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


If you don't have a Standards Australia account, you will need to register for an account.

Select 'Register' at the top of the page. You will be redirected to create a Standards Australia public account. Complete the online form to create an account and return to

Log in

If you aren't already logged into a Standards Australia application, you will need to log in. If you are a Standards Australia committee member, please click "Login as Committee Member". If you aren't on a Standards Australia committee, please click "Login as Public Member". You will be redirected to the single sign on page. Enter your registered email address and password. Click on 'Sign On'.

Find a draft

Find a draft open for comment by:

  • Navigating through categories that interest you under the "Browse by subject" heading towards the bottom of the page

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

  • Selecting from frequently viewed drafts under the "Most Popular Drafts" heading towards the bottom of the page

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.

You can toggle between viewing the draft by section, or viewing the entire draft on a single page. 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.

You can print any content on this website (including draft standards or handbooks), using your normal browser's print functionality (shortcut: select Ctrl+P). You are only permitted to use such contents for the purpose of providing public comments to Standards Australia. You must not otherwise copy, reproduce or distribute the materials unless permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).


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

  • 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 by clicking the "Report comment" hyperlink next to the comment

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 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

You have the option to attach supporting documentation to your comment. If you have more than one file to attach, please compile your documents within a zip file before uploading it. The file types supported are .pdf, .bmp , .zip , .xml , .gif , .html ,.jpeg , .xls and .xlsx , .ppt and .pps , .mpp , .vsd , .doc and .docx , .png , .eps , .rtf , .tif , .txt, with a max file size of 10MB.

Your comments

The My Comments section allows you to monitor and manage all of 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 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.

  • You can subscribe to a specific industry by selectinf the sector you are interested in on the home page and clicking "Subscribe"

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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