Search for standards

Guide to searching on our new website

There are a few ways to search on our new website.

Search box

The search box is found above the top navigation bar on the right-hand side of each page.

You can search for a Standard by entering the title, keywords, or numbers that you want to search such as '3604' or 'timber building' into the search box and click 'GO' (or just press enter).

Your search results will be displayed. At this stage, you may choose to sort your search results by Relevancy/Modification date (date published)/Standard Number (numerical order). You can refine your search using the 'Refine search results' box. To further refine by keyword, enter them into the box below the title 'Keywords'; you can also refine your results by the 'Publisher' and 'Status'* of the publication by clicking the tick box. Once you have found the product you are looking for, click on it for further information, such as a description about the product, what the product is for, the various product options and their prices, and to add it to your shopping cart.

Search & buy Standards

You can also search using the 'Search & buy Standards' page. Here, again, you can search using keywords and numbers in the search box on the web page.

You can also browse through our catalogue of Standards, handbooks, and other documents. These are listed under ICS (International Classification for Standards) codes. ICS is a convention managed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is a way of classifying Standards into fields, for example, food technology, electrical engineering, or mining and minerals. Click on an ICS code and the results are displayed. Narrow your search by using the sub-categories – you will find these under the 'Refine search results' box.

Online Library customers

Online Library customers, as well as the above searches, can also search within their subscription. While logged in as an Online Library administrator or Read-Only user, you can search within your Online Library Subscription from the Online Library portfolio page. You can also use the search box at the top of the page and select the 'Restrict search to your subscribed products?' tick box in the 'Refine search results' box.

Our new website is set up for display on the most recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 9. If the site is not displaying on your browser, please either request assistance from your IT department, or let us know on 0800 782 632. If you can’t find the Standard or the information you are looking for, please call 0800 782 632 during business hours or email enquiries@standards.govt.nz.

As well as New Zealand and joint Australia/New Zealand standards, we can supply almost all standards published by overseas standards bodies, including ISO, IEC, BSI, and ASTM. To order hard copy and PDFs of all ISO, IEC and BSI standards, enter the standard number or a keyword in the search box below. To order hard copy and PDFs of Australian and other international standards, please call 0800 782 632 between 8am and 5pm or email enquiries@standards.govt.nz.

Use the box below to begin your search. Use a key word or the number of the standard, for example ‘timber buildings’ or ‘3604’ to find NZS 3604:2011 – Timber framed buildings.

Browse for standards

Use the list below to browse our local catalogue of over 3000 New Zealand standards, handbooks and other documents, as well as over 50 000 documents from overseas standards bodies. The catalogue is organised by ICS (International Classification for Standards) codes. ICS is a convention managed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is a way of classifying standards into fields, for example, food technology, electrical engineering, or mining and minerals.

Standards New Zealand is a business unit of Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.