Check digit calculator
The check digit is calculated from all the other numbers in the barcode and ensures the integrity of your barcode number.
A check digit is a calculated one-digit number used to ensure data integrity. The check digit is the last digit of a barcode number.
Simply enter the ID number and the check digit calculator will calculate the last digit for you.
For more information about using and downloading the check digit calculator see our fact sheet.
Watch this short video to learn about the use of the check digit calculator and how to create a barcode.
GS1 Identification Numbers
If you would like to calculate your own check digit, or build your own calculator, here's the formula
The GTIN-8 field does not allow for check digits to be calculated for any numbers in an 8 digit format beginning with zero that have been allocated from GS1 US. Please contact GS1 Australia for further assistance.
If you require more than one calculation and need to save or transfer these Identification Numbers, download the check digit calculator application. Please be aware that this application is not compatible with Apple computers.
Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)