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Australian Standards Online: Getting Started

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If you need help to access Australian Standards, please contact the library by chat, phone, email or Zoom.

Library chat is the blue icon on the bottom right

Phone: 9269 1349


Book a librarian for one-to-one support over Zoom or at a campus library

Library locations and opening hours

If you are using your own device, install FileOpen

If you will be downloading Australian Standards to your own computer, laptop or phone, you will need to install software to open or print Australian Standards due to DRM (Digital Rights Management). SAI Global has provided answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

On Windows, Mac or Linux:

  1. Install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (Note: Adobe may prompt you to create a free Adobe ID with your email address)
  2. Install the free FileOpen plug-in

You can check whether the FileOpen plug-in is installed by opening the Adobe software and clicking on "Help" and "About Third-Party Plug-Ins". (If the plug-in isn't there, try closing and reopening the Adobe software.)

Adobe Acrobat Help menu and About Third-Party Plug-Ins


On an iPadiPhone or Android:

FileOpen icon

Icon by FileOpen Systems

FileOpen FAQ for iPad and iPhone