Australia

v. 2.0 – 05/07/17

Serialization Model
  • Serialization
  • No aggregation or verification requirements
  • Blood products only
Governing Body Australian Government Department of Health and Aging
Compliance Date
  • January 1, 2016: Transition Labeling begins
  • January 1, 2017: GS1 Data Matrix encode with GTIN, Lot, Expiry, and Serial Number
  • January 1, 2018: Transition labels cease
  • January 1, 2019: Supply Chain ISBT 128 (fresh blood products) transition marking cease
Randomization Requirements TBD
Registration Requirements Register all GTINS with National Blood Product Catalogue; No Database
Aggregation Requirements No
Fresh Blood Products
  • ISBT 128 Data Matrix
  • DIN
Unit Data Carrier 2D Data Matrix GTIN, Lot, Expiry, and Serial Number provided in a form
Unit HRI 2D Data Matrix GTIN, Lot, Expiry, and Serial Number provided in a form
Intermediate Package Data Carrier GS1 Data Matrix or GS1 – 128 Linear Bar Code encoded with GTIN, Serial Number, Lot, Expiry Date
Intermediate Package HRI GS1 Data Matrix or GS1 – 128 Linear Bar Code encoded with GTIN, Serial Number, Lot, Expiry Date
Logistics Unit Data Carrier SSCC-18
Logistics Unit HRI SSCC-18
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