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EMC standards

The electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) regulatory arrangements incorporate listed standards as mandatory standards under section 162 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

EMC Standards list

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Selecting the applicable EMC standard

The EMC standards list provides all current applicable EMC standards. The table groups the standards by equipment type. All products covered by the EMC regulatory arrangements must comply with an applicable technical standard.

Further instructions on How to use the EMC standards list have been developed for clarification.

Expiry date and transition periods

Unless otherwise stated, the expiry date for the listed AS/NZS EMC standards, is two years after the date a new version is published. During this two year transition period, compliance may be established to either the old or the new version of the standard. After the two year period, compliance must be established to the new version. Information about AS/NZS standards is available on the Standards Australia website. 

Unless otherwise stated, the expiry date for listed EN, CISPR and IEC standards, is taken to be the expiry date published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

Continued supply of a product compliant to an expired standard (grandfathering)

A supplier may continue to supply a product that has been tested to an expired industry standard, provided that standard was in effect at the time of signing the Declaration of Conformity. A supplier is not required to re-test the product to the amended or replacement standard.

However, these arrangements do not apply if at least one of the following occurs:

  • the product is subsequently modified—the product may need to be re-tested in part or in full to the replacement standard, depending on the modification
  • continued supply of the product/s would have an adverse effect on safety, or on the integrity of a telecommunications network or facility
  • a radiocommunications product is compliant with the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2015 (the LIPD class licence), and the LIPD class licence includes provisions that do not allow for grandfathering to occur (for example, wireless microphones).


Conduct the appropriate testing (if required) 

Last updated: 30 August 2019