How-to guides

Browse GS1 Australia’s how-to guides for step-by-step help about barcodes and other GS1 services.

Smart Media Image Naming Tool

Find out about the correct naming convention to upload your image.

Checklist for generating barcodes

To avoid common issues and errors when generating and printing barcodes, use this checklist.

How to join GS1

Joining is easy and only takes a few minutes.

Scanning GS1 DataBar barcodes

Find out how to prepare your business for scanning GS1 DataBar barcodes.

Creating and printing barcodes

Ensure your barcode complies with specifications and is printed properly, so it scans correctly at every point in the supply chain.

Barcode testing checklist

To get the best results from our Barcode Check service, read this checklist before submitting items for testing.

10 Steps to GS1 Barcode Implementation

Learn more about the basic steps needed to begin using barcodes in your business from GS1 company prefix, printing, placement, size and colours. 

Implementing GS1 DataBar

Before you commence implementing GS1 DataBar, read these guidelines which provide 4 simple steps for you to follow.

National Product Catalogue User Guide - Cookbook

The National Product Catalogue Cookbook has been developed for all Publishers loading and maintaining data in National Product Catalogue. The Cookbook provides you with information to assist you to better understand the system and the tasks and data needed to meet your industry's requirements.

Cancel GS1 membership

Before you cancel your membership with GS1 Australia, there are a few things you need to consider.

How to create a barcode

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