Mandatory standards

The purpose of a mandatory standard is to make particular safety or information features on products compulsory for legal supply of the product into the Australian market. It is an offence to supply goods that do not comply with mandatory standards.

See: About mandatory standards

Current mandatory standards

Aquatic toys

This mandatory standard applies to a range of flotation and aquatic toys.

Baby bath aids

This mandatory standard applies to bath aids designed to support a baby while being bathed.

Baby dummies

This mandatory standard applies to babies dummies that include a teat used to pacify a baby and where the teat is only for sucking, not for obtaining fluid.

Baby walkers

This mandatory standard applies to baby walkers, which support the child to move around before they've learned to walk.

Balloon blowing kits

This mandatory standard applies to kits contain a blow-pipe and a glue-like substance used to make balloons.

Basketball rings & backboards

The mandatory standard covers specific safety marking requirements for basketball rings and backboards.

Bean bags

This mandatory standard applies to bean bags and bean bag covers that have openings through which the filling can be accessed or can escape, and prescribes a labelling requirement for packages containing bean bag filling.

Bicycle helmets

This mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the design, construction, performance and safety marking of bicycle helmets.

Bicycles

The mandatory standard covers design and labelling requirements for child and adult pedal bicycles.

Blinds, curtains and window fittings

This mandatory standard applies to internal blinds, curtains and some window fittings supplied after 30 December 2010.

Bunk beds

This mandatory standard prescribes the requirements for the construction, design and labelling requirements of bunk beds.

Care labelling for clothing & textiles

This mandatory standard specifies the labelling requirements for certain textile products.

Child restraints for use in motor vehicles

The mandatory standard for child restraints covers various requirements for the design, construction, performance, user instructions, marking and packaging of child car restraints.

Cosmetics ingredients labelling

The mandatory standard prescribes the requirements the labelling of cosmetic products.

Disposable cigarette lighters

The mandatory standard prescribes the requirements for child resistance, labelling and testing and performance of disposable lighters.

Elastic luggage straps

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the safety markings and labelling requirements of elastic luggage straps.

Exercise cycles

The mandatory standard for exercise cycles prescribes requirements for construction and design. It also mandates instructions for use of the exercise cycle.

Folding cots

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the design and construction, performance and safety labelling for folding cots.

Hot water bottles

The mandatory standard for hot water bottles prescribes requirements for the design and construction, performance and labelling.

Household cots

This mandatory standard applies to household cots that are new, second-hand, antique, and collectable.

Moveable soccer goals

The mandatory standard prescribes the requirements for the construction testing and labelling of a moveable soccer goals supplied after 31 December 2010.

Nightwear for children

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for safety testing and labelling of children's nightwear and paper patterns for making children's nightwear.

Portable aerosol fire extinguishers

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the design, construction, labelling and performance of portable aerosol fire extinguishers.

Portable non-aerosol fire extinguishers

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for cylinder construction, performance testing and identification colours for fire extinguishers.

Portable ramps for motor vehicles

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the design, construction, performance and labelling of portable motor vehicle ramps with a nominated capacity of up to and including 1.5 tonnes.

Portable swimming pools

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the labelling of portable swimming pools.

Prams & strollers

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the performance testing, design, construction, safety warnings and labels of prams and strollers.

Projectile toys

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the construction and maximum energy of a projectile toy.

Recovery straps for motor vehicles

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the information that must be provided on the packaging, on a label on the strap, a warning and instructions for safe use.

Reduced Fire Risk Cigarettes

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the performance, packaging and marking requirements of reduced fire risk cigarettes.

Self-balancing scooters

This mandatory standard applies to self-balancing scooters.

Sunglasses & fashion spectacles

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for lens categories, construction and labelling of sunglasses and fashion spectacles.

Support stands for vehicles

The mandatory standard prescribes the requirements for the design, construction, safety marking, and packaging requirements of vehicle support stands.

Swimming & flotation aids

The mandatory standard prescribes the labelling requirements for swimming and flotation aids.

Tobacco health warnings

The mandatory standard prescribes the labelling, including explanatory, information, warning messages and graphics and their rotation, for tobacco products.

Toys containing lead & other elements

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the levels of various chemicals that can be found in children's toys and finger paints and their testing.

Toys containing magnets

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the testing, warning labels for packaging, and instructions to prevent serious illness that can result if children swallow hazardous magnets.

Toys for children up to and including 36 months of age

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the design and construction of toys for children up to and including 36 months.

Treadmills

The mandatory standard prescribes labelling requirements for treadmills.

Trolley jacks

The mandatory standard applies to hydraulic trolley jacks designed to raise a part of a vehicle via the vehicle's chassis.

Vehicle jacks

The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the design, construction, performance and provision of instructions for vehicle jacks.