Commenting on draft standards
Once the content for a standard is written, a draft is made available on our website for public comment
This process is called public comment. All comments submitted during this period (usually 8 weeks) are reviewed by the committee and, if necessary, the standard is modified.
Drafts can be downloaded free from our website. Search for draft standards by entering a keyword, a standard number, or an industry sector (such as electrical) in the search box. Draft standards have ‘DR’ at the beginning of their title for joint Australia/New Zealand drafts, and ‘DZ’ for New Zealand drafts.
Please note, except for EL-002 and QR-012 joint standard drafts released on our website, comments on draft joint standards should be submitted to Standards Australia. To submit comment on draft joint standards, register on the Standards Australia website. Instructions and examples of comment submissions are available here.
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Last updated: 26 February 2021