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Step 2: show your product complies

You must show your product complies with our rules.

Depending on your product, you can show it complies through testing or certain documents.

What products need testing?

Most products need testing to show they comply with our rules.

We assess the risk of supplying products that do not comply with our rules.

Your labelling notice sets out the risk level for your product.

Generally it is true that for a:

Check your labelling notice for whether your product needs testing.

You do not have to test certain low-risk products.

Even if you do not have to test your product, make sure it complies with our rules. Keep documents that show your product complies. For example: documents from the manufacturer that describe your product's performance.

If your product changes in any way after testing, have it retested. The change might stop your product complying with our rules.

How to test your product

To test your product, arrange a time with a tester.

You can expect to pay a fee for testing your product.

Check your labelling notice for whether to contact a:

A tester will give you a test report with the results.

If you want to export your product to another country, check whether a mutual recognition arrangement applies to your situation.

Testers

A tester tests your product to check whether it complies with our rules.

Check your labelling notice for what type of tester to use.

It is up to you to find and choose a tester. We cannot recommend one to you. 

A testing body is a laboratory that can test to our technical standards.

An accredited testing body is a laboratory that meets set quality levels from:

NATA regularly reassesses testing bodies. Through NATA, you can find:

  • accredited testing bodies (in Australia and overseas)
  • NATA MRA partners

A certification body can give a statement to say whether certain telecommunications products comply with our rules.

Certification bodies can help when:

  • testing bodies are not available
  • you need to show extra proof that your product complies with our rules

JAS-ANZ decides whether a person or organisation is a certification body.

Through JAS-ANZ, you can:

  • find certification bodies
  • find the rules for certification bodies
  • apply to become a certification body

Mutual recognition arrangements

There are mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs) between Australia and certain countries.

The countries agree to accept test reports and certificates from conformity assessment bodies (CABs).

This means you can test your product just once before exporting it.

MRAs that might apply to your situation include the:

  • Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications Working Group Mutual Recognition Arrangement (APECTEL MRA) between Australia and Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation countries
  • Australia–Singapore Mutual Recognition Agreement on Conformity Assessment (Singapore-MRA) between Australia and Singapore
  • Chinese Taipei Electromagnetic Energy Mutual Recognition Arrangement (EME MRA) between Australia and Chinese Taipei
  • European Community Mutual Recognition Agreement (EC-MRA) between Australia and Europe
  • European Economic Area (EEA) European Free Trade Association MRA (EFTA MRA) between Australia and EEA countries, plus Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway
  • Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA) between Australia and New Zealand

If an MRA applies to your situation, contact a CAB to test your product.

Conformity assessment bodies

Conformity assessment bodies (CABs) are accredited testing bodies for Australia and countries with a mutual recognition arrangement (MRA).

We have a list of CABS under the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications Working Group Mutual Recognition Arrangement (APECTEL MRA).

CABs must be accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) or a NATA MRA partner.

CABs under the APECTEL MRA

These CABs can test to overseas standards.

List of Australian CABS

Australian conformity assessment body Contact details Accredited economy Identifier
EMC Technologies (Melbourne

176 Harrick Road
Keilor Park VIC 3042
Telephone: +61 3 9335 3333

Canada
Chinese Taipei
Japan
Singapore
USA

AU0001

EMC Technologies (Sydney)

3/87 Station Road
Seven Hills NSW 2147
Telephone: +61 2 9624 2777

Canada
Chinese Taipei
Japan
Singapore
USA

AU0002

Austest Laboratories (Sydney)

2/9 Packard Avenue
Castle Hill NSW 2154
Telephone: +61 2 9882 6500

Canada

USA

AU0003

EMC Bayswater (Melbourne)

18/88 Merrindale Drive
Croydon South VIC 3136
Telephone: +61 3 9761 5888

Canada

USA

AU0004
EMC Services

12/8 Tilley Lane
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
Telephone: +61 2 9975 4555

USA AU0005

 

A list of overseas CABs

Overseas conformity assessment body

Designated authority Designation code

Avaya BVW EMC Laboratory
250 Sidney Street
Belleville, Ontario
Canada

Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada

CA4210

Celltech Labs Inc.
21-364 Lougheed Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 7R8
Canada

Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada

CA3874

CRIQ (Centre de recherche industrielle du Quebec)
1201, Boulevard Crémazie Est, Bureau 1.210
Montréal, QC, H2M 0A6
Canada

Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada

CA7443

CSA Group - Toronto
178 Rexdale Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario, M9W 1R3
Canada

Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada

CA4336

Electronics Test Centre (Ottawa)
302 Legget Dr, Unit 100
Ottawa, Canada
K2K 1Y5

Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada

CA0002

LabTest Cerification Inc
3128, 20800 Westminster HWY
Richmond B.C. V6V 2W3
Canada

Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada

CA5970

Laboratoire d'essaies CEM Inc
1490-D rue Nobel
Bourcherville, Quebec L4B 5H3
Canada

Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada

CA0989

Matrox Conformity Group
1055 Boulevard St-Regis
Dorval QC H9P2T4
Canada

Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada

CA3617

National Technical Systems Canada Inc.
1490-D rue Nobel
Boucherville, Quebec
J4B 5H3 Canada

Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada

CA1111

Nemko Canada Inc
303 River Road
Ottawa, ON, K1V 1H2
Canada

Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA2040

TUV SUD Canada
11 Gordon Collins Dr.
Gormley, Ontario, LOH 1GO
Canada
2972 Joseph-A-Bombardier St Laval
QC H7P 6E3
Canada

Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA6844
QAI Laboratories Ltd
3980 North Fraser Way Burnaby
British Columbia, Canada, V5J 5K5
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA9543

TUV SUD Canada, Inc (Ottawa)
1280 Teron Road
Ottawa, Ontario K2K 2C1
Canada

Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA4180

A Test Lab Techno Corp
No. 140-1, Changan Street
Bade District
Taoyuan City 33465
Taiwan (ROC)

National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei

TW1330

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (Hong Kong) Limited
Taoyuan Branch Lin Kou Laboratory
No. 81-1, Lu Liao Keng, 9th Ling, Wu Lung Tsuen
Chiung Lin Hsiang Hsin Chu Hsien
Chinese Taipei

National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei

TW2021

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (Hong Kong) Limited
Taoyuan Branch Hsin Chu Laboratory
E-2, No 1, Li Hsin 1st Road, Hsinchu Science Park
Hsinchu City, Taiwan (ROC)

National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei

TW2022

Cerpass Technology Corporation Test Laboratory
No. 10, Lane 2, Lianfu Street, Luzhu District
Taoyuan City 33848, Taiwan (ROC)

National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei

TW1439

DEKRA testing and certification Co. LTD
No 75-2, 3rd Lin, WangYe Keng
Yonghxing Tsuen, Qionglin Shiang
Hsinchu County 307
Taiwan (ROC)

National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei

TW3024

DEKRA testing and certification Co. LTD Lin Kou Laboratory
No 5-22, Ruishukeng, Linkou Dist
New Taipei City 24451
Taiwan (ROC)

National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei

TW3023

Taiwan Testing and Certification Center Communications Laboratory
No. 8, Lane 29, Wenming Rod., Guishan Dist.,
Taoyian City 33383
Taiwan (ROC)

National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei

TW0674
Interocean EMC Technology Corp.
No.5-2, Lin 1, Tin-Fu, Lin-kou Dist.,
New Taipei City 244
Taiwan (ROC)

National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei

TW1113

Intertek Testing Services Taiwan Ltd Hsinchu Laboratory
No. 11, Lane 275, Ko-Nan 1st Street
Chia-Tung Li, Shiang Shan District
Hsinchu City 300
Chinese Taipei

Directorate General of Telecommunications Chinese Taipei

TW0597

Perfectlink International Corp
4F, No 16-1, Sec 2, Zhongyang S Rd
Beitou Dist, Taipei City 112
Taiwan (ROC)

National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei

TW2414

SGS Taiwan Ltd. Central RF Lab

No.134, Wu Kung Road, New Taipei Industrial Park, Wuku

District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 24803

National Communications Commission (NCC) |Chinese Taipei

TW3702

Spectrum Research & Testing Lab, Inc
No 167, Ln 780, Shan-Tong Rd
Ling 8, Shan-Tong Li, Chung-Li Dist
Taoyuan City 320
Taiwan (ROC)

National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei

TW1016

TUV SUD PSB Pte Ltd
1 Science Park Drive
Singapore 118221

Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) Singapore

SGAP01

UL International-Singapore
20 Kian Teck Lane
Singapore 627854

Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) Singapore

SGAP07

Atlas Compliance & Engineering, Inc
1792 Little Orchard Street
San Jose, CA 95125 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA

US0089

Bay Area Compliance Laboratories, Corp. (BACL)
1274 Anvilwood Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94809 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA

US0057

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc.
775 Montague Expressway
Milpitas, CA 95035 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA

US0160

CKC Laboratories, Inc.
5046 Sierra Pines Drive
Mariposa, CA 95338 USA

Satellite locations:
110 North Olinda Place,
Brea, CA 92823
22116 23rd Drive S.E.
Suite A, Bothell, WA 98021
1120 Fulton Place,
Fremont, CA 94539             

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA

US0103

Compatible Electronics, Inc.
1050 Lawrence Drive
Newbury Park, CA 91320 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA

US0066

Compatible Electronics, Inc.
114 Olinda Drive
Brea, CA 92823 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0135

Compatible Electronics, Inc.
20621 Pascal Way
Lake Forest/Silverado, CA 92630 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0145

Compliance Worldwide, Inc.
357 Main Street
Sandown, NH 03873 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0132

Core Compliance Testing Services, LLC
79 River Road (Route 3A)
Hudson, NH 03051 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0178

DNB Engineering, Inc.
1100 E Chalk Creek Road
Coalville, UT 84017 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0090

Electro Magnetic Test, Inc.
1547 Plymouth Street
Mountain View, CA 94043 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0036
Element Materials Technology Portland - Hillsboro Evergreen
6775 NE Evergreen Parkway,
Suite 400
Hillsboro, OR 97124 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0017
Element Materials Technology Seattle - Bothell 120th
19201 120th Avenue, NE,
Suite 104
Bothell, WA 98011 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0157
Element Materials Technology Irvine
41 Tesla Avenue
Irvine, CA 92618 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0158
Element Materials Technology Minneapolis - Brooklyn Park
9349 W. Broadway Avenue
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0175
Element Materials Technology Dallas - Plano
3801 E. Plano Parkway
Suite 150
Plano, TX 75074 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0191
Elite Electronic Engineering, Inc.
1516 Centre Circle
Downers Grove, IL 60515
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0107
Eurofins MET Laboratories, Inc.
13501 McCallen Pass,
Austin, TX 78753 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0004

Extron Electronics
1001 E. Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92805 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0190

Global Testing Laboratories
3029 E. Gov. John Sevier Hwy.
Knoxville, TN 37914-6424 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0167

HP Inc. Fort Collins Hardware Test Center
3390 East Harmony Road
Fort Collins CO 80528 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0011

Hyundai C-Tech, Inc. dba HCT America, Inc.
1726 Ringwood Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0198

MiCOM Labs
575 Boulder Court
Pleasanton, CA 94566 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0159

National Technical Systems (NTS)
1701 E. Plano Parkway, Suite 150
Plano, TX 75074 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0054
National Technical Systems
41039 Boyce Road
Fremont, California 94538 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0027

Parker Hannifin Chomerics Test Services - Woburn, MA
84 Dragon Court
Woburn, MA 01888-4014 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0068

Professional Testing (EMI), Inc.
1601 N. A.W. Grimes Boulevard
Suite B
Round Rock, TX 78665 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0123

RF Exposure Lab, LLC
802 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road
Suite 105
San Marcos CA 92069 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0194

Rhein Tech Laboratories, Inc.
360 Herndon Parkway
Suite 1400
Herndon, VA 20170-4824 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0079

SGS North America, Inc.
620 Old Peachtree Road
Suite 100
Suwanee, GA 30024 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0186

TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
1279 Quarry Lane, Suite A
Pleasanton, CA 94566 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0185

TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
710 Resende Road, Building 199
Webster, NY 14580 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0192

TUV SUD America, Inc.
5945 Cabot Parkway
Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30005 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0201

TUV SUD America, Inc.
141 14th Street NW
New Brighton, MN 55112 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0080

UL LLC
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062-2096 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0065

UL LLC
12 Laboratory Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0067

UL Verification Services Inc.
47173 Benicia Street
Fremont, CA 94538 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0104

Vista Laboratories, Inc.
1261 Puerta Del Sol
San Clemente, CA 92673 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0202

 

APECTEL MRA Technical regulations for Australia

Technical regulations on equipment are set by us on behalf of Australia under Phase I of the APECTEL MRA on Conformity Assessment.

Australia does not participate in Phase II of the APECTEL MRA and we don't require certification or approval under its regulatory arrangements.

Telecommunications

Our technical requirements for telecommunications customer equipment and customer cabling are listed on the Telecommunications standards page.

Radiocommunications

Our technical requirements for radiocommunications devices are listed on the Radiocommunications standards page.

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

Our recognition of conformity assessment bodies for the purposes of EMC under the APECTEL MRA only extends to bodies testing to EMC standards that are directly relevant to telecommunications equipment and appear in the list of ACMA-mandated EMC standards. 

Currently the relevant recognised standards are those mandated standards listed at Serial 3, Serial 7 and Serial 54 on Part 2 of the EMC standards page.

Important Notes:

(1) Manufacturers and importers must use accredited test reports for equipment deemed by AS/NZS CISPR 11 to be ISM Group 2 supplied into Australia. This is the only standard for which there are accredited testing requirements under our EMC regulatory arrangements.

(2) The 900 MHz ISM band within Australia is 915–928 MHz. 900 MHz ISM devices working outside of this range cannot be operated in Australia (that is, ISM devices that use the frequencies 902–915 MHz are not authorised for use within Australia).    

(3) Using the frequency range 902–915 MHz would interfere with Australian mobile telephone networks. Severe criminal penalties, including fines of up to $255,000, exist under the Radiocommunications Act 1992 for interfering with radiocommunications services.

Electromagnetic Energy (EME)

Our technical requirements for EME for telecommunications equipment as specified in the APECTEL MRA include certain mobile and portable radiocommunications transmitters supplied with an integral antenna. These devices must operate on a frequency between 100 kHz and 300 GHz.

Equipment must comply with the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation - Human Exposure) Standard 2014 (the Human Exposure Standard). Testing must be conducted in accordance with the methodologies prescribed in the Human Exposure Standard and the limits defined by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) in the Radiation Protection Standard for Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields – 3kHz to 300 GHz (2002) (the ARPANSA Standard).   

 

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