Standards in State Library Victoria

Guide to Australian manufacturing standards, accounting standards, food code, building code and design rules

American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Standards

What are they?

ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world and is a source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services.

Accessing current issues 

Current  ASTM Standards available from SAI Global through their website. 

Accessing older print-based issues

The State Library collection covers the period 1918–1988 only, and holdings are incomplete. From 1990 onwards only the Index received.

The Index: Annual book of ASTM standards  is held by the Library to 2001.

Print form of older AST Standards 1918–1938; 1946–1976; 1977–1979; 1982, 1985, 1988  are held offsite can be pre-ordered by contacting us.

American Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Standards

What are they?

SAE is a professional organization for mobility engineering professionals in the aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle industries. The Society is a standards development organization for the engineering of powered vehicles of all kinds, including cars, trucks, boats, aircraft, and others.

 Accessing current issues : 

  • current  SAE Standards available to be purchased from SAI Global
  • delivery time is  given on their web pages as is the price of an item, or SAI is able to quote

 Accessing older  print-based issues

The State Library's holdings are: 1936–1986; 1989–1999

The Library holds the S.A.E. handbook (Index to SAE standards) up to 2005.

Online resources