How can I access Australian Standards online?


From 7 October 2023, i2i has implemented Vitrium, a new digital rights management (DRM) solution. 

Adobe Reader and PDF Exchange are now the only supported programs to read downloaded PDFs.

Action required

If you use Adobe Acrobat Reader to access standards, you must update the settings to view the downloaded standard.

Personal computers

  1. Open Adobe Acrobat
  2. Go to File > Preferences
  3. Go to JavaScript
  4. Unselect 'Enable global object security policy'
  5. Save and attempt to reopen the downloaded standard.

Watch this video or visit the FAQ and troubleshooting page from SAI Global for more information.

See this FAQ for information on how to access standards on ANU Information Commons (IC) computers.


Information about existing content

  • Any documents downloaded in FileOpen will be accessible via FileOpen until December 2023. From 2024, that content will be accessible via Vitrium. Please email electronic.coordinator@anu.edu.au with any questions.

About i2i Essentials Standards

  • i2i Essentials Standards (previously called Standards Online Premium) is provided by SAI Global.
  • It gives online access to the full text of all Australian standards; their international equivalents; withdrawn and superseded standards; document history; and referenced standards.
  • Full-text access is provided for 1 user at a time, but other users may be conducting a search while full-text access is taking place. Users are required to register and authenticate when downloading a document.
  • Please log out and disconnect from the service immediately when you are done. Automatic log-out occurs after 20 minutes of inactivity.


Created date: May 09, 2023

Date of last update: Nov 02, 2023

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