Welcome to the Australian Toy Association (ATA) FAQ web page!
The answers to many of the questions you may have about the toy industry can be found here. In some cases, a direct link will take you to the section of this web site that provides the specific answer. Please read this section carefully before submitting a question to us via email. Due to the volume of email we receive, we cannot reply to all questions that appear here.
Q1: We are importing toys that adhere to the EU Safety Standards (or US Standards), will I still have to have the toy tested to the Australian Standards?
Q2: Where can I buy the Australian Standards?
A2: You can buy these from Standards Australia (Ph: 1300 654 646).
Q3: I am a toy manufacturer/importer/distributor (retailer). How can I get information about exhibiting (attending) at the Australian Toy Hobby & Nursery Fair in Melbourne?
A3: Click here to view the website.
Q4: I am an importer based in (name of country) and would like to sell your products in my country OR I am an exporter and would like to sell your products outside Australia.
A4: The ATA is a trade association and does not manufacture any products. See the ATA Member Directory to contact toy manufacturers, etc.
Q5: Where can I get some up to date information regarding industry figures?
Q6: Can I link my website to the ATA website?
A6: The ATA will not accept links with commercial websites.
Q7: I need to have my product tested to the Australian Standards.
A7: See the ATA Product List and search for “Testing Laboratory”.