This section answers some frequently asked questions and provides a help guide for using the Standards Australia Public Comment site.


Select register at the top of the page and follow the on-screen instructions.

Log in

Once you have registered, you will receive a default password by email. You can edit your password on the My Profile page at any time.

Find a draft

Find a draft open for comment by:

  • Navigating through categories that interest you under the "Browse by subject" heading

  • Using the search bar to search by keyword, designation, title or committee

  • Selecting from frequently viewed drafts under the "Most Popular Drafts" heading

Navigating through drafts

The "Table of Contents" allows you to select which section you want to read, comment on or refer back to at any time. Each section allows you to select the previous section and the next section of the draft, enabling you to comment specifically on particular parts of the document.

Making comments

Each draft is organised so you can comment on specific sections.

  • You may comment on any content in the draft, including titles

  • The comments submitted are visible to other users of the Standards Australia Public Comment site

  • Comments you save or submit are governed by the Applications - Conditions of Use

  • If you have any concerns with another comment, please report it

Submitting a comment

  • Text boxes have a capacity of 2000 characters

  • Formatting tools allow you to use bold, italics, underline, symbols and bullet points. If you do not have JavaScript enabled or prefer using plain text you can opt to disable the enhanced inputs option

  • You have the option to either submit the comment straight away or save for later

  • "Comment on behalf of" relates to whether you are commenting on behalf of your organisation, committee, company, etc.

"Comment type" requires you to verify the nature of your comment:

  • General - Comment on the document as a whole, using the current section as a starting point or as an example

  • Editorial - Comment on spelling, grammar, punctuation or layout that does not affect the application of the document

  • Technical - Comments which have practical implications on the application of the document

Your comments

The My Comments section allows you to monitor and manage all the comments you have submitted or saved.

Sharing comments

You can share your comments to draft standards either by sending them an email, via Facebook or by Twitter direct from this website.

My Profile

This section allows you to update information about yourself, change your password, view your subscriptions, and manage your email preferences.

The "Email preferences" section allows you to update which notifications and reminders you would like to receive and other general preferences

In the "Subscriptions" section:

You can receive notifications when a new draft is open for public comment within an industry sector.

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Standards Australia

Standards Australia and the relevant technical committee members review all comments and proposed changes. Unfortunately it is not possible to provide individual feedback on your input, however every comment submitted is considered to improve the final published standard.

Standards Australia may contact you for further clarification on comments and/or proposed changes submitted. Please see our Applications - Conditions of Use for further information.

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