Nature: mandatory (voluntary)
Requirements Standards: Safety and EMC
CB System Member States: Yes
Electrical products shipped to Australia must comply with electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility requirements, for some products must also meet the Australian MEPS energy requirements.
In Australia, the Electrical Safety Assessment System is a state or county responsibility system, and each certification body implements a reciprocal certification approval program in accordance with the 1945 Electrical Safety Act. Electrical products are divided into "to be declared" and "no declaration" category.
Electrical products under the "Declaration" category must comply with the relevant Australian safety standards and obtain certification certificates from state-level certification bodies.
Electrical products under the "no declaration" category may be sold without approval. However, retailers, manufacturers and importers are required to ensure the electrical safety of such products.
In Australia, electromagnetic compatibility requirements are controlled by the Electromagnetic Compatibility Architecture (Radiocommunication Act 1992). All electrical products within this framework must comply with Australian standards and obtain access to the C-Tick logo from the Australian Communications Authority.
The RCM mark can also be used for products that meet both electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility requirements.
Any Australian safety mark is also recognized by New Zealand.
Australia's Standards Agency is Standards Australia International Limited, formerly known as the Australian Commonwealth Engineering Standards Association, which was established in 1992 and was converted to Standards Association of Australian (SAA) in 1929. The Australian certification is called SAA certification and should be based on the standards set by SAA Certification ", but as a standard-setting body, SAA has never issued a product certification.
SAA was renamed Standards Australia in 1988. In 1999, the association was changed to a limited company, known as Standards Australia International Limited. SAA is an independent company that has no direct relationship with the government, although the federal government and the state government are among its members. However, the importance of the technical infrastructure in any country means that it is necessary to work closely with the government and is very necessary. To ensure this, since 1988, there is an understanding memorandum between SAA and the federal government that recognizes SAA as the highest organization of Australian non-governmental standards bodies. In the memorandum, it was pointed out that the development of standards was consistent with the requirements of the WTO, and that there was an agreement that there was no need to develop new Australian standards when appropriate international standards existed.
The Australian standard begins with "AS" and the joint standard between Australia and New Zealand is AS / NZS 'standard. Australia's standards and the standards of New Zealand are basically consistent with the IEC (33.3% of the current Australian standards are fully consistent with national standards), there are some national differences, such as due to geographical location, some product standards (such as fans) required According to the tropical climate to consider.
SAA certificates can be issued by the state:
1. Queensland: Q051123
2. Western Australia: W2015
3. Victoria: V99, V05212
4. New South Wales: NSW22736, N19022
5. South Australia: S1, S442
6. Tasmania: T05123
7. Australian Capital Territory: A050
Of which only Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales three states to accept foreign applications.