In Australia the guiding document for good practice museums and collections standards is the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries (NSAMG). 
These standards are focused on key areas of activity common to organisations that care for collections and provide collection-based services to the community.

The National Standards have been developed with the aim of supporting Australian museums and galleries in carrying out their day-to-day activities, meeting their responsibilities to their various stakeholders, attracting support, and achieving their other organisational objectives.
They are not enforced in any way, but many museum and collection related programs in Australia use them as a basis for those programs.

In South Australia, the History Trust of South Australia uses the NSAMG as the foundation for its MaC (Museums and Collections) program.