)  both of the following subparagraphs apply:

                              (i)  the weighbridge is used to measure the tare mass of a vehicle for the purpose of registering the vehicle;

                             (ii)  the operator issues to the person who is in charge of the vehicle a written statement of the tare mass of the vehicle that indicates clearly that the tare mass was measured solely for the purpose mentioned in subregulation (i).

3.18  Secretary may require inspection report

                   In exercising his or her powers under section 18PB or 18PC of the Act, the Secretary may require an inspector to:

                     (a)  inspect a weighbridge; and

                     (b)  provide to the Secretary, within 14 days after the inspector examines the weighbridge, an inspection report that includes an assessment by the inspector regarding whether the inspector is satisfied that:

                              (i)  a vehicle using the weighbridge is able to move onto and off the weighbridge without reversing; and

                             (ii)  the type of weighbridge is suitable for the purpose of a public weighbridge; and

                            (iii)  the size of the platforms of the weighbridge is suitable for the purpose of a public weighbridge; and

                            (iv)  the weighbridge complies with these Regulations.

3.19  Display requirements—sign at public weighbridge

                   A public weighbridge licensee must display at the weighbridge a sign that meets each requirement mentioned in the following paragraphs:

                     (a)  the sign must be displayed in a prominent position; and

                     (b)  a person using the weighbridge must be able to easily see the sign; and

                     (c)  each letter or number included on the sign must be at least 100 mm high; and

                     (d)  the background colour of the sign must contrast with the colour of each letter and number included on the sign; and

                     (e)  the sign must clearly state that the weighbridge is a public weighbridge; and

                      (f)  the sign must clearly state the registered number of the weighbridge.

3.20  When licensee must withdraw public weighbridge from use and notify Secretary

                   If a public weighbridge licensee knows, or believes on reasonable grounds, that a measurement determined using a public weighbridge would be incorrect, the licensee must, immediately after forming the knowledge or belief:

                     (a)  withdraw the public weighbridge from use; and

                     (b)  notify the Secretary, in an approved form, of:

                              (i)  the withdrawal of the public weighbridge from use; and

                             (ii)  the reason that the public weighbridge has been withdrawn from use.

3.21  Public weighbridge licensee may refuse measurement request

                   A public weighbridge licensee or operator may refuse a request for measurement during normal trading hours only if:

                     (a)  the weighbridge does not have the capacity to determine the measurement; or

                     (b)  the licensee or operator knows, or believes on reasonable grounds, that a measurement determined using the weighbridge would be incorrect; or

                     (c)  the person requesting the measurement does not comply with a request made by the licensee or operator to pay
the fee for the measurement before the measurement is determined.

3.22  Platform of public weighbridge to be kept clean

             (1)  A public weighbridge licensee must ensure that each platform of a public weighbridge is kept clean.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

                   Penalty:     20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.23  Space between frame and platform must be kept free from obstructions

             (1)  A public weighbridge licensee must ensure that:

                     (a)  for a public weighbridge with 1 platform—the space between the frame of the weighbridge and the platform
of the weighbridge is, at all times, kept free from any obstruction; or

                     (b)  for a public weighbridge with more than 1 platform—the space between the frame of the weighbridge and each platform of the weighbridge is, at all times, kept free from any obstruction.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.24  Weight recorded by public weighbridge without load to be kept accurately at zero

             (1)  A public weighbridge licensee must ensure that the weight recorded by a public weighbridge is kept accurately at zero if:

                     (a)  for a public weighbridge with 1 platform—there is no load on the platform; or

                     (b)  for a public weighbridge with more than 1 platform—there is no load on any platform.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.25  Public weighbridge licensee must ensure operator determines measurement with appropriate care

             (1)  A public weighbridge licensee must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the operator of the public weighbridge receives sufficient training to enable the operator:

                     (a)  to take the appropriate degree of care in determining a measurement using the weighbridge; and

                     (b)  to competently determine a measurement using the weighbridge.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.26  Measurement tickets—general requirements

             (1)  For a public weighbridge, a measurement ticket must be:

                     (a)  issued from a bound book of tickets; or

                     (b)  issued from a pad of tickets; or

                     (c)  generated electronically.

             (2)  A bound book or pad of measurement tickets mentioned in subregulation (1) may contain more than 1 copy measurement ticket for each original measurement ticket.

3.27  Measurement tickets—requirements of public weighbridge licensee

             (1)  A public weighbridge licensee must take all reasonable steps to ensure that, for each measurement determined using a public weighbridge:

                     (a)  the operator takes the appropriate degree of care to determine the measurement; and

                     (b)  the operator completes an original measurement ticket:

                              (i)  in an approved form; and

                             (ii)  in numerical order; and

                            (iii)  with appropriate care; and

                            (iv)  as soon as practicable after the operator determines the measurement; and

                     (c)  the operator completes a copy measurement ticket:

                              (i)  in an approved form; and

                             (ii)  in numerical order; and

                            (iii)  with appropriate care; and

                            (iv)  as soon as practicable after the operator determines the measurement; and

                     (d)  immediately after the operator completes the original measurement ticket, the operator issues the copy measurement ticket to the person for whom the measurement was determined.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.28  Public weighbridge licensee must ensure certain measurement tickets produced to relevant person

             (1)  If a relevant person requests a public weighbridge licensee to produce a measurement ticket during the preservation period, the public weighbridge licensee must ensure that either of the following documents is produced to the relevant person as soon as practicable after the request is made:

                     (a)  for a measurement ticket issued from a book or pad of tickets—the original measurement ticket;

                     (b)  for a measurement ticket generated electronically—a printed version of the original measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  In this regulation, relevant person means:

                     (a)  an inspector; or

                     (b)  a person who has a genuine interest in examining the measurement ticket.

Note:          An example of a person with a genuine interest in the measurement ticket is a person whose goods were located on a truck being driven by another person at the time of the weighing.

             (3)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (4)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (3) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.29  Public weighbridge licensee must not remove or alter original measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if a measurement ticket for a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is issued from a book or pad of tickets, a public weighbridge licensee must not:

                     (a)  remove an original measurement ticket from a book or pad; or

                     (b)  alter an original measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.30  Public weighbridge licensee must not allow another person to remove or alter original measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if a measurement ticket for a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is issued from a book or pad of tickets, a public weighbridge licensee must not:

                     (a)  allow another person to remove an original measurement ticket from a book or pad of tickets; or

                     (b)  allow another person to alter an original measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.31  Public weighbridge licensee must not remove or alter unissued copy measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if a measurement ticket for a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is issued from a book or pad of tickets, a public weighbridge licensee must not:

                     (a)  remove an unissued copy measurement ticket from a book or pad of tickets; or

                     (b)  alter an unissued copy measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.32  Public weighbridge licensee must not allow another person to remove or alter unissued copy measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if a measurement ticket for a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is issued from a book or pad of tickets, a public weighbridge licensee must not:

                     (a)  allow another person to remove an unissued copy measurement ticket from a book or pad of tickets; or

                     (b)  allow another person to alter an unissued copy measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.33  Public weighbridge licensee must not delete or alter electronic record included in measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if a measurement ticket for a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is generated electronically, a public weighbridge licensee must not:

                     (a)  delete any electronic record of particulars in the measurement ticket; or

                     (b)  alter any electronic record of particulars in the measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1. 4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.34  Public weighbridge licensee must not allow another person to delete or alter electronic record included in measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if a measurement ticket for
a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is generated electronically, a public weighbridge licensee must not:

                     (a)  allow another person to delete any electronic record of particulars in a measurement ticket; or

                     (b)  allow another person to alter any electronic record of particulars in a measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.35  Public weighbridge licensee must not dispose of or alter printed version of original measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if a measurement ticket for a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is generated electronically, a public weighbridge licensee must not:

                     (a)  dispose of any printed version of an original measurement ticket; or

                     (b)  alter any printed version of an original measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.36  Public weighbridge licensee must not allow another person to dispose of or alter printed version of original measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if a measurement ticket for
a measurement determined using the public weighbridge
is generated electronically, a public weighbridge licensee must not:

                     (a)  allow another person to dispose of any printed version of an original measurement ticket; or

                     (b)  allow another person to alter any printed version of an original measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.37  Public weighbridge licensee must provide certain information to the Secretary

             (1)  A public weighbridge licensee must provide, in writing, the information included in each of the following paragraphs to the Secretary, within the period mentioned in each paragraph:

                     (a)  a change in the address for service of notices on the public weighbridge licensee—within 14 days after the change in address;

                     (b)  the full name and residential address of each person employed by the public weighbridge licensee to operate the public weighbridge—within 14 days after the person’s employment commences;

                     (c)  if an operator ceases to be employed by the public weighbridge operator, the last day the operator was employed to operate the public weighbridge—within 14 days after the final day of employment;

                     (d)  the full name and residential address of each person contracted by the public weighbridge licensee to operate the public weighbridge—within 14 days after the person’s employment commences;

                     (e)  if an operator ceases to be contracted by the public weighbridge operator, the last day the operator was contracted to operate the public weighbridge—within 14 days after the final day of employment.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a), (b) or (c) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.38  Public weighbridge licensee must not permit or assist person to engage in fraudulent conduct

             (1)  A public weighbridge licensee must not:

                     (a)  permit a person to engage in fraudulent conduct in connection with the measurement of anything by using a public weighbridge; or

                     (b)  permit a person to engage in fraudulent conduct in connection with the measurement of anything by using a measurement ticket; or

                     (c)  assist a person to engage in fraudulent conduct in connection with the measurement of anything by using a public weighbridge; or

                     (d)  conspire with a person who engages in fraudulent conduct in connection with the measurement of anything by using a public weighbridge.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a), (b), (c) or (d) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.39  Public weighbridge licensee must notify Secretary of fraudulent conduct related to measurement using weighbridge

             (1)  If a public weighbridge licensee knows of any fraudulent conduct related to the measurement of anything using a public weighbridge, the licensee must notify the Secretary as soon as practicable after acquiring the knowledge.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.40  Public weighbridge licensee must not engage in certain conduct related to false representation

             (1)  A public weighbridge licensee must not make a false representation in relation to the measurement of anything using a public weighbridge.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.41  Public weighbridge licensee to ensure issue of measurement ticket in approved form

             (1)  A public weighbridge licensee must ensure that a measurement ticket in an approved form is able to be issued at a public weighbridge for each measurement determined at the weighbridge.

             (2)  For a measurement ticket that is issued from a book of tickets or a pad of tickets, a public weighbridge licensee must:

                     (a)  retain a clearly identifiable original measurement ticket that is:

                              (i)  clearly identifiable as an original measurement ticket; and

                             (ii)  numbered consecutively; and

                     (b)  ensure that a clearly identifiable copy measurement ticket is issued to the person for whom the measurement was determined; and

                     (c)  ensure that, immediately after the last copy measurement ticket is issued from a pad of measurement tickets, all original measurement tickets and all unissued copy measurement tickets are securely bound together; and

                     (d)  retain, for at least the preservation period, the bound book or pad from which the measurement ticket was issued.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (3)  For a measurement ticket that is generated electronically, a public weighbridge licensee must:

                     (a)  unless regulation 3.59 applies—ensure that:

                              (i)  the tickets are numbered consecutively; and

                             (ii)  particulars of the measurement ticket are created electronically; and

                     (b)  ensure that a printed version of the measurement ticket, clearly identifiable as a copy measurement ticket, is issued to the person for whom the measurement is determined in accordance with the ticket’s numerical order; and

                     (c)  retain, for at least the preservation period, 1 or both of the following:

                              (i)  the electronic record of the particulars included in the measurement ticket;

                             (ii)  a printed version of the original measurement
ticket that is clearly identifiable as an original measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

3.42  Inspector may direct operator to measure vehicle

             (1)  An inspector may direct an operator to determine a measurement of a loaded or unloaded vehicle.

             (2)  The operator must comply with the inspector’s request.

             (3)  The inspector is not required to pay a fee or a charge for a measurement determined in accordance with subregulation (1).

3.43  Measurement tickets—certain requirements to be met by operator

             (1)  An operator must complete a measurement ticket only for the purpose of complying with these Regulations.

             (2)  Unless subregulation (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12) or (13) applies, if an operator determines a measurement for a person, the operator must

                     (a)  as soon as practicable after the measurement is determined—complete an original measurement ticket; and

                     (b)  immediately after the original measurement ticket is completed—issue to the person a copy measurement ticket.

             (3)  Without limiting the particulars that may be included on a measurement ticket, if completing a measurement ticket:

                     (a)  for a measurement of only the tare mass of a vehicle—an operator must indicate clearly on the measurement ticket that the measurement refers to the tare mass of the vehicle; or

                     (b)  for a measurement of only the gross mass of a vehicle, animal or any other thing—an operator must indicate clearly on the measurement ticket that the measurement refers to the gross mass of the vehicle, animal or thing; or

                     (c)  for a measurement determined for 2 or more linked but separately registered vehicles—an operator must include on the measurement ticket the registration letters and figures for each vehicle; or

                     (d)  for a measurement of a load on a vehicle—an operator must include on the measurement ticket the measurement of the load supported by all the axles of the vehicle.

             (4)  If an operator makes a mistake while completing a measurement ticket that is in a book or pad of tickets and becomes aware of the mistake before issuing a copy measurement ticket, the operator:

                     (a)  must, immediately after becoming aware of the mistake, cancel the original measurement ticket and any copy of the original measurement ticket; and

                     (b)  must not remove the original measurement ticket or any copy of the original measurement ticket from the book or pad of tickets.

             (5)  Subject to subregulation (6), an operator must not, without reasonable excuse, issue a completed copy measurement ticket if the ticket includes any information that is not required by:

                     (a)  these Regulations; or

                     (b)  an approved form.

             (6)  Subregulation (5) does not apply to the following:

                     (a)  the licensee’s business name, address or logo;

                     (b)  if the licensee intends to use the measurement ticket as a tax invoice—any other details or information required for the ticket to meet the requirements of a tax invoice under the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999;

                     (c)  if the information is consistent with, and does not qualify the meaning or accuracy of, the information required by these Regulations or an approved form—additional information written in the following locations on the measuring ticket:

                              (i)  in the margin;

                             (ii)  at the bottom;

                            (iii)  on the back.

Note:          An example of the details or information mentioned in paragraph (b) is an Australian Business Number (ABN).

             (7)  If the driver of an unloaded vehicle notifies the operator that the vehicle is to be loaded within 24 hours after notifying the operator and requests the operator to measure the tare mass of the vehicle and the gross mass of the vehicle in 2 weighings, the operator:

                     (a)  must measure the tare mass of the vehicle; and

                     (b)  must partially complete a measurement ticket for the measurement by including the tare mass on the measurement ticket; and

                     (c)  must not issue the partially completed measurement ticket.

             (8)  If the vehicle returns to the weighbridge with its load within 24 hours after the operator measures the tare mass of the vehicle, and the driver of the vehicle requests a measurement of the gross mass of the vehicle, the operator must:

                     (a)  measure the gross mass of the vehicle; and

                     (b)  complete the partially completed measurement ticket; and

                     (c)  issue a copy measurement ticket.

             (9)  If the vehicle does not return to the weighbridge with its load within 24 hours after the operator measures the tare mass of the vehicle, the operator must:

                     (a)  if the driver of the vehicle requests a completed measurement ticket within 72 hours after the operator measures the tare mass of the vehicle—issue the completed measurement ticket showing only the tare mass of the vehicle; or

                     (b)  if another person requests a completed measurement ticket and the operator is satisfied, on reasonable grounds, that the person is authorised to make the request—issue the completed measurement ticket showing only the tare mass of the vehicle; or

                     (c)  if no request for a completed measurement ticket is made within 72 hours after the operator measures the tare mass of the vehicle—cancel the partially completed measurement ticket immediately after the period of 72 hours expires.

           (10)  If the driver of a loaded vehicle notifies the operator that the vehicle is to be unloaded within 24 hours after notifying the operator, and requests the operator to measure the gross mass of the vehicle and the tare mass of the vehicle in 2 weighings, the operator:

                     (a)  must measure the gross mass of the vehicle; and

                     (b)  must partially complete a measurement ticket for the measurement by including the gross mass on the measurement ticket; and

                     (c)  must not issue the partially completed measurement ticket.

           (11)  If the vehicle returns to the weighbridge unloaded within 24 hours after the operator measures the gross mass of the vehicle and the driver of the vehicle requests a measurement of the tare mass of the vehicle, the operator must:

                     (a)  measure the tare mass of the vehicle; and

                     (b)  complete the partially completed measurement ticket; and

                     (c)  issue a copy measurement ticket.

           (12)  If the vehicle does not return unloaded within 24 hours after the operator measures the gross mass of the vehicle, the operator must:

                     (a)  if the driver of the vehicle requests a completed measurement ticket within 72 hours after the operator measures the gross mass of the vehicle—issue the completed measurement ticket showing only the gross mass of the vehicle; or

                     (b)  if another person requests a completed measurement ticket and the operator is satisfied, on reasonable grounds, that the person is authorised to make the request—issue the completed measurement ticket showing only the gross mass of the vehicle; or

                     (c)  if no request for a completed measurement ticket is
made within 72 hours after the operator measures the tare mass of the vehicle—cancel the partially completed measurement ticket immediately after the period of 72 hours expires.

           (13)  An operator may determine a measurement for the purpose of issuing a copy measurement ticket showing each load supported by separate axles, or groups of axles, of a vehicle only if making the measurement does not breach:

                     (a)  the licence condition mentioned in paragraph 3.62 (d); or

                     (b)  the licence condition mentioned in paragraph 3.62 (f).

3.44  Operator must issue copy of original measurement ticket to relevant person if certain conditions met

             (1)  This regulation applies if:

                     (a)  a relevant person requires an operator to issue to the relevant person a copy of an original measurement ticket for a measurement that has already been determined; and

                     (b)  either of the following applies:

                              (i)  the preservation period has not expired;

                             (ii)  the original measurement ticket is otherwise still available.

             (2)  If the relevant person pays to the operator the public weighbridge licensee’s fee for issuing a copy of an original measurement ticket, the operator must issue the copy, clearly marked as a copy measurement ticket, to the relevant person.

             (3)  The copy must include the same particulars as the original measurement ticket of which it is a copy.

             (4)  The copy must be 1 of the following:

                     (a)  a photocopy of the original measurement ticket;

                     (b)  a copy measurement ticket;

                     (c)  a copy of a form of measurement ticket:

                              (i)  completed for the purpose of creating the copy; and

                             (ii)  numbered with the number of the measurement ticket of which it is a copy;

                     (d)  a printed version of a measurement ticket that was generated electronically.

             (5)  The operator must not create an original measurement ticket for the purpose of issuing a copy.

             (6)  The operator may use the form of an original measurement ticket from a book or pad of measurement tickets to create a copy of the kind mentioned in paragraph (4) (c).

             (7)  If the operator uses the form of an original measurement ticket from a book or pad of measurement tickets to create a copy of the kind mentioned in paragraph 4 (c), the public weighbridge licensee must retain, for at least the preservation period, the original measurement ticket.

             (8)  In this regulation:

relevant person, in relation to the issue of a copy of an original measurement ticket, means:

                     (a)  a buyer of goods that have been weighed using a public weighbridge; or

                     (b)  a seller of goods that have been weighed using a public weighbridge; or

                     (c)  another person who has an interest in the goods mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

Note:          An example of a person mentioned in paragraph (c) is the owner
of a vehicle that is being weighed for the purpose of enabling the owner
to charge for the transportation of goods, in circumstances in which
the transportation charges are based on the weight of the goods being transported.

3.45  Operator must not use public weighbridge for public weighing in certain circumstances

             (1)  An operator must not use a public weighbridge for public weighing if the operator:

                     (a)  knows that a measurement determined using the weighbridge would be incorrect; or

                     (b)  believes, on reasonable grounds, that a measurement determined using the weighbridge would be incorrect.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.46  Operator must not issue original measurement ticket

             (1)  An operator that determines a measurement using a public weighbridge must not issue the original measurement ticket for the measurement to the person for whom the measurement was made.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.47  Operator must issue correct copy of original measurement ticket

             (1)  An operator that determines a measurement using a public weighbridge must issue a copy measurement ticket that is a correct copy of the original measurement ticket to the person for whom the measurement was made.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.48  Operator must not remove or alter original measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if a measurement ticket for
a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is issued from a book or pad of tickets, an operator must not:

                     (a)  remove an original measurement ticket from a book or pad; or

                     (b)  alter an original measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.49  Operator must not allow another person to remove or alter original measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if a measurement ticket for a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is issued from a book or pad of tickets, an operator must not:

                     (a)  allow another person to remove an original measurement ticket from a book or pad; or

                     (b)  allow another person to alter an original measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.50  Operator must not remove or alter unissued copy measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if a measurement ticket for a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is issued from a book or pad of tickets, an operator must not:

                     (a)  remove an unissued copy measurement ticket from a book or pad; or

                     (b)  alter an unissued copy measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.51  Operator must not allow another person to remove or alter unissued copy measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if a measurement ticket for a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is issued from a book or pad of tickets, an operator must not:

                     (a)  allow another person to remove an unissued copy measurement ticket from a book or pad; or

                     (b)  allow another person to alter an unissued copy measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.52  Operator must not delete or alter electronic record included in measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if a measurement ticket for
a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is generated electronically, an operator must not:

                     (a)  delete any electronic record of particulars in the measurement ticket; or

                     (b)  alter any electronic record of particulars in the measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.53  Operator must not allow another person to delete or alter electronic record included in measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if a measurement ticket for a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is generated electronically, an operator must not:

                     (a)  allow another person to delete any electronic record of particulars in the measurement ticket; or

                     (b)  allow another person to alter any electronic record of particulars in the measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.54  Operator must not dispose of or alter printed version of original measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if an original measurement ticket for a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is generated electronically, an operator must not:

                     (a)  dispose of any printed version of the original measurement ticket; or

                     (b)  alter any printed version of the original measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.55  Operator must not allow another person to dispose of or alter printed version of original measurement ticket

             (1)  During the preservation period, if an original measurement ticket for a measurement determined using the public weighbridge is generated electronically, an operator must not:

                     (a)  allow another person to dispose of any printed version of the original measurement ticket; or

                     (b)  allow another person to alter any printed version of the original measurement ticket.

Note:          For the definition of preservation period, see regulation 1.4.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.56  Operator must not permit or assist person to engage in fraudulent conduct

             (1)  An operator must not:

                     (a)  permit a person to engage in fraudulent conduct in connection with the measurement of anything by using a public weighbridge; or

                     (b)  permit a person to engage in fraudulent conduct in connection with the measurement of anything by using a measurement ticket; or

                     (c)  assist a person to engage in fraudulent conduct in connection with the measurement of anything by using a public weighbridge; or

                     (d)  conspire with a person who engages in fraudulent conduct in connection with the measurement of anything by using a public weighbridge.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a), (b), (c) or (d) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.57  Operator must notify Secretary of fraudulent conduct related to measurement using weighbridge

             (1)  If an operator knows of any fraudulent conduct related to the measurement of anything using a public weighbridge, the operator must notify the Secretary as soon as practicable after acquiring the knowledge.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.58  Operator must not engage in certain conduct related to false representation

             (1)  An operator must not:

                     (a)  make a representation in relation to the measurement of anything using a public weighbridge that the operator knows to be false; or

                     (b)  conspire with another person to make a representation in relation to the measurement of anything using a public weighbridge that the operator knows to be false.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

             (3)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

3.59  Issuing copy of original measurement ticket

             (1)  This regulation applies if:

                     (a)  a relevant person requires an operator to issue to the relevant person a copy of an original measurement ticket for a measurement that has already been determined; and

                     (b)  either of the following applies:

                              (i)  the preservation period has not expired;

                             (ii)  the original measurement ticket is otherwise still available.

             (2)  If the relevant person pays to the operator the public weighbridge licensee’s fee for issuing a copy of an original measurement ticket, the operator must issue the copy, clearly marked as a copy measurement ticket, to the relevant person.

             (3)  The copy must include the same particulars as the original measurement ticket of which it is a copy.

             (4)  The copy must be 1 of the following:

                     (a)  a photocopy of the original measurement ticket;

                     (b)  a copy measurement ticket;

                     (c)  a copy of a form of measurement ticket:

                              (i)  completed for the purpose of creating the copy; and

                             (ii)  numbered with the number of the measurement ticket of which it is a copy;

                     (d)  a printed version of a measurement ticket that was generated electronically.

             (5)  The operator must not create an original measurement ticket for the purpose of issuing a copy.

             (6)  The operator may use the form of an original measurement ticket from a book or pad of measurement tickets to create a copy of the kind mentioned in paragraph (4) (c).

             (7)  If the operator uses the form of an original measurement ticket from a book or pad of measurement tickets to create a copy of the kind mentioned in paragraph 4 (c), the public weighbridge licensee must retain, for at least the preservation period, the original measurement ticket.

             (8)  In this regulation:

relevant person, in relation to the issue of a copy of an original measurement ticket, means:

                     (a)  a buyer of goods that have been weighed using a public weighbridge; or

                     (b)  a seller of goods that have been weighed using a public weighbridge; or

                     (c)  another person who has an interest in the goods mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

Note:          An example of a person mentioned in paragraph (c) is the owner of a vehicle that is being weighed for the purpose of enabling the owner to charge for the transportation of goods, in circumstances in which the transportation charges are based on the weight of the goods being transported.

3.60  Prescribed particulars for register (Act s 18PF)

                   For section 18PF of the Act, the following particulars relating to a public weighbridge licence is prescribed:

                     (a)  the licence number;

                     (b)  the licensee’s name;

                     (c)  the date on which the licence was issued;

                     (d)  the licensee’s address to be used for service of notices;

                     (e)  any condition imposed on the licence under section 18PH of the Act;

                      (f)  the location of the weighbridge;

                     (g)  the registered number that the Secretary assigned to the public weighbridge;

                     (h)  the capacity and dimensions of the platform or platforms of the weighbridge.

3.61  Prescribed reverification period—public weighbridges (Act s 20 (1) (o))

                   For paragraph 20 (1) (o) of the Act, the prescribed reverification period for public weighbridges is 12 months.

3.61A  Prescribed period

                   For paragraph 18QA (1) (d) of the Act, the prescribed period is 90 days.

3.62  Additional licence conditions—public weighbridges

                   For section 18PH of the Act, each of the following conditions is imposed on a public weighbridge licence:

                     (a)  a public weighbridge must not be used for public weighing to determine an end‑and‑end measurement if the measurement can be performed by a single operation;

                     (b)  a public weighbridge must not be used for public weighing to determine an end‑and‑end measurement unless the measurement ticket is marked with a statement:

                              (i)  that indicates that the public weighing is an end‑and‑end measurement; and

                             (ii)  that indicates that the accuracy of the public weighing is not guaranteed; and

                            (iii)  in which each letter of each word of the statement is at least 4 mm high; and

                            (iv)  located adjacent to the measurement statement recorded or printed on the ticket;

                     (c)  a public weighbridge may only be used to determine an end‑and‑end measurement if the approaches to the weighbridge:

                              (i)  have a smooth and level surface that is paved with concrete or other approved material; and

                             (ii)  are in the same horizontal plane as the top of the platform or platforms; and

                            (iii)  have a perimeter that is clearly indicated by painted marks or other approved means;

                     (d)  a public weighbridge may only be used to determine axle weights if the approaches to the weighbridge:

                              (i)  have a smooth and level surface that is paved with concrete or other approved material; and

                             (ii)  are in the same horizontal plane as the top of the platform or platforms; and

                            (iii)  have a perimeter that is clearly indicated by painted marks or other approved means;

                     (e)  for the measurement of a vehicle, a public weighbridge must not be used to determine an end‑and‑end measurement if, at any time during the measurement of the vehicle, any of the following subparagraphs applies:

                              (i)  the brakes, gears and any other means capable of restricting the free movement of the vehicle are engaged;

                             (ii)  the suspension of the vehicle is manipulated;

                            (iii)  any item or mechanism that can affect the measurement of the vehicle is manipulated;

                            (iv)  the wheels of the axles that are being weighed in any of the weighings are not wholly on the platform;

                             (v)  the wheels on 1 or more of the axles of the vehicle are not located within the indicated perimeter of the approaches;

                      (f)  for the measurement of axle weights, a public weighbridge must not be used to determine an end‑and‑end measurement if, at any time during the measurement of the vehicle, any of the following subparagraphs applies:

                              (i)  the brakes, gears and any other means capable of restricting the free movement of the vehicle are engaged;

                             (ii)  the suspension of the vehicle is manipulated;

                            (iii)  any item or mechanism that can affect the measurement of the vehicle when it is engaged is engaged;

                            (iv)  any item or mechanism that can affect the measurement of the vehicle when it is disengaged is disengaged;

                             (v)  the wheels of the axles that are being weighed in any of the weighings are not wholly on the platform;

                            (vi)  the wheels on 1 or more of the axles of the vehicle are not located within the indicated perimeter of the approaches;

                     (g)  at least one of the following must have a statement of attainment issued by a registered training organisation that demonstrates the person is competent to operate a public weighbridge:

                              (i)  the public weighbridge licensee;

                             (ii)  an employee of the public weighbridge licensee;

                            (iii)  a person who has contracted with the public weighbridge licensee to operate the weighbridge;

                            (iv)  an employee of a person mentioned in subparagraph (iii).

Note:          For conditions that apply to all public weighbridge licences, see section 18PH of the Act.

3.63  Transitional

                   This Part applies in relation to an application for a public weighbridge licence made on or after the commencement of these Regulations.

3.64  Transitional

                   Until 1 July 2011, a public weighbridge operator may issue a measurement ticket in any format that has been approved in accordance with an earlier corresponding law.

Note:          The expression earlier corresponding law is defined in subsection 3 (1) of the Act.

Part 4Packaging

Division 4.1Definitions

4.1  Definitions for Part 4

                   In this Part:

actual quantity, in relation to a prepackage, means the quantity of a product contained in the prepackage, as determined by measurements made by a trade measurement inspector in accordance with the Act and these Regulations.

approved printing device means a printing device that conforms to a pattern in relation to which there is in force under the Act a certificate that approves the use of the device for trade.

AQS mark means a letter “e”:

                     (a)  presented as a letter at least 3 mm high; and

                     (b)  in the form set out in Schedule 3.

AQS threshold, in relation to a prepackage, means the number of prepackages taken from an inspection lot that are to be inspected to provide information for a decision about the conformance of the inspection lot.

characters includes letters, figures and symbols.

cheese does not include an article that is for sale as processed cheese or cheese spread.

cheese products do not include an article that is for sale as processed cheese or cheese spread.

dried or dehydrated fruit includes:

                     (a)  glace or crystallised fruit; and

                     (b)  glace or crystallised fruit peel.

dried or dehydrated mixed fruit includes any fruit of that kind, whether or not it is mixed with nuts.

inadequate prepackage means a prepackage with a deficiency greater than the tolerable deficiency for the prepackage.

inspection lot means a collection of prepackages that:

                     (a)  are available for inspection at the same time and place; and

                     (b)  are of the same kind; and

                     (c)  have the same predetermined quantity; and

                     (d)  either:

                              (i)  are produced or imported at the same time; or

                             (ii)  if it is not possible for an inspector to determine a single production time—are selected by the inspector;

from which a sample of prepackages is drawn for testing in accordance with AQS test procedures.

Note:          An inspection lot is also known as a batch.

measurement marking means the marking of measurement required by these Regulations to be made on a prepackaged product.

nominal quantity means the quantity of the product in a prepackage that is declared on the label by the packer.

Note 1:       The symbol “Qn” is used to denote the nominal quantity.

Note 2:       The nominal quantity is declared in accordance with OIML Recommendation 79, Labelling Requirements for Prepackaged Products (1997).

packing material, in relation to a prepackage:

                     (a)  means the part of the prepackage that is meant to be left over after use of the product (including consumption or subjecting the product to a treatment); but

                     (b)  does not include items that occur naturally in the product.

Note:          Packing material is also known as individual package, tare, packaging or packaging material. It is generally used to contain, protect, handle, deliver, preserve, transport, inform about and serve as an aid (e.g., food serving tray) while using the product it contains.

permissible actual deficiency means the deficiency in actual measurement that is permitted for the purposes of section 18JR of the Act.

permissible average deficiency means the deficiency in the average of the actual measurements of a number of prepackaged products of the same kind that is permitted for the purposes of section 18JR of the Act.

poultry means any kind of bird used for human consumption, whether it is cooked or uncooked or consists of poultry pieces.

poultry piece means:

                     (a)  a leg, wing, breast or other part detached from a poultry carcase; and

                     (b)  any division of a poultry carcase.

prepackage means a combination of an article and the package in which it is packed in advance ready for sale, or 2 or more articles and the package in which they are packed in advance ready for sale as a single item.

prepackaged product means a single item:

                     (a)  that consists of a product and the packing material into which it was put before being offered for sale; and

                     (b)  that is prepared for presentation to a consumer:

                              (i)  as a single item, whether the packing material encloses the product completely or partially; and

                             (ii)  in a way in which the quantity of the product cannot be altered without opening or perceptibly modifying the packing material; and

                     (c)  in relation to which the quantity has been determined before being offered for sale.

principal display panel, in relation to a package, means the part of the package that is most likely to be displayed under normal and customary conditions of display.

soap:

                     (a)  excludes each of the following:

                              (i)  liquid soap;

                             (ii)  detergent powder; and

                     (b)  includes each of the following:

                              (i)  bar soap;

                             (ii)  personal medicinal soap tablets;

                            (iii)  personal toilet soap tablets;

                            (iv)  soap flakes;

                             (v)  soap powder other than detergent powder.

tolerable deficiency or T means the deficiency in a quantity of product permitted in a prepackage, as worked out under regulation 4.36.

Note:          The tolerable deficiency is also known as the tolerable negative error.

weighted average quantity: see regulation 4.37.

Division 4.2Operation of Part 4

4.3  Requirements applicable to inner and outer packages

                   A requirement in this Part about the marking of a prepackage applies to:

                     (a)  the immediate package containing the product; and

                     (b)  any other package containing that package (whether or not other packages are involved);

unless the provision that imposes the requirement contains information to the contrary.

4.4  Exemptions from marking requirements (name, address, measurement)

             (1)  Divisions 4.3 and 4.4 do not apply to a prepackage containing a product specified in Schedule 4:

                     (a)  in the circumstances specified in Schedule 4 in relation to the product; or

                     (b)  if no circumstances are specified in Schedule 4—in all circumstances.

             (2)  A package is not exempt from the operation of Divisions 4.3 and 4.4 only because it contains 2 or more packages each of which would be exempt under subregulation (1) as separate packages.

             (3)  Despite subregulation (1), if an exempt package has a name and address or measurement marked on it, the way in which the name and address or measurement is marked on the package must comply with Divisions 4.3 and 4.4.

             (4)  It is not to be assumed that a product described in item 1 under the heading “Textile goods” or in item 4 under the heading “Hardware goods” in Schedule 4 has been packed for sale by measurement only because it has been packed for sale:

                     (a)  as a single item; or

                     (b)  as a set (unless the products are identical automotive parts); or

                     (c)  as a pair, or as one of a pair, if it is a product that is ordinarily described by pairs, or as one of a pair.

             (5)  A product is not excluded from the description “General goods” in Schedule 4 merely because it could be included in another description of goods in Schedule 4.

4.5  Exemptions for packages containing paper

             (1)  This regulation applies to a package containing paper that:

                     (a)  was packed at the factory at which the paper was produced; or

                     (b)  is packed in a quantity of more than 5 kg; or

                     (c)  is packed in a quantity of 500 sheets or more, and is marked with the number of sheets and the dimensions of each sheet.

             (2)  Regulations 4.7 and 4.9 do not apply to the package.

             (3)  The package may be marked with:

                     (a)  the expression “gross mass”; or

                     (b)  another expression that has a similar meaning.

4.6  Exemptions for certain inner and outer packages

                   A requirement of this Part about the marking of a package containing a prepackaged product does not apply to:

                     (a)  any inner package ordinarily sold only in an outer package that is marked in accordance with the requirement; or

                     (b)  any outer package in which the inner package is packed only for the purposes of transportation.

Division 4.3Marking of name and address

4.7  Marking of name and address on packages

             (1)  If a prepackaged product is packed or sold, the package containing the product must be marked with the name and address of the person who packed the product or on whose behalf it was packed.

Note:          See regulation 4.6 for exceptions to this requirement.

             (2)  The marking must be:

                     (a)  readily visible and legible; and

                     (b)  appropriate to enable the person to be identified and located.

             (3)  The address must be a place in Australia where a document may be served personally on the person.

Note:          A post office box address is not a place where a document may be served personally.

4.8  Exemptions—packaged seed and imported prepackaged products

             (1)  Regulation 4.7 does not apply to any of the following:

                     (a)  public‑bred agricultural seed of a prescribed variety that is packed in a quantity of 10 kg or more;

                     (b)  public‑bred agricultural seed that is not agricultural seed of a prescribed variety that is packed in a quantity of 25 kg or more;

                     (c)  non‑proprietary varieties of horticultural seed that is packed in a quantity of 25 kg or more;

                     (d)  imported prepackaged products.

             (2)  In subregulation (1):

agricultural seed of a prescribed variety means agricultural seed for any of the following:

                     (a)  Brachiaria species;

                     (b)  Buffel grass;

                     (c)  Creeping Blue grass;

                     (d)  Gamba grass;

                     (e)  Guinea grass;

                      (f)  Hamil grass;

                     (g)  Indian Blue grass;

                     (h)  Mitchell grass;

                      (i)  Molasses grass;

                      (j)  Rhodes grass;

                     (k)  Veldt grass.

Division 4.4Marking of measurement

Subdivision 1General requirements for measurement marking

4.9  Requirement to mark measurement

             (1)  If a prepackaged product is packed or sold, the package containing the product must be marked with a statement of the measurement of the product.

Note:          See regulation 4.6 for exceptions to this requirement.

             (2)  The statement must be marked in a way that will be:

                     (a)  clear; and

                     (b)  conspicuous; and

                     (c)  readily seen and easily read when the product is exposed for sale in the manner in which it is supposed to be exposed for sale.

4.10  General position of measurement marking

             (1)  A measurement marking on a package must be made on the principal display panel.

             (2)  If there is more than 1 principal display panel, a measurement marking must be made on at least 2 of the principal display panels.

             (3)  Subregulations (1) and (2) do not apply to:

                     (a)  the packaging for automotive parts; and

                     (b)  wine bottles where the net contents is 50 mL, 100 mL, 187 mL, 200 mL, 250 mL, 375 mL, 500 mL, 750 mL, 1 litre, 1.5 litres, 2 litres, 3 litres, or a larger quantity of whole litres.

             (4)  If the Secretary, by notice published in the Gazette, specifies 1 or more other acceptable arrangements for the marking of a kind of package specified in the notice, the package may be marked in accordance with subregulations (1) and (2) or any of the other arrangements.

4.11  Set‑out and form of measurement marking

             (1)  The required measurement marking must be:

                     (a)  close to any name or brand of the product to which it relates; and

                     (b)  marked to be read in the same direction as any name or brand of the product to which it relates; and

                     (c)  at least 2 mm from the limits of the package; and

                     (d)  separated by at least 2 mm in all directions from other graphic matter or copy; and

                     (e)  in a form in which units of measurement under the metric system are ordinarily written in the English language.

             (2)  If the measurement is a decimal sub‑multiple, the required measurement marking must also be preceded by a zero or other numeral.

             (3)  If the package is entirely or substantially cylindrical, spheroidal, conical or of oval cross‑section:

                     (a)  the measurement marking must also be positioned so that no part of the marking is further than one‑sixth of the circumference of the package from the line that vertically bisects the part of the package on which the marking is required to be made; and

                     (b)  the circumference of the package is taken to be the circumference where the measurement marking is made.

4.12  Size etc of characters in measurement marking

             (1)  The characters used in a measurement marking must be:

                     (a)  clear; and

                     (b)  stamped, printed, embossed, marked by an approved printing device or handwritten.

             (2)  The characters must:

                     (a)  be stamped or printed in a colour that provides a distinct contrast with the colour of the background, and be of
at least the minimum height required by the table in subregulation (3); or

                     (b)  be stamped or embossed, and be of at least 3 times the minimum height required by the table in subregulation (3); or

                     (c)  be marked by an approved printing device in characters at least 3 mm high; or

                     (d)  be legibly handwritten if permitted by subregulation (5).

             (3)  For paragraphs (2) (a) and (b), the table is as follows.

 

Item

If the maximum dimension of the package is …

the minimum height of the characters is …

1

120 mm or less

2.0 mm

2

Over 120 mm but not over 230 mm

2.5 mm

3

Over 230 mm but not over 360 mm

3.3 mm

4

Over 360 mm

4.8 mm

             (4)  In the table in subregulation (3):

                     (a)  if the package is rectangular, the maximum dimension is the dimension of the greatest of the breadth, height and length of the package; and

                     (b)  if the package is:

                              (i)  cylindrical; or

                             (ii)  spheroidal; or

                            (iii)  conical; or

                            (iv)  of an oval cross‑section; or

                             (v)  otherwise not rectangular;

                            the maximum dimension is the dimension that is the greatest of the height, length and maximum diameter of the package; and

                     (c)  the minimum height of a character is the height for each individual character, including each character in a symbol for a unit of measurement.

             (5)  A measurement marking may be handwritten on a product only if:

                     (a)  the product is packed to be sold on the premises on which it is packed; or

                     (b)  the package contains cake; or

                     (c)  regulation 4.26 applies to the package; or

                     (d)  the package contains a roll of ribbon, lace or elastic or another article of haberdashery; or

                     (e)  the Secretary, declares, by notice published in the Gazette that this subregulation applies to the product, and any conditions or restrictions specified in the notice are complied with.

4.13  Type and units of measurement to be used

             (1)  The measurement marking of a product of a kind described in an item of Schedule 5 must be expressed by reference to the kind of measurement specified in the item.

             (2)  The measurement marking of a product that is liquid and not of a kind described in Schedule 5 must be expressed by reference to volume.

             (3)  The measurement marking of a product that is solid (including in the form of powder or flakes), semi‑solid or partly solid and partly liquid, and not of a kind described in Schedule 5, must be expressed by reference to mass.

             (4)  However, a product to which subregulation (3) applies may be sold by reference to one of the following methods:

                     (a)  number;

                     (b)  linear measurement;

                     (c)  area measurement;

if the Secretary is satisfied that a significant proportion of merchants selling the product in Australia sell it by reference to that method.

             (5)  The Secretary must publish and maintain on the National Measurement Institute’s website, for each method mentioned in subregulation (4), a list of products for which the Secretary is satisfied that a significant proportion of merchants selling the product in Australia sell it by reference to that method.

             (6)  A measurement marking (other than a marking that is expressed by reference to number) must be expressed in terms of a unit of measurement that is permitted by Schedule 6.

4.14  Fractions and significant figures

             (1)  If a measurement marking includes a fraction of a unit of measurement, it must be expressed as a decimal sub‑multiple of the unit.

             (2)  A measurement marking that is a whole multiple or a sub‑multiple, or a combination of both, must express a degree of accuracy to not more than 3 significant figures.

4.15  Special provision—marking by approved printing device

                   If a measurement marking is made by an approved printing device:

                     (a)  the measurement marking may express a degree of accuracy to more than 3 significant figures if the certificate of approval approves use of the device to measure the degree of accuracy expressed; and

                     (b)  a measurement marking in terms of mass made by use of the device in accordance with the certificate of approval may be expressed in terms of grams.

4.16  Marking by reference to minimum measurement

             (1)  A marking on a prepackage of the measurement of the product (whether or not it is for the purposes of these Regulations) must not be made by reference to minimum measurement unless:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  the marking is permitted by subregulation (2) or (3); or

                             (ii)  the marking is required or permitted by regulation 4.17 in relation to eggs; and

                     (b)  the reference to minimum measurement is marked in the same way as the required measurement marking.

             (2)  Prepacked dressed poultry (that is not poultry pieces) may be marked with a measurement in terms of minimum mass if:

                     (a)  the mass stated is a whole number multiple of 100 g; and

                     (b)  for poultry that is not cooked poultry, the package is also marked, in characters not less than 10 mm in height, with a size number calculated by dividing the stated minimum mass by 100.

             (3)  Prepacked preserved sausage may be marked with a measurement in terms of minimum mass.

4.16A  AQS mark—prescribed location

             (1)  For subsection 18JK (1) of the Act, the location at which an AQS mark is marked on a package is the principal display panel.

Note 1:       For the definition of AQS mark, see regulation 4.2.

Note 2:       For a representation of the AQS mark, including the relative dimensions of the mark as a proportion of its width, see Schedule 3.

Note 3:       For the definition of principal display panel, see regulation 4.1.

Note 4:       For offences related to marking an AQS mark other than in the manner prescribed by this regulation, see subsections 18JK (2) to (4) of the Act.

Subdivision 2Special provision for measurement marking of certain products

4.17  Eggs

             (1)  The measurement marking of a prepackage containing eggs must be made:

                     (a)  by reference to the number of eggs in the package; and

                     (b)  by reference to the minimum total mass of all the eggs in the package.

             (2)  The measurement marking of a prepackage containing eggs must not include a marking by reference to the minimum mass of each egg unless each egg in the package has at least the stated minimum mass.

4.18  Products packed in sheets

             (1)  This regulation applies to prepacked aluminium foil, facial tissues, toilet paper and waxed paper.

             (2)  The product does not require a measurement marking on the package if the number of usable sheets of specified dimensions is marked on the package as if the number and dimensions marked were a measurement marking.

4.19  Number of packages comprising 1 tonne

                   If:

                     (a)  a product is ordinarily sold by mass; and

                     (b)  45 or fewer packages of the product have a total mass of 1 tonne;

the measurement marking of the mass of the product may be made on each package by referring to the number of packages to the tonne in a manner that implies that the mass of each package is 1 tonne divided by that number.

4.20  Bedsheets, tarpaulins etc

             (1)  The measurement marking relating to:

                     (a)  bedsheets that are not designed as fitted or semi‑fitted bedsheets; and

                     (b)  other sheets of hemmed fabric material; and

                     (c)  tarpaulins;

must be expressed in terms of the finished size of the product.

             (2)  The measurement marking relating to:

                     (a)  a mattress protector; or

                     (b)  a bedsheet designed as a fitted or semi‑fitted bedsheet;

must be expressed in terms of the suitability of its finished size to fit a mattress of specified dimensions expressed as length × width × depth.

4.21  Pairs of window curtains

                   The measurement marking relating to window curtains that are designed to cross over when hung in pairs must be expressed in terms of:

                     (a)  the finished size of the maximum width of each curtain; and

                     (b)  the maximum drop of each curtain.

4.22  Marking of width or thickness if it directly affects price

                   If a measurement marking may be made in terms of the length of a product, the marking must include any measurement of
the product’s thickness, width, or both, that bears a direct relationship to the product’s price.

Subdivision 3Special provision concerning measurement marking of outer packages

4.23  Package containing packages of products of the same kind and measurement

             (1)  This regulation applies to 2 or more products of the same kind, and which appear to have the same measurement, if:

                     (a)  each of them is separately packed in its own package (an inner package); and

                     (b)  all of them are also packed together in another package (the outer package).

             (2)  The measurement marking on the outer package may:

                     (a)  state the total measurement of all the products in the outer package; or

                     (b)  state the number of packages in the outer package, and the measurement of each of them, as if the statement were a measurement marking.

             (3)  A measurement marking need not be marked on the outer package if:

                     (a)  the outer package contains not more than 8 inner packages; and

                     (b)  the inner packages are ordinarily sold only while they are in the outer package; and

                     (c)  the whole or part of the outer package is transparent; and

                     (d)  the measurement marking on each of the inner packages is clearly visible through the packaging of the outer package.

4.24  Inner and outer packages of single product

             (1)  This regulation applies to a prepackage that consists of a product contained in a package (the inner package) that is contained in another package (the outer package).

             (2)  A measurement marking need not be marked on the outer package if:

                     (a)  the inner package is ordinarily sold only while it is in the outer package; and

                     (b)  the whole or part of the outer package is transparent; and

                     (c)  the measurement marking on the inner package is clearly visible through the packaging of the outer package.

4.25  Package containing products of different kinds or different measurements

             (1)  This regulation:

                     (a)  applies to a prepackage consisting of a package (the outer package) containing at least 2 products of which at least 1 is a prepackaged product; but

                     (b)  does not apply if regulation 4.23 applies.

             (2)  None of the products in the outer package is required to be marked with a measurement marking if:

                     (a)  all of the products in the outer package are ordinarily sold only while in the outer package; and

                     (b)  the outer package is marked in the same way as a measurement marking, with a description of each product in the outer package and a statement of its measurement.

             (3)  The provisions of regulation 4.10 relating to the position of a measurement marking do not apply to a marking mentioned in paragraph (2) (b) if:

                     (a)  the whole of the outer package is transparent; and

                     (b)  all of the products in the outer package are clearly visible through the packaging of the outer package.

Subdivision 4Other markings concerning measurement

4.26  Unit price marking—retail sales of particular foods by mass

             (1)  This regulation applies to the following packaged products:

                     (a)  fruit, including fruit pieces but not including whole fruit that is priced according to number;

                     (b)  dried or dehydrated fruit;

                     (c)  dried or dehydrated mixed fruit;

                     (d) vegetables, including vegetable pieces but not including whole vegetables that are priced according to number;

                     (e)  mushrooms;

                      (f)  cheese or cheese products;

                     (g)  dressed poultry that is not marked in terms of minimum mass in accordance with regulation 4.16;

                     (h)  fish, including crustaceans;

                      (i)  meat;

                      (j)  smallgoods, including bacon, corned beef and ham.

             (2)  If the product is sold, the package containing the product must, in addition to being marked with the measurement of the product, be marked with its total price and price per kilogram.

             (3)  However, subregulation (2) does not apply if, for the sale:

                     (a)  the package is exposed in or on a receptacle on which or immediately adjacent to which the total price and price per kilogram of the product is displayed:

                              (i)  in characters at least 10 mm high; and

                             (ii)  where that price can be readily seen and easily read; or

                     (b)  the package is exposed in a display of packages each of which marked:

                              (i)  as containing the same product; and

                             (ii)  with the same measurement of the product.

Example of display of packages mentioned in paragraph (b):

A display of packages each marked as containing a particular kind of cheese and marked with a measurement of 250 g.

             (4)  The marking on a package required by this regulation must be made as if it were a measurement marking.

             (5)  This regulation does not apply to a prepackaged product if:

                     (a)  it is sold for resale; or

                     (b)  the package containing the product is a rigid container.

Division 4.5Prohibited expressions and prescribed particulars

4.27  Marking of “mass when packed”

                   A prepackage of fresh mushrooms or soap that is not a hermetically sealed prepackage may be marked:

                     (a)  “mass when packed”; or

                     (b)  with other words that have a similar meaning;

if it is marked in the same way, and as part of, the appropriate measurement marking.

4.28  Prohibition on use of “gross mass”

             (1)  For Subdivision 2‑B of Division 2 of Part VI of the Act:

                     (a)  the expression “gross mass” is a prohibited expression; and

                     (b)  an expression that has a similar meaning to the expression “gross mass” is a prohibited expression.

             (2)  A package may be marked with the expression only:

                     (a)  if the marking is permitted by a permit issued by the Secretary in accordance with section 18JX of the Act; or

                     (b)  if:

                              (i)  the package is used only for the purpose of transporting a product; and

                             (ii)  the expression is immediately followed by the words “for transport purposes only” and a statement of the appropriate quantity; and

                            (iii)  immediately below or following the expression the net mass is marked and designated as such or stated as a net amount in words that correspond to those used to express the gross amount.

4.29  Prohibited expressions

             (1)  For Subdivision 2‑B of Division 2 of Part VI of the Act, any expression that:

                     (a)  is not a marking that is required or permitted by the Act; and

                     (b)  directly or indirectly relates to, or qualifies, a measurement marked on the package;

is a prohibited expression.

             (2)  For Subdivision 2‑B of Division 2 of Part VI of the Act, any expression that:

                     (a)  directly or indirectly relates or refers to:

                              (i)  the measurement of the product; or

                             (ii)  any ingredient or component of the product; or

                            (iii)  any ingredient or component of any source from which the product is derived; and

                     (b)  cannot be tested for its truth by testing the product;

is a prohibited expression.

4.29A  Prescribed particulars for register

                   For subsection 18JY (1) of the Act, each of the following particulars relating to permits issued under section 18JX of the Act is prescribed:

                     (a)  the name of the packer or the importer to whom the Secretary issued the permit;

                     (b)  the address of the packer or the importer to whom the Secretary issued the permit;

                     (c)  a description of the article to which the permit relates;

                     (d)  the period the permit is in force.

Note:          For the publication requirements of the register, see subsection 18JY (2) of the Act.

Division 4.6Desiccation

4.31  Permissible deficiency—prepacked fresh mushrooms

             (1)  This regulation applies if a package containing prepacked fresh mushrooms is, in accordance with regulation 4.27, marked “mass when packed” or with other words that have a similar meaning.

Permissible actual deficiency

             (2)  The permissible actual deficiency, if measured on the day on which the prepacked fresh mushrooms are packed, is a deficiency of 5%.

             (3)  The permissible actual deficiency, if measured after the day on which the prepacked fresh mushrooms are packed, is 18%.

Permissible average deficiency

             (4)  The permissible average deficiency, if measured on the day on which the prepacked fresh mushrooms are packed, is nil.

             (5)  The permissible average deficiency, if measured after the day on which the prepacked fresh mushrooms are packed, is 13%.

4.32  Permissible deficiency—prepacked soap

             (1)  This regulation applies if a package containing prepacked soap is, in accordance with regulation 4.27, marked “mass when packed” or with other words that have a similar meaning.

Permissible actual deficiency—bar soap

             (2)  For bar soap—the permissible actual deficiency, if measured after the day on which the bar soap is packed, is 21%.

Permissible average deficiency—bar soap

             (3)  For bar soap—the permissible average deficiency, if measured after the day on which the bar soap is packed, is 16%.

Permissible actual deficiency—personal medicinal soap tablets

             (4)  For personal medicinal soap tablets—the permissible actual deficiency, if measured after the day on which the soap tablets are packed, is 11%.

Permissible average deficiency—personal medicinal soap tablets

             (5)  For personal medicinal soap tablets—the permissible average deficiency, if measured after the day on which the soap tablets are packed, is 6%.

Permissible actual deficiency—personal toilet soap tablets

             (6)  For personal toilet soap tablets—the permissible actual deficiency, if measured after the day on which the soap tablets are packed, is 11%.

Permissible average deficiency—personal toilet soap tablets

             (7)  For personal toilet soap tablets—the permissible average deficiency, if measured after the day on which the soap tablets are packed, is 6%.

Permissible actual deficiency—soap flakes

             (8)  For soap flakes—the permissible actual deficiency, if measured after the day on which the soap flakes is packed, is 10%.

Permissible average deficiency—soap flakes

             (9)  For soap flakes—the permissible average deficiency, if measured after the day on which the soap flakes are packed, is 5%.

Permissible actual deficiency—soap powder other than detergent powder

           (10)  For soap powder other than detergent powder—the permissible actual deficiency, if measured after the day on which the soap powder is packed, is 15%.

Permissible average deficiency—soap powder other than detergent powder

           (11)  For soap powder other than detergent powder—the permissible average deficiency, if measured after the day on which the soap powder is packed, is 10%.

Division 4.7Shortfall

Subdivision 1Provisions applying for package lots of 100 or more—the average quantity system

4.34  AQS thresholds

                   For paragraph 20 (1) (q) of the Act, the following table explains the AQS thresholds for inspection lots for the purposes of Subdivision 3‑C of Division 3 of Part VI of the Act:

 

Item

If the inspection lot size is …

the sample size is …

and the sample correction factor of

is …

and the number of prepackages in a sample allowed to exceed the tolerable deficiency is …

1

At least 100 and not more than 500 prepackages

50 packages

0.379

3

2

At least 501 and not more than 3 200 prepackages

80 packages

0.295

5

3

At least 3 201 prepackages

125 packages

0.234

7

where:

t1‑a is the one‑sided significance level of 99.5% derived from a Student’s t distribution.

Note:          A Student’s t distribution is a statistical term.

n is the number of packages in the sample.

4.36  Tolerable deficiencies

                   Determine the tolerable deficiency (T) appropriate for the nominal quantity of the prepackages using the following table.

 

Nominal quantity of product (Qn) in g or mL

Tolerable deficiency (T) a

Percent of Qn

g or mL

0 to 50

9

50 to 100

4.5

100 to 200

4.5

200 to 300

9

300 to 500

3

500 to 1 000

15

1 000 to 10 000

1.5

10 000 to 15 000

150

15 000 to 50 000

1

a T values are to be rounded up to the next s of a g or mL for Qn ≤ 1 000 g or mL and to the next whole g or mL for Qn > 1 000 g or mL

 

Nominal quantity of product (Qn) in length

Percent of (Qn)

Qn ≤ 5 m

No tolerable deficiency allowed

Qn > 5 m

2

 

Nominal quantity of product (Qn) in area

Percent of (Qn)

All Qn

3

 

Nominal quantity of product (Qn) in count

Percent of (Qn)

Qn ≤ 50 items

No tolerable deficiency allowed

Qn > 50 items

1 b

b Compute the value of T by multiplying the nominal quantity by 1% and rounding the result up to the next whole number. The value may be larger than 1% due to the rounding but this is accepted because the products are whole items and cannot be divided.

4.37  Weighted average quantity

                   The weighted average quantity of the packages in a sample is worked out using the formula:

x + (s × c)

where:

x is the sample mean.

s is the standard deviation of the sample.

c is the sample correction factor in column 4 of the table in regulation 4.34.

4.38  Test failure

             (1)  For paragraph 20 (1) (t) of the Act, this regulation prescribes circumstances in which a group of prepackages is taken to have failed testing in accordance with AQS test procedures

             (2)  A circumstance is that the weighted average quantity of product in the sample of prepackages is less than the nominal quantity.

             (3)  A circumstance is that the sample includes more inadequate prepackages, containing a quantity of product less than Qn – T, than is permitted in column 5 of the table in regulation 4.34.

Note:          This is also known as a T1 error.

An inadequate prepackage that is found to contain an actual quantity less than the nominal quantity minus the tolerable deficiency for the nominal quantity has a T1 error.

             (4)  A circumstance is that 1 or more inadequate prepackages in the sample contains a quantity of product less than Qn – T2, where T2 is equal to 2*T.

Note 1:       This is also known as a T2 error.

An inadequate prepackage that is found to contain an actual quantity less than the nominal quantity minus twice the tolerable deficiency for the nominal quantity has a T2 error.

Note 2:       The effect of this regulation is that an inspection lot:

(a)    will be accepted if none of the circumstances exists; and

(b)    will be rejected if 1 or more of the circumstances exists.

Subdivision 2Packages not marked with an AQS Mark

4.42  National test thresholds

             (1)  For paragraph 20 (1) (x) of the Act, this regulation prescribes national test thresholds for packages for the purposes of Subdivision 4‑B of Division 4 of Part VI of the Act.

             (2)  The number of like packages sampled must be at least 12.

             (3)  However:

                     (a)  if fewer than 6 packages have been packed in a production run, each package must be treated as a single article; and

                     (b)  if more than 6 packages but fewer than 12 packages are available, the number of like packages sampled must be as many as are available, but at least 6.

             (4)  If more than 12 packages are available, an inspector must determine the number to be tested.

4.43  Test failure circumstances—groups

             (1)  For paragraph 20 (1) (y) of the Act, this regulation prescribes circumstances in which a group of packages is taken to have failed testing in accordance with national group test procedures.

             (2)  A circumstance is that the average of the actual quantity contained in the packages sampled is less than the nominal quantity.

             (3)  A circumstance is that the deficiency of any one of the sampled packages is greater than 5%.

4.44  Test failure circumstances—single article

             (1)  For paragraph 20 (1) (z) of the Act, this regulation prescribes circumstances in which a package is taken to have failed testing in accordance with national single article test procedures.

             (2)  A circumstance is that:

                     (a)  the package is measured; and

                     (b)  the actual quantity is less than the nominal quantity.

Division 4.8Miscellaneous

4.46  Application for permit to sell certain articles

                   An application for a permit under section 18JX of the Act for the sale of an article must:

                     (a)  be made to the Secretary in writing signed by or on behalf of the applicant; and

                     (b)  specify the grounds that are relied on by the applicant; and

                     (c)  give particulars of the facts justifying reliance on the grounds.

Part 5Miscellaneous

  

5.1  Beer, spirits etc must be sold by reference to volume

             (1)  For a sale of each of the following items, the item must be sold at a price determined by reference to volume:

                     (a)  beer;

                     (b)  stout;

                     (c)  ale;

                     (d)  brandy (including armagnac and cognac);

                     (e)  gin;

                      (f)  rum;

                     (g)  vodka;

                     (h)  whisky (including whiskey).

             (2)  In this regulation:

sale means retail sale.

5.2  Sale of article at price determined by reference to measurement

             (1)  Subject to subregulation (4), if an article is advertised, offered or exposed for sale at a price determined by reference to measurement, the measurement referred to in the price must be:

                     (a)  if the price of the article is determined by reference to mass:

                              (i)  1 kilogram; or

                             (ii)  1 kilogram, with another reference to a whole number of kilograms; or

                            (iii)  a whole number of tonnes; or

                            (iv)  for an item that is a precious metal—1 gram or 1 troy ounce; or

                     (b)  if the price of the article is determined by reference to volume:

                              (i)  1 litre; or

                             (ii)  1 litre, with another reference to a whole number of litres; or

                            (iii)  a whole number of cubic metres; or

                            (iv)  for LPG—the volume of the LPG as measured by the amount in litres that the LPG occupies, or would occupy, at a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius at equilibrium vapour pressure; or

                             (v)  if a person advertises, offers or exposes firewood for sale at a price determined by reference to the volume of the firewood, the person must ensure that the following requirements are met:

                                        (A)  the firewood must be stacked with as few gaps between each piece of firewood as practicable;

                                        (B)  the volume of a stack of firewood calculated using the dimensions of the stack must be at least the volume mentioned in advertising, offering or exposing the firewood for sale; or

                     (c)  if the price of the article is determined by reference to linear measurement:

                              (i)  1 centimetre; or

                             (ii)  1 metre; or

                            (iii)  1 metre, with another reference to a whole number of metres; or

                     (d)  if the price of the article is determined by reference to area measurement:

                              (i)  1 square centimetre; or

                             (ii)  1 square metre; or

                            (iii)  1 square metre, with another reference to a whole number of square metres.

Note 1:       An example of a measurement mentioned in paragraph (a) (ii) is 1 kilogram for $10 and 3 kilograms for $25.

Note 2:       An example of a measurement mentioned in paragraph (b) (ii) is 1 litre for $10 and 3 litres for $25.

Note 3:       An example of a measurement mentioned in paragraph (c) (iii) is 1 metre for $10 and 3 metres for $25.

Note 4:       An example of a measurement mentioned in paragraph (d) (iii) is 1 square metre for $10 and 3 square metres for $25.

             (2)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes paragraph (1) (a), (b), (c) or (d) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

             (4)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to:

                     (a)  a prepacked article; or

                     (b)  diamonds; or

                     (c)  precious stones; or

                     (d)  a domestic LPG cylinder that weighs no more than 30 kilograms when filled.

             (5)  The length, width, thickness, diameter or other linear measure of each article mentioned in the following table must be advertised, offered or exposed for sale by the millimetre, centimetre or metre.

 

Item

Article

1

Carpets

2

Ceramic tiles

3

Chain

4

Cord

5

Cordage

6

Electrical cable

7

Electrical flex

8

Floor coverings

9

Hardboard

10

Particle board

11

Plastic mouldings

12

Plywood

13

Resin laminates

14

Rope

15

Rubber materials

16

Rubber mouldings

17

Sheet glass

18

Textile products, not including ready‑made clothing

19

Textiles

20

Timber

21

Veneers

22

Wire netting

             (6)  In this regulation:

measurement means:

                     (a)  mass; or

                     (b)  volume; or

                     (c)  linear measurement; or

                     (d)  area measurement.

sale means:

                     (a)  retail sale; or

                     (b)  wholesale sale.

5.3  Sale of fuel at price determined by reference to measurement by volume

             (1)  Unless regulation 5.4 applies, if a person advertises, offers or exposes fuel for sale at a price determined by reference to the volume of the fuel, the volume referred to in the price must
be the volume of the fuel, as measured by the amount in litres that the fuel occupies, or would occupy, at a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius.

             (2)  In this Regulation:

fuel means petrol or diesel fuel that a person would consider, on reasonable grounds, is ultimately intended for automotive consumption.

             (3)  A person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

             (4)  The offence mentioned in subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

5.4  Regulation 5.3 does not apply to certain sales of fuel

             (1)  Regulation 5.3 does not apply to a retail sale of fuel.

             (2)  Regulation 5.3 does not apply to a wholesale sale of fuel, if:

                     (a)  the sale of the fuel takes place immediately before, or at the same time as, a retail sale of the fuel; and

                     (b)  the volume of the fuel measured for the wholesale sale is the same as the volume of the fuel measured for the retail sale.

             (3)  Regulation 5.3 does not apply to a wholesale sale of fuel if, before the wholesale sale, the fuel:

                     (a)  is moved, in any way, from a primary storage facility to a fixed storage facility in another location; and

                     (b)  is unloaded into the fixed storage facility for either of the following purposes:

                              (i)  further distribution;

                             (ii)  further sale and distribution; and

                     (c)  for the movement of the fuel mentioned in paragraph (a), the fuel is measured by reference to the volume of the fuel as measured by the amount in litres that the fuel occupies, or would occupy, at a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius.

             (4)  Regulation 5.3 does not apply to a wholesale sale of fuel if:

                     (a)  before the wholesale sale, the fuel is moved, in any way, from a primary storage facility to a fixed storage facility in another location; and

                     (b)  before the wholesale sale, the fuel is unloaded into the fixed storage facility for either of the following purposes:

                              (i)  further distribution;

                             (ii)  further sale and distribution; and

                     (c)  before the wholesale sale and after the fuel is moved from the primary storage facility, the fuel is not the subject of another sale.

             (5)  In this regulation:

business entity means an entity that operates a business other than a fuel business.

cooperative entity includes an entity that is a buying group for the members of the entity.

diesel fuel means any fuel commonly known as:

                     (a)  automotive diesel fuel; or

                     (b)  automotive diesel oil; or

                     (c)  diesel; or

                     (d)  diesel oil; or

                     (e)  distillate.

fixed storage facility means a facility, other than a primary storage facility:

                     (a)  at which fuel is unloaded for either of the following purposes:

                              (i)  further distribution;

                             (ii)  further sale and distribution; and

                     (b)  from which fuel is reloaded for either of the following purposes:

                              (i)  further distribution;

                             (ii)  further sale and distribution.

fuel means petrol or diesel fuel that a person would consider, on reasonable grounds, is ultimately intended for automotive consumption.

primary storage facility means:

                     (a)  an oil refinery; or

                     (b)  a shipping facility; or

                     (c)  a facility connected by product transfer pipeline to an oil refinery or a shipping facility; or

                     (d)  a facility connected by product transfer pipeline to a facility mentioned in paragraph (c).

retail sale, of fuel, means a sale to any of the following:

                     (a)  an entity that purchases the fuel to be used only for its own consumption;

                     (b)  a business entity that purchases the fuel to be used only for either or both of the following purposes:

                              (i)  its own consumption;

                             (ii)  resale of the fuel to a staff member or contractor of the business entity for consumption of the staff member or contractor who purchases the fuel;

                     (c)  a cooperative entity that purchases the fuel to be used only for resale of the fuel to its members for consumption by the members who purchase the fuel.

shipping facility means a facility at which fuel may be supplied by ship.

5.5  Fees for general applications

                   For subsection 20 (2) of the Act, the fee for an application of a kind mentioned in an item of the following table is the fee specified in the item.

 

Item

Application

Fee

1

Application to amend a licence to change the name of the licensee or the licensee’s business (not being an application to which section 18NJ or 18NI of the Act applies)

$125

2

Application to amend a licence to change the name of a director of the licensee

$125

3

Application for supply of a duplicate copy of a licence

$50

4

Application for supply of:

(a) a verification book; or

(b) a non verification book

$50 for each book of 50 forms

5

Application to have a criminal history check conducted for the purposes of an application for a licence

$50

5.6  Exempt utility meters

                   For section 4A of the Act, the following classes of utility meters are exempt utility meters:

                     (a)  gas meters;

                     (b)  electricity meters installed before 1 January 2013;

                   (ba)  electricity meters installed on or after 1 January 2013, other than electricity meters that measure less than 750 MWh of energy per year;

                     (c)  water meters installed before 1 July 2004;

                     (d)  water meters installed between 1 July 2004 and 30 June 2014, other than cold water meters with a maximum continuous flow rate capacity of not more than 4 000 litres per hour;

                     (e)  water meters installed on or after 1 July 2014, other than cold water meters with a maximum continuous flow rate capacity of not more than 16 000 litres per hour.

Note:          Meters with a maximum continuous flow rate capacity of not more than 4 000 litres per hour are normally, but not exclusively, used for metering water supplies to domestic premises.

Part 6Inspectors—prescribed qualifications and form of identity card

  

6.1  Prescribed qualifications

                   For subsection 18MA(2) of the Act, the qualifications, knowledge or experience required for a person to be eligible for appointment as a trade measurement inspector are:

                     (a)  a Certificate IV in Government (Investigation) and a Certificate IV in Government (Trade Measurement); or

                     (b)  a Certificate IV in Government (Investigation) and a Diploma of Government (Trade Measurement); or

                     (c)  a qualification that the Secretary is satisfied demonstrates that the person has appropriate knowledge or experience to be appointed as a trade measurement inspector.

6.2  Prescribed form of identity card

                   For subsection 18MB (1) of the Act, the form of an identity card issued by the Secretary to a trade measurement inspector under subsection 18MB (1) of the Act is a card that includes the following information:

                     (a)  the full name of the trade measurement inspector;

                     (b)  a statement that the trade measurement inspector has been appointed by the Secretary under section 18MA of the Act;

                     (c)  a statement that the powers and obligations of a trade measurement inspector are set out in Divisions 3 and 4 of Part IX of the Act;

                     (d)  the trade measurement inspector’s signature;

                     (e)  the date of issue of the identity card;

                      (f)  the identity card number;

                     (g)  the expiry date of the identity card;

                     (h)  instructions for the return of a lost identity card;

                      (i)  the class of trade measurement inspector to which the inspector is appointed.

Note 1:       Additional requirements related to the form of an identity card are mentioned in subsection 18MB (1) of the Act.

Note 2:       For requirements related to carrying an identity card, see subsection 18MB (3) of the Act.


Schedule 1Maximum permissible errors

(regulation 1.4, definition of maximum permissible error)

Part 1Interpretation

                   In this Schedule:

verification includes reverification.

Part 2Material measures

Division 1Length

Table 1 Measures of Length

 

Item

Lengths

Maximum permissible error from zero to any scale mark for verification or in‑service inspection

1

Not more than 500 mm

±0.5 mm

2

More than 500 mm but not more than 2 m

±1 mm

3

More than 2 m but not more than 100 m

±0.05%

Division 2Weight

Table 2 Non‑ferrous weights marked ‘A’

 

Item

Denomination

Maximum permissible error (mg)

 

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

 

 

 

Deficiency

Excess

1

1 mg

+0.1

−0.05

+0.1

2

2 mg

+0.2

−0.1

+0.2

3

5 mg

+0.3

−0.15

+0.3

4

10 mg

+0.4

−0.2

+0.4

5

20 mg

+0.6

−0.3

+0.6

6

50 mg

+0.9

−0.45

+0.9

7

100 mg

+1.3

−0.65

+1.3

8

200 mg

+2

−1

+2

9

500 mg

+3

−1.5

+3

10

1 g

+4

−2

+4

11

2 g

+5.5

−2.75

+5.5

12

5 g

+9

−4.5

+9

13

10 g

+12.5

−6.25

+12.5

14

20 g

+18

−9

+18

15

50 g

+28

−14

+28

16

100 g

+40

−20

+40

17

200 g

+60

−30

+60

18

500 g

+90

−45

+90

19

1 kg

+130

−65

+130

20

2 kg

+220

−110

+220

21

5 kg

+280

−140

+280

22

10 kg

+400

−200

+400

23

20 kg

+560

−280

+560

Table 3 Non‑ferrous weights not marked ‘A’

 

Item

Denomination

Maximum permissible error (mg)

 

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

 

 

 

Deficiency

Excess

1

1 g

+60

−30

+60

2

2 g

+60

−30

+60

3

5 g

+60

−30

+60

4

10 g

+120

−60

+120

5

20 g

+120

−60

+120

6

50 g

+120

−60

+120

7

100 g

+120

−60

+120

8

200 g

+170

−85

+170

9

500 g

+270

−135

+270

10

1 kg

+380

−190

+380

11

2 kg

+650

−325

+650

12

5 kg

+850

−425

+850

13

10 kg

+1 200

−600

+1 200

14

20 kg

+1 700

−850

+1 700

Table 4 Iron Weights

 

Item

Denomination

Maximum permissible error (mg)

 

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

 

 

 

Deficiency

Excess

1

100 g

+240

−120

+240

2

200 g

+340

−170

+340

3

500 g

+540

−270

+540

4

1 kg

+760

−380

+760

5

2 kg

+1 300

−650

+1 300

6

5 kg

+1 700

−850

+1 700

7

10 kg

+2 400

−1 200

+2 400

8

20 kg

+3 400

−1 700

+3 400

Table 5 Metric carat weights

 

Item

Denomination (CM)

Maximum permissible error (mg)

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

 

 

Deficiency

Excess

1

0.005

+0.1

−0.05

+0.1

2

0.01

+0.1

−0.05

+0.1

3

0.02

+0.1

−0.05

+0.1

4

0.05

+0.1

−0.05

+0.1

5

0.1

+0.1

−0.05

+0.1

6

0.2

+0.15

−0.075

+0.15

7

0.5

+0.2

−0.1

+0.2

8

1

+0.2

−0.1

+0.2

9

2

+0.3

−0.15

+0.3

10

5

+0.5

−0.25

+0.5

11

10

+0.7

−0.35

+0.7

12

20

+1

−0.5

+1

13

50

+2

−1

+2

14

100

+2

−1

+2

15

200

+3

−1.5

+3

16

500

+5

−2.5

+5

Division 3Volume

Table 6 Conical measures

 

Item

Capacity (L)

Maximum permissible error (mL)

 

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

1

0.5

+5

±5

2

1

+6

±6

3

2

+10

±10

4

4

+15

±15

5

5

+20

±20

6

10

+30

±30

7

20

+45

±45

Table 7 Cylindrical line measures

 

Item

Capacity (L)

Maximum permissible error (mL)

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

 

 

Glass measures

Metal measures

1

0.5

±5

±5

±10

2

1

±10

±10

±20

3

2

±15

±15

±30

4

5

±30

±30

±60

5

10

±45

±45

±90

6

20

±70

±70

±140

Table 8 Cylindrical brim measures made of glass or metal for alcoholic liquor

 

Item

Capacity (mL)

Maximum permissible error (mL)

 

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

 

 

 

Glass measures

Metal measures

 

 

 

Deficiency

Excess

 

1

15

+1

0

+1

±1

2

30

+2

0

+2

±2

3

60

+3.5

0

+3.5

±3.5

Table 9 Cylindrical line measures made of metal for special purposes

 

Item

Capacity (L)

Purpose

Maximum permissible error (mL)

 

 

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

1

12

Ice cream

±50

±100

2

45

Milk

±150

±300

Table 10 Portable measures for potable liquids—line measures

 

Item

Type

Maximum permissible error (mL)

 

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

 

 

 

Glass measures

Metal measures

1

Line measure

±3%

±3%

±6 %

Table 11 Portable measures for potable liquids—brim measures

 

Item

Type

Maximum permissible error (mL)

 

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

 

 

 

Glass measures

Metal measures

 

 

 

Deficiency

Excess

 

1

Brim measure

+6%

0

+6%

±6 %

Division 4Dispensing measures including pharmaceutical measures

Table 12 Conical dispensing measures

 

Item

Scale mark (mL)

Maximum permissible error at each scale mark (mL) for verification or in‑service inspection

1

1

±0.08

2

2

±0.12

3

3

±0.16

4

4

±0.20

5

5

±0.25

6

6, 7, 8

±0.3

7

9

±0.4

8

10

±0.4

9

15

±0.5

10

20

±0.6

11

30

±0.8

12

40, 50

±1.0

13

60, 70, 80, 90

±1.5

14

100, 120, 140

±2.0

15

160, 180, 200

±3.0

Table 13 Beaker dispensing measures

 

Item

Capacity (mL)

Maximum permissible error at each scale mark on a particular measure (mL) for verification or in‑service inspection

1

500

±5

2

1 000

±7

Table 14 Lubricating oil measures

 

Item

Capacity (L)

Maximum permissible error (mL) for verification or in‑service inspection

1

0.5

+20

2

1

+30

Table 15 Graduated measuring cylinders

 

Item

Capacity (mL)

Maximum permissible error at each scale mark on a particular measure (mL) for verification or in‑service inspection

1

5

±0.1

2

10

±0.2

3

25

±0.5

4

50

±1

5

100

±1

6

250

±2

7

500

±5

8

1 000

±10

9

2 000

±20

Part 3Measuring instruments

Division 1Length‑measuring instruments

Table 1 Length‑measuring instruments

 

Item

Type of indication

Maximum permissible error

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

1

Analog

±0.5 %

±1 %

2

Digital

±0.5 % + 0.5 scale interval

±1 % + 0.5 scale interval

Division 2Area‑measuring instruments

Single‑measurement error—instruments with analog indication

Table 2 Instruments with analog indication

 

Item

Area of template(s) (dm2)

Maximum permissible error (dm2)

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

1

Not exceeding 25

±0.5

±1.0

2

Exceeding 25

±(0.5 + 1 dm2 for each additional 50 dm2 or part)

±(1 + 2 dm2 for each additional 50 dm2 or part)

Single‑measurement error—instruments with digital indication

               1  For in‑service inspection of instruments with digital indication, add 0.5 scale interval to the maximum permissible error for in‑service inspection that applies to an analog instrument.

            1A  However, item 1 does not apply to an instrument with digital indication if the scale interval for the instrument is less than or equal to 0.2 dm2.

Mean error

               2  On analog and digital instruments the mean of 20 measurements must not differ from the denominated value of the template by more than half the maximum permissible error mentioned in table 2.

Note:          The test templates for measuring instruments with digital indication must have values that are an integral number of square decimetres.

Division 3Farm milk tanks

                   The maximum permissible error for all scale marks on the dipsticks for verification and in‑service inspection is ±1 scale interval.

Table 3 Farm milk tanks

 

Item

Maximum capacity (L)

Maximum scale interval (L)

1

£ 1 000

2

2

1 000 £ 2 500

5

3

2 500 £ 5 000

10

4

5 000 £ 10 000

20

5

10 000 £ 25 000

50

Division 4Vehicle tanks

Tanks used only for sullage

               1  The maximum permissible error for verification or in‑service inspection for each scale mark on a sight tube is ±0.5 scale interval.

Vehicle tanks except for sullage

               2  The maximum permissible error applicable to a vehicle tank for verification or in‑service inspection is:

                     (a)  for a tank with a capacity mark—±0.2% of the indicated volume; and

                     (b)  for a tank with a dipstick—±0.5 scale interval for each scale mark on the dipstick.

Division 5Liquid‑measuring systems

Accuracy classes

               1  Liquid‑measuring systems are classified into 5 accuracy classes as set out in table 4.

Table 4 Liquid‑measuring systems—Accuracy classes

 

Item

Accuracy class

Field of application

1

0.3

Measuring systems on pipeline

2

0.5

All measuring systems if not differently stated elsewhere in this table, in particular:

(a) fuel dispensers for motor vehicles (except LPG dispensers); and

(b) measuring systems on road tankers for liquids of low viscosity; and

(c) measuring systems for the unloading of ships’ tanks and rail and road tankers; and

(d) measuring systems for milk; and

(e) measuring systems for loading ships; and

(f) measuring systems for refuelling aircraft

3

1.0

Measuring systems (except LPG dispensers) for liquefied gases under pressure measured at a temperature equal to or above −10°C

LPG dispensers for motor vehicles

Measuring systems normally in class 0.3 or 0.5 but used for liquids:

(a) the temperature of which is less than −10°C or greater than 50°C; or

(b) the dynamic viscosity of which is higher than 1 000 mPa.s; or

(c) the maximum volumetric flow rate of which is not higher than 20 L/h

4

1.5

Measuring systems for liquefied carbon dioxide

Measuring systems (except LPG dispensers) for liquefied gases under pressure measured at a temperature below −10°C

5

2.5

Measuring systems for liquids at a temperature below −153°C

Maximum permissible errors

               2  For volumes equal to or greater than 2 L, and subject to clauses 4 and 5, the maximum permissible error on volume indications are set out in table 5.

Table 5 Volumes equal to or greater than 2 L

 

Item

Accuracy class

Maximum permissible error

 

Verification or in‑service inspection excluding conversion device

A

Conversion device

1

0.3

±0.2%

±0.3%

±0.1%

2

0.5

±0.3%

±0.5%

±0.2%

3

1.0

±0.6%

±1.0%

±0.4%

4

1.5

±1.0%

±1.5%

±0.5%

5

2.5

±1.5%

±2.5%

±1.0%

               3  For volumes less than 2 L, and subject to clauses 4 and 5, the maximum permissible errors, positive or negative, on volume indications are set out in table 6.

Table 6 Volumes less than 2 L

 

Item

Measured quantity

Maximum permissible errors

1

³ 1 L < 2 L

Value fixed in table 5, applied to 2 L

2

³ 0.4 L < 1 L

2 ´ the value fixed in table 5

3

³ 0.2 L < 0.4 L

2 ´ the value fixed in table 5, applied to 0.4 L

4

³ 0.1 L < 0.2 L

4 ´ the value fixed in table 5

5

< 0.1 L

4 ´ the value fixed in table 5, applied to 0.1 L

               4  However, whatever the measured quantity may be, the magnitude of the maximum permissible error is the greater of the following 2 values:

                     (a)  the absolute value of the maximum permissible error in table 5 or table 6;

                     (b)  the minimum specified volume deviation under clause 5.

               5  For minimum measured quantities equal to or greater than 2 L, the minimum specified volume deviation (Emin) is calculated using the formula:

                  

where:

Vmin is the minimum measured quantity.

A is the numerical value of the percentage specified in the column headed ‘A’ of table 5 for the accuracy class of the measuring system.

               6  For minimum measured quantities less than 2 L, the minimum specified volume deviation is twice the value set out in table 6 and related to the column headed ‘A’ in table 5.

Note:          The minimum specified volume deviation is an absolute maximum permissible error.

Accuracy of associated measuring instruments

               7  Associated measuring instruments must exhibit an accuracy at least as good as the values set out in tables 7A, 7B and 7C for the accuracy class of the measuring system.

Table 7A Associated measuring instruments—temperature

 

Item

Accuracy classes of the measuring system

Maximum permissible error on measuring temperature

1

0.3

±0.3°C

2

0.5, 1.0 and 1.5

±0.5°C

3

2.5

±1°C

Table 7B Associated measuring instruments—pressure

 

Item

Accuracy classes of the measuring system

Maximum permissible error on measuring pressure

1

0.3, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.5

Less than 1 Mpa:                ±50 kPa

Between 1 and 4 Mpa:       ±5%

More than 4 Mpa:               ±200 kPa

Table 7C Associated measuring instruments—Density

 

Item

Accuracy classes of the measuring system

Maximum permissible error on measuring density

1

0.3, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.5

±10 kg/m3

Price computing devices

               8  The price indicated must equal the price calculated for the volume and unit price indicated within the following maximum permissible errors as set out in table 8.

Table 8 Price computing devices

 

Item

Unit price

Maximum permissible error for verification and in‑service inspection

1

Not more than $1 per litre

± 0.9 cent

2

More than $1 per litre but not more than $2 per litre

± 1 cent

3

More than $2 per litre but not more than $5 per litre

± 2.5 cents

4

More than $5 per litre but not more than $10 per litre

± 5 cents

Beverage dispensers

Table 9 Beverage dispensers for alcoholic liquor

 

Item

Capacity (mL)

Maximum permissible error (mL)

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

 

 

Deficiency

Excess

1

10

±0.5 mL

−0.5 mL

+1.0 mL

2

15

±0.6 mL

−0.6 mL

+1.2 mL

3

30

±1.0 mL

−1.0 mL

+2.0 mL

4

60–100

±1.5 mL

−1.5 mL

+3.0 mL

5

> 100

±1.5% of quantity dispensed

−1.5% of quantity dispensed

+3.0% of quantity dispensed

Division 6Weighing instruments

Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 non‑automatic instruments

               1  The maximum permissible errors for increasing and decreasing loads, expressed in terms of verification scale interval (e), with an instrument adjusted to zero with ± 0.25 e at no load, are set out in table 10.

Table 10 Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 non‑automatic instruments

 

Item

Load (m) expressed in verification scale intervals (e)

Maximum permissible error for verification and in‑service inspection

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

1

0 < m £ 50 000 e

0 < m £ 5 000 e

0 < m £ 500 e

0 < m £ 50 e

±0.5 e

2

> 50 000 e
£ 200 000 e

> 5 000 e
£ 20 000 e

> 500 e
£ 2 000 e

> 50 e,
£ 200 e

±1 e

3

> 200 000 e

> 20 000 e

> 2 000 e

> 200 e

±1.5 e

                   where e is the verification scale interval.

               2  For digital indication or printing, a permissible error does not include the positive or negative error arising from rounding up or down to the nearest whole number of scale intervals.

Unclassified even‑arms scales

Table 11 Unclassified even‑arm scales

 

Item

Capacity

Maximum permissible error for verification and in‑service inspection

 

 

Balances

Beam scales

Counter scales

 

 

 

Class B

Class C

 

1

5 g

±4 mg

±10 mg

2

25 g

±6 mg

±15 mg

±60 mg

3

50 g

±20 mg

4

100 g

±30 mg

5

250 g

±60 mg

±240 mg

6

500 g

±12 mg

±100 mg

±400 mg

±1.5 g

7

1 kg

±150 mg

±600 mg

±2.5 g

8

2 kg

±250 mg

±1 g

±3.5 g

9

5 kg

±70 mg

±500 mg

±2 g

±6 g

10

10 kg

± 1 g

±4 g

±8 g

11

15 kg

±1.5 g

±6 g

±10 g

12

25 kg

±120 mg

±2.5 g

±10 g

±15 g

13

50 kg

±4.5 g

±20 g

±25 g

               3  The maximum permissible error for even‑arm scales must be half the amount specified in table 11 for loads not more than half capacity and the whole amount specified for loads more than half to maximum capacity.

Other unclassified instruments

               4  The maximum permissible errors for self‑indicating weighing instruments and graduated non‑self‑indicating weighing instruments, with an instrument adjusted to zero within ±0.25 scale interval at no load must be:

                     (a)  ±0.5 scale interval for the first 500 scale intervals; and

                     (b)  ±1 scale interval for more than 500 but not more than 2 000 scale intervals; and

                     (c)  ±1.5 scale intervals for more than 2 000 scale intervals.

Belt weighers

Table 12 Belt weighers

 

Item

Class

Maximum permissible error for or verification

Maximum permissible error for in‑service inspection

1

0.5

±0.25%

±0.5%

2

1.0

±0.5%

±1.0%

3

2.0

±1.0%

±2.0%

Catch weighers

               5  The maximum permissible error for any load equal to or greater than the minimum capacity and equal to or less than the maximum capacity in automatic operation is:

                     (a)  if the national instrument test procedures that apply to catch weighers eliminate the need for digital rounding—the maximum permissible error set out in table 13 minus a verification scale interval of 0.5 e; or

                     (b)  in any other case—set out in table 13.

Note:          The national instrument test procedures are defined in the Act and are available at www.nmi.gov.au.

Table 13 Automatic catch weighing instruments

 

Item

Load (m) expressed in verification scale intervals (e)

Maximum permissible error for class Y (a) or Y (b) instruments—verification or in‑service inspection

 

Class Y (a)

Class Y (b)

1

0 <m £ 500

0 <m £ 50

±1.5 e

2

500 <m £ 2 000

50 <m £ 200

±2 e

3

2 000<m £ 10 000

200 <m £ 1 000

±2.5 e

Division 7Automatic rail‑weighbridges

Accuracy classes

               1  Automatic rail‑weighbridges are divided into the following 4 accuracy classes:

                     (a)  0.2;

                     (b)  0.5;

                     (c)  1;

                     (d)  2.

               2  An instrument may be in an accuracy class for wagon weighing that is different from that for train weighing.

Maximum permissible errors—weighing in motion or totalizing hopper weigher

Table 14 Maximum permissible errors for weighing in motion or totalising hopper weigher

 

Item

Accuracy class

Percentage of weight of single wagon, total train or totalising hopper weigher, as appropriate

 

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

1

0.2

±0.10%

±0.2%

2

0.5

±0.25%

±0.5%

3

1

±0.50%

±1.0%

4

2

±1.00%

±2.0%

Wagon weighing

               3  The maximum permissible error for coupled or uncoupled wagon weighing is the greatest of the following values:

                     (a)  the value calculated according to table 14, rounded to the nearest scale interval d;

                     (b)  the value calculated according to table 14, rounded to the nearest scale interval for the weight of a single wagon equal to 35% of the maximum wagon weight (as inscribed on the descriptive markings);

                     (c)  1 d.

Train weighing

               4  The maximum permissible error for train weighing is the greatest of the following values:

                     (a)  the value calculated according to table 14, rounded to the nearest scale interval d;

                     (b)  the value calculated according to table 14 for the weight
of a single wagon equal to 35% of the maximum wagon weight (as inscribed on the descriptive markings) multiplied by the number of reference wagons in the train (not exceeding 10 wagons) and rounded to the nearest scale interval;

                     (c)  1 d for each wagon in the train, but not exceeding 10 d.

Hopper weighing—totalising hopper weigher

            4A  For a totalising hopper weigher:

                     (a)  a maximum permissible error for hopper weighing applies only if the hopper is loaded with at least the minimum totalised load for the hopper; and

                     (b)  the maximum permissible error for weighing is the value calculated according to table 14.

Maximum permissible errors—static weighing

               5  The maximum permissible errors on static weighing for increasing or decreasing loads must be the appropriate values set out in table 15.

Table 15 Static weighing

 

Item

Maximum permissible error for verification and in‑service inspection

Load (m) expressed in numbers of scale intervals

1

±0.5 d

0 £ m £ 500

2

±1.0 d

500 < m £ 2 000

3

±1.5 d

2 000 < m £ 10 000

Minimum capacity

               6  The minimum capacity must not be less than 1 t, and not greater than the value of the result of the minimum wagon weight divided by the number of partial weighing.

Minimum wagon weight

               7  The minimum wagon weight must not be less than 50 d.

Division 8Grain protein measuring instruments

                   The maximum permissible errors at verification or in‑service inspection are:

                     (a)  wheat—±0.4% at 11% moisture; and

                     (b)  barley—±0.5% at 0% moisture.

Division 9Water Vending Machines

Table 16 Water vending machines at all volumes vended

 

Item

Maximum permissible error

 

Verification

In‑service inspection

 

 

Deficiency

Excess

1

±1.5%

−1.5%

+3%

Division 10Multi‑dimensional measuring instruments

               1  The maximum permissible error applicable to the measurement by the instrument of any of the 3 dimensions for verification and in‑service inspection is +/‑ 1d.

Division 11Water meters

Table 17 Maximum permissible errors for water meters

 

Item

Verification

In‑service inspection

1

±5% in the flow rate range where the flow rate (Q) is greater than or equal to the minimum flow rate (Q1)and less than the transitional flow rate (Q2).

ie: Q1 £ Q < Q2

±2% in the flow rate range if the flow rate (Q) is greater than or equal to the transitional flow rate (Q2) and less than or equal to the maximum flow rate (Q4).

ie: Q2 £Q £ Q4

±4% in the flow rate range if the flow rate (Q) is greater than or equal to 0.075 times the maximum continuous flow rate (Q3) and less than or equal to the maximum flow rate (Q4).

ie: 0.075 Q3 £ Q £ Q4

Division 12Electricity meters

               1  In this Division:

Ib, for an electricity meter of a kind mentioned in clause 3, is the basic current.

Imax, for an electricity meter of a kind mentioned in clause 3 or 4, is the maximum current.

In, for an electricity meter of a kind mentioned in clause 4, is the nominal current.

Accuracy classes

               2  Electricity meters are classified into the following accuracy classes:

                     (a)  0.2;

                     (b)  0.5;

                     (c)  1;

                     (d)  1.5.

Maximum permissible errors—direct‑connected electricity meters

               3  The maximum permissible errors for the following kinds of electricity meters are set out, for an item, in columns 4 and 5 of table 18:

                     (a)  single phase direct‑connected electricity meters with an accuracy class mentioned, for the item, in column 4 or 5 of that table;

                     (b)  polyphase direct‑connected electricity meters with an accuracy class mentioned, for the item, in column 4 or 5 of that table.

               4  The maximum permissible errors mentioned in column 4 or 5 of table 18 apply at the current rate and power factor mentioned, for an item, in column 2 and 3 of that table.

Table 18 Single phase and polyphase direct‑connected electricity meters

 

Item

Current range

Power factor

Maximum permissible error (%)

 

 

 

Accuracy class 1

Accuracy class 1.5

1

0.05 Ib ≤ I < 0.1 Ib

1

±1.5%

±1.5%

2

0.1 Ib ≤ I ≤ Imax

1

±1.0%

±1.5%

3

0.1 Ib ≤ I < 0.2 Ib

0.5 inductive

±1.5%

±1.5%

4

0.1 Ib ≤ I < 0.2 Ib

0.8 capacitive

±1.5%

5

0.2 Ib ≤ I ≤ Imax

0.5 inductive

±1.0%

±1.5%

6

0.2 Ib ≤ I ≤ Imax

0.8 capacitive

±1.0%

Maximum permissible errors—transformer‑operated electricity meters

               5  The maximum permissible errors for the following kinds of electricity meters are set out, for an item, in columns 4, 5 and 6 of table 19:

                     (a)  single phase transformer‑operated electricity meters with an accuracy class mentioned, for the item, in column 4, 5 or 6 of that table;

                     (b)  polyphase transformer‑operated electricity meters with an accuracy class mentioned, for the item, in column 4, 5 or 6 of that table.

               6  The maximum permissible errors mentioned in column 4, 5 or 6 of table 19 apply at the current rate and power factor mentioned, for an item, in column 2 and 3 of that table.

Table 19 Single phase and polyphase transformer‑operated electricity meters

 

Item

Current range

Power factor

Maximum permissible error (%)

 

 

 

Accuracy class 0.2

Accuracy class 0.5

Accuracy class 1

1

0.01 In ≤ I < 0.05 In

1

±0.4%

±1.0%

2

0.02 In ≤ I < 0.05 In

1

±1.5%

3

0.05 In ≤ I ≤ Imax

1

±0.2%

±0.5%

±1.0%

4

0.02 In ≤ I < 0.1 In

0.5 inductive

±0.5%

±1.0%

5

0.02 In ≤ I < 0.1 In

0.8 capacitive

±0.5%

±1.0%

6

0.05 In ≤ I < 0.1 In

0.5 inductive

±1.5%

7

0.05 In ≤ I < 0.1 In

0.8 capacitive

±1.5%

8

0.1 In ≤ I ≤ Imax

0.5 inductive

±0.3%

±0.6%

±1.0%

9

0.1 In ≤ I ≤ Imax

0.8 capacitive

±0.3%

±0.6%

±1.0%

Schedule 2Classes and subclasses of servicing licences

(subregulation 2.43 (25))

Part 1General

 

Item

Servicing licence

1              Servicing licence relating to length measuring instruments

 

1.1

Measures of length not exceeding 2 metres

 

1.2

Measures of length exceeding 2 metres

 

1.3

Fabric measuring instruments

2              Servicing licence relating to area measuring instruments

 

2.1

Leather measuring instruments

3              Servicing licence relating to masses

 

3.1

Masses not exceeding 20 kg, other than:

(a) masses marked “A”; and

(b) metric carat masses.

 

3.2

Masses, other than the masses mentioned in item 3.1, that are :

(a) marked “A”; and

(b) metric carat masses.

4              Servicing licence relating to measures of volume

 

4.1

Volume measures

 

4.2

Beverage dispensers

 

4.3

Alcoholic beverage measures (drinking and portable)

 

4.4

Lubricating oil measures

 

4.5

Pharmaceutical dispensing measures, graduated measuring cylinders

 

4.6

Brim measures for flowable solids

 

4.7

Food products

 

4.8

Non‑food products

 

4.9

Grain density measuring instruments

 

4.10

Measuring container bottles

5              Servicing licence relating to liquid measuring instruments

 

5.1

Fuel dispensers used for petroleum products other than LPG

 

5.2

Flow meters used for petroleum products

 

5.3

Flow meters used for liquids other than petroleum products

6              Servicing licence relating to weighing instruments

 

6.1

Weighing instruments, classes 1 and 2

 

6.2

Weighing instruments of 30 kg capacity or less, classes 3 and 4

 

6.3

Weighing instruments of a capacity exceeding 30 kg, but not exceeding 3 tonnes, classes 3 and 4

 

6.4

Weighing instruments of a capacity exceeding 3 tonnes, classes 3 and 4

 

6.5

Belt‑conveyor weighing instruments

 

6.6

Automatic rail weighbridges

 

6.7

Automatic packaging conveyor weighers

 

6.8

Wheeled loaders.

 

6.9

Totalising Hopper weighing instruments

 

6.10

Legal measuring instruments

7              [Reserved for future use]

8              Servicing licence relating to farm milk tanks

 

8.1

All sub‑classes

9              Servicing licence relating to vehicle tanks

 

9.1

All sub‑classes

10           Servicing licence relating to LPG dispensers

 

10.1

Fuel dispensers used for LPG, other than cryogenic liquids

 

10.2

Flow meters used for LPG, other than cryogenic liquids

11           [Reserved for future use]

12           Servicing licence relating to natural gas dispensers

 

12.1

All sub‑classes

13           Servicing licence relating to multi‑dimensional measuring instruments

 

13.1

All sub‑classes

14           Servicing licence relating to utility meters

 

14.1

All sub‑classes

15           Servicing licence relating to quality measuring instruments

 

15.1

Grain

 

15.2

Cane sugar

 

15.3

Wine grapes

17           Servicing licence relating to density hydrometers

 

17.1

All sub‑classes

Part 2Supplementary

 

Item

Servicing licence

18           Supplementary servicing licences relating to:

 

18.1

Control systems for liquid—measuring systems

 

18.2

Point of Sale systems

 

18.3

Weighbridge control systems

Schedule 3The AQS Mark

(regulation 4.2, definition of AQS mark)

  

                   The figures on the mark below show the relative dimensions of the mark as a proportion of its width.

Schedule 4Exemptions from marking

(subregulation 4.4 (1))

  

1  Textile goods

1.1              Textile, wearing apparel and other similar articles that are not packed for sale by measurement and are not ordinarily so sold.

1.2              Textiles that are:

                     (a)  packed for sale by mass and are sold in packages each containing more than 4 kg; or

                     (b)  packed for sale by length and are sold in packages each containing more than 25 m; or

                     (c)  packed for sale by area and are sold in packages each containing more than 25 m2.

2  Food goods

2.1              Any agricultural produce grown and packed on the same property by the grower and sold by mass in sacks of more than 25 kg gross mass.

2.2              Confectionery, nuts, popcorn, potato crisps and savouries that are:

                     (a)  packed on premises for sale on those premises if:

                              (i)  the package is displayed for sale on those premises in a receptacle that bears a statement that can be readily seen and easily read in characters not less than 10 mm high of the mass and of the price of the contents of the package; and

                             (ii)  the mass of the contents does not exceed 200 g; or

                     (b)  packed in or with another article if the value of the combined articles is substantially represented by that other article.

2.3              Confectionery packed singly in a novelty shape and an Easter egg packed singly.

2.4              Honey in the comb in original frames.

2.5              Hay.

2.6              Any form of frozen confection packed in a quantity less than 200 mL that contains:

                     (a)  ice cream; or

                     (b)  flavoured ice; or

                     (c)  fruit‑ice; or

                     (d)  water‑ice; or

                     (e)  a substitute for ice cream.

2.7              Kippers.

2.8              Pies or pasties made for use as an individual serve of which the mass is less than 250 g.

2.9              Cakes, puddings and sponges packed singly in a quantity less than 125 g.

2.10            Alcoholic liquors packed in a quantity more than 10 L.

3  Medicinal and toilet goods

3.1              Goods for therapeutic use, within the meaning of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, for which sale or supply to the public is prohibited by law except on the written prescription of a person recognised by law as competent to prescribe them.

3.2              A toilet preparation in a compact and a refill of a toilet preparation in a compact.

3.3              Single application hair dyes or hair bleaches or single application home permanent hair waving kits.

3.4              Vaccine packed in a quantity less than 25 mL or a single dose of any substance packed in a vial or ampoule for sale for use as an injection.

4  Hardware goods

4.1              Articles of hardware that are:

                     (a)  not packed for sale by measurement; and

                     (b)  not ordinarily sold by measurement.

4.2              Tinters or colouring agents for use in paint (including enamel, but not including a two‑pack paint, artists’ paint or powder coatings) that are packed in a quantity less than 100 g or 100 mL.

4.3              Colouring material in a package on which is marked directions for mixing it, or a specified quantity of it, with a specified type and volume of paint (including enamel, but not including a two‑pack paint, artists’ paint or powder coatings), if the quantity of the material to be mixed does not exceed 10 per cent of the volume of the paint with which it is to be mixed.

5  General goods

5.1              Articles ordinarily sold by number that are packed:

                     (a)  in a quantity of less than 9; and

                     (b)  in a package made wholly or partly of transparent material so that when the package is exposed for sale the number of articles contained in the package is readily apparent to a purchaser.

5.2              An article of which the mass exceeds 75 kg or the volume exceeds 150 L.

5.3              An article that is:

                     (a)  packed in a quantity less than 15 g or 15 mL; and

                     (b)  not one of the following:

                              (i)  an adhesive;

                             (ii)  dried vegetables;

                            (iii)  freeze‑dried vegetables;

                            (iv)  herbs;

                             (v)  instant tea;

                            (vi)  pepper and other spices;

                           (vii)  goods for therapeutic use within the meaning of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989;

                          (viii)  tobacco (including plug tobacco).

5.4              Fire extinguisher refills.

5.5              Photographic film and photographic printing paper.

5.6              A bag of clay.

5.7              Fish bait.

5.8              Soil, pebbles, crushed tile, crushed rock, tree bark, wood chips, mulch, Pacific coral, river stones, pre‑planted mushroom spawn, compost or any article that contains compost, farmyard manure, garden peat, leaf mould, peat moss, sphagnum moss, crushed material mix or any like substance for use as garden landscape material.

5.9              Artists’ paint packed in a quantity less than 100 g.

5.10            Candles.

5.11            Legume seed inoculants.

5.12            A prepackaged product sold as authorised by section 18JX of the Act.

Schedule 5Expression of measurement marking

Note:       See subregulation 4.13(1)

   

 

Item

Description of article

Kind of measurement permissible

1

Acids in liquid form

Mass or volume

2

Aerosol products

Mass

3

Compressed or liquefied gases, not including liquefied petroleum gas

Mass or equivalent volume (cubic metres or litres) at stated temperature and pressure

4

Cream and cream substitutes (not including clotted cream, sour (or cultured) cream or substitutes for clotted or sour cream)

Volume

5

Fencing wire

Length

6

Flavouring essences

Mass or volume, if the quantity is not less than 500 mg

7

Heavy residual fuel oil, industrial diesel fuel and furnace oil

Mass or volume

8

Honey, malt extract, golden syrup and treacle

Mass

9

Any form of frozen confection containing:

(a) ice cream; or

(b) flavoured ice; or

(c) fruit‑ice; or

(d) water‑ice; or

(e) a substitute for ice cream

Volume

10

Linseed oil and other vegetable oils

Volume if the quantity is not more than 5 L

Mass or volume if the quantity is more than 5 L

11

Liquefied petroleum gas

Mass

12

Liquid chemicals, including solvents packed for sale for pharmaceutical, laboratory or industrial use

Mass or volume

13

Paint (including enamel but not including paste paint, two‑pack paint, artists’ paint or powder coatings), varnish and varnish stains

Volume

14

Paste paint

Mass

15

Perfume compounds

Mass or volume, if the quantity is not less than 500 g

16

Perlite

Mass or volume

17

Pet litter and similar products

Mass or volume

18

Natural and synthetic resins, and polymeric materials other than paint described in item 13 or 14

Mass or volume

19

Rope, cord and line of a diameter less than 1.5 mm

Length and mass per specified length

20

Rope, cord and line of a diameter of 1.5 mm or more

Length and diameter

21

Skin cream in jars

Mass or volume

22

Tomato sauce

Volume

23

Toothpaste

Mass

24

Twines, twists and lashings

Length and mass per specified length

25

Yoghurt

Mass

Schedule 6Permissible units of measurement

Note:       See subregulation 4.13(6)

  

1  Mass

1.1              If the measurement marking is to be expressed in terms of mass, the permissible units of measurement are as follows:

                     (a)  kilogram is permissible in all cases;

                     (b)  gram is also permissible if the mass does not exceed 1 000 grams;

                     (c)  milligram is also permissible if the mass does not exceed 1 000 milligrams.

2  Volume

2.1              If the measurement marking is to be expressed in terms of volume, the permissible units of measurement are as follows:

                     (a)  litre, decilitre or centilitre is permissible for liquids in all cases;

                     (b)  cubic metre is permissible for solids in all cases;

                     (c)  millilitre is also permissible in the case of a liquid if the volume does not exceed 1 000 millilitres;

                     (d)  cubic centimetre is also permissible in the case of a solid if the volume does not exceed 1 000 cubic centimetres.

3  Linear measurement

3.1              If the measurement marking is to be expressed in terms of linear measurement, the permissible units of measurement are as follows:

                     (a)  metre is permissible in all cases;

                     (b)  centimetre is also permissible if:

                              (i)  the length does not exceed 100 centimetres; or

                             (ii)  the product is a bedsheet, tarpaulin or other product to which regulation 4.20 applies;

                     (c)  millimetre is also permissible if the length does not exceed 1 000 millimetres;

                     (d)  millimetre is also permissible in the case of:

                              (i)  paper lengths not exceeding 10 000 millimetres; and

                             (ii)  building material in sheet form; and

                            (iii)  coated abrasive belts;

                     (e)  millimetre is also permissible in the case of an article
if it was customary before these Regulations commenced to express the linear measurement of the article in millimetres.

4  Area measurement

                   If the measurement marking is to be expressed in terms of area measurement, any unit of area measurement is permissible.

5  Mass per specified length

                   If the measurement marking is to be expressed in terms of mass per specified length, the permissible units of measurement are grams, or kilograms, for mass, and metres for length.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Endnotes about misdescribed amendments and other matters are included in a compilation only as necessary.

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the amendment is set out in the endnotes.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

A = Act

orig = original

ad = added or inserted

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

am = amended

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

amdt = amendment

pres = present

c = clause(s)

prev = previous

C[x] = Compilation No. x

(prev…) = previously

Ch = Chapter(s)

Pt = Part(s)

def = definition(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

Dict = Dictionary

Reg = Regulation/Regulations

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

reloc = relocated

Div = Division(s)

renum = renumbered

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

rep = repealed

    effect

rs = repealed and substituted

F = Federal Register of Legislative Instruments

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

gaz = gazette

Sch = Schedule(s)

LI = Legislative Instrument

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

(md) = misdescribed amendment

SR = Statutory Rules

mod = modified/modification

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

No. = Number(s)

SubPt = Subpart(s)

o = order(s)

underlining = whole or part not

Ord = Ordinance

    commenced or to be commenced

 

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Number and year

FRLI registration or gazettal

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

2009 No. 233

11 Sept 2009 (see F2009L03479)

12 Sept 2009

 

2010 No. 180

30 June 2010 (see F2010L01784)

rr. 1–3 and Schedule 1: 1 July 2010
r. 4 and Schedule 2: 16 Dec 2010 (see r. 2 (b))

2011 No. 126

30 June 2011 (see F2011L01373)

1 July 2011

2012 No. 302

11 Dec 2012 (see F2012L02420)

1 Jan 2013

101, 2014

28 June 2014 (see F2014L00867)

Sch 2: 1Jan 2015 (s 2 (item 3)
Remainder: 1 July 2014 (s 2 items 1, 2)

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

r 1.3..................................

rep No 101, 2014

r. 1.4.................................

am. 2010 No. 180; No 101, 2014

Note to r. 1.4.....................

rs. 2011 No. 126

r. 1.6.................................

ad. 2010 No. 180

Part 2

 

Division 2.1

 

r. 2.11...............................

rs. 2011 No. 126

Division 2.2

 

r. 2.29...............................

rs. 2011 No. 126

r. 2.36A.............................

ad. 2010 No. 180

r. 2.36B.............................

ad. 2010 No. 180

Division 2.3

 

r. 2.38...............................

am. 2010 No. 180; No 101, 2014

Division 2.4

 

r. 2.42...............................

am. 2010 No. 180

r 2.43................................

am No 101, 2014

r. 2.47...............................

ad. 2010 No. 180

 

am. 2011 No. 126

 

rs No 101, 2014

r 2.47A..............................

ad No 101, 2014

r. 2.48...............................

ad. 2010 No. 180

Part 3

 

Division 3.1

 

r. 3.4.................................

am. 2011 No. 126; No 101, 2014

r. 3.7.................................

am. 2011 No. 126; No 101, 2014

r. 3.11...............................

am. 2011 No. 126

Division 3.2

 

r. 3.12...............................

am. 2010 No. 180

r. 3.25...............................

am. 2010 No. 180

r. 3.27...............................

am. 2010 No. 180

Heading to r. 3.38..............

rs. 2010 No. 180

r. 3.38...............................

am. 2010 No. 180

Heading to r. 3.40..............

rs. 2010 No. 180

r. 3.40...............................

am. 2010 No. 180

r 3.41................................

am No 101, 2014

Heading to r. 3.56..............

rs. 2010 No. 180

r. 3.56...............................

am. 2010 No. 180

Heading to r. 3.58..............

rs. 2010 No. 180

r. 3.58...............................

am. 2010 No. 180

r. 3.61A.............................

ad. 2010 No. 180

r. 3.62...............................

am. 2011 No. 126; No 101, 2014

Part 4

 

Div 4.1

 

r 4.1..................................

rep No 101, 2014

hdg to r 4.2........................

rep No 101, 2014

hdg to r 4.1........................

ad No 101, 2014

r 4.2..................................

am No 101, 2014

Division 4.2

 

r. 4.6.................................

am. 2010 No. 180; No 101, 2014

Division 4.3

 

Note to r 4.7(1).................

rs No 101, 2014

Heading to r. 4.8................

rs. 2010 No. 180

r. 4.8.................................

am. 2010 No. 180

Division 4.4

 

Sdiv 1

 

Note to r 4.9(1).................

rs No 101, 2014

r 4.10................................

am No 101, 2014

r 4.13................................

rs No 101, 2014

r. 4.16A.............................

ad. 2010 No. 180

Sdiv 3

 

r 4.23................................

am No 101, 2014

Division 4.5

 

Heading to Div. 4.5...........
of Part 4

rs. 2010 No. 180

r 4.28................................

am No 101, 2014

r. 4.29A.............................

ad. 2010 No. 180

Div 4.6

 

r 4.30................................

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Division 4.7

 

r. 4.33...............................

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r. 4.35...............................

am. 2010 No. 180

 

rep. 2010 No. 180

r. 4.36...............................

rs. 2010 No. 180

r. 4.39...............................

rep. 2010 No. 180

r. 4.40...............................

am. 2010 No. 180

 

rep. 2010 No. 180

r. 4.41...............................

rep. 2010 No. 180

r. 4.45...............................

rep. 2010 No. 180

Part 5

 

r. 5.2.................................

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r 5.4..................................

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r. 5.6.................................

ad. 2011 No. 126

 

am. 2012 No. 302; No 101, 2014

Part 6

 

Part 6.................................

ad. 2010 No. 180

r. 6.1.................................

ad. 2010 No. 180

 

rs. 2010 No. 180; No 101, 2014

r. 6.2.................................

ad. 2010 No. 180

Schedule 1

 

Schedule 1.........................

am. 2010 No. 180; 2011 No. 126; 2012 No. 302

Schedule 2

 

Schedule 2.........................

am. 2010 No. 180; 2011 No. 126; 2012 No. 302

Sch 4

 

Sch 4.................................

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Sch 5

 

hdg to Sch 5......................

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Sch 5.................................

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Sch 6

 

hdg to Sch 6......................

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Sch 6.................................

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