Weights and Measures Act 1987

  • not the latest version
  • This version was replaced on 26 April 2017 to make a correction to section 40(1) under section 25(1)(c) and (j)(iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.
15A Weighing and measuring of goods sold by retail


This section applies if a person offers or exposes goods for retail sale by weight or measure.


If the goods are not prepackaged when offered or exposed for sale, the person must ensure that the goods are weighed or measured, by or in the presence of the purchaser, in accordance with subsection (4).


If the goods are prepackaged and weighed or measured at the premises or place where they are offered or exposed for sale before they are offered or exposed for sale, the person must, at the request of the purchaser, weigh or measure the goods in the presence of the purchaser in accordance with subsection (4).


For the purposes of subsections (2) and (3), the goods must be weighed or measured—


before or at the time of sale; and


using a weighing or measuring instrument that is situated where the purchaser can easily see that instrument, any necessary weights or measures, and the recorded or indicated weight or measurement of the goods.


A person who contravenes this section commits an offence.

Section 15A: inserted, on 18 December 2013, by section 11 of the Weights and Measures Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 145).