EMC Standards and Regulations


EMC standards are developed by industry and government bodies, and are often confused with EMC regulations which are enacted by governments.

EMC standards in Australia and New Zealand are jointly developed by Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand, and are closely related to the European standards.

In recent years, the Australian and New Zealand governments have committed themselves to the implementation of an EMC framework based upon a suite of standards.

To effect compliance with the requirements of the EMC framework, suppliers or manufacturers will need to address all the relevant standards.


The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) is the government body enacting the EMC Directive.