Australian Standards

An IT application is now required on computers to access the standards to comply with Copyright management.

  • Standards that are downloaded by a one user cannot be shared with other users. The standard is linked to both the user and the machine used for the download
  • Users who wish to access Standards On-line need to register as a user on the standards webpage, and access the Standards through two Citrix Published Applications to allow you to download and view the standards.
  • Registration and access instructions are listed below

Individual User Registration 

All users on SAI Global must have their own individual login using an email and password to access the platform as there are changed specific requirements for how copyright is protected for Standards Australia, ISO and IEC content within Australia.

Click on Australian Standards, and search for the standard you wish to access.  Once you have located the required standard, select:

  • View Document: this standard has already been unlocked and is available for immediate use;
  • Buy: this standard is not currently available at SAI Global and will need to be purchased; or
  • Request Unlock: this standard is available at SAI Global but will need to be purchased.

When you click on View Document, or Request Unlock, you will be prompted to register if you haven't yet, or log in if you have registered before. 


Once you register
you will receive a verification email with your log in details.

Searching for StandardsIf you cannot find your required Standard in a 'Quick Search', please try performing a 'Power Search' instead (both options at the top of the Menu). A 'Power Search' is the best way to locate superseded and withdrawn Standards.

Unlocking Standards Occasionally access to a standard is locked as it is not one that is included in our current subscription so you will have to request it be unlocked for access:

1. In the search results for an unsubscribed document, click on the 'Request Unlock' button

2. The cost of unlocking the standard will be displayed and this cost will be charged to your cost centre, you contact the library if you need help at this point.

3. Complete the 'Your Details' section and click on 'Submit Form' to send notification to the Administrator for unlocking

4. Access to the unlocked document is granted as soon as it is approved and an email notification is sent to the original unlock requester to log back in and view

1. Installing the Required Applications

a. To install the required plugin required to open the standards

You will need to submit a SWARH General Service Request for access to the applications required to open and read the standards.

  • In the Description field copy and paste the following "Australian Standards Search SA and Australian Standards Viewer SA"
  • SWARH will have to install these applications before you can view the standards
  • You only need to do this step once to gain access to the applications

2. Searching Australian Standards

a. Once SWARH have advised that the applications are available to you,  click on Windows Start->Applications-> Australian Standards Search SA to open the Australian Standards webpage

b. Search for the standard you wish to access

c. Unlocked Standards: To view Document you will need to click on the green download button

  • When you click on Download you will be prompted to log in, or register if you haven't registered before

d. To Register (if you have not previously registered)

  • Once you click on 'verify my email' you will receive an email with a verification code, enter this code on the Verification code screen and your login details will be emailed to you.
  • Once you register you will receive a verification email with your log in details.

3. Open and view the Standard

a. Click on Windows Start->Applications->Australian Standards Viewer SA

b. Click on File -> Open

c. Adobe will default to the “Downloads” folder, where the standard will be saved. Click on the pdf version of the standard to view.


4. Accessing Locked Standards

Locked Standards: Request Unlocked:

For standards that require unlocking the standard is available but will need to be purchased by your department. Users should be certain the standard is required prior to requesting. The cost of unlocking the standard will be displayed and this cost will be charged to your cost centre.

Click on "Request Unlocked" and the Unlock Request screen will appear. Enter your name, email address and daytime contact number to facilitate payment for the standard if being puchased by your department.

Once completed, click Submit Form. The account administrator will review your request and if approved, unlock the standard. If you have correctly entered your email address you will receive a confirmation email once the standard has been unlocked

Please contact the library for more information or assistance

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