The Asset Management Sector relies on Australian Standards to ensure the safety and operability of the built environment for the general public.   These standards are compulsory and becoming increasingly expensive and the restrictions on accessibility are increasing.  These standards are constantly being revised so new versions are required. Some standards are mandated by legislation. Many of the people that require these standards are in small organisations or even sole traders that cannot support these overheads.

Petition EN4101 Free or affordable access to Australian Standards Request: We therefore ask the House to provide stronger oversight and/or mandates to the organisations controlling access to Australian Standards to make these readily available for free or at a reasonable cost to all people in Australia who require these standards to perform their duties

More information about the petition and how to sign at: e-petitions – Parliament of Australia (

Closing date for signatures: 27 April 2022 10:59 pm (AEST)