• How-to guides


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

  • Checklist for generating barcodes

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

  • 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.

  • Scanning GS1 DataBar barcodes

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

  • 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.

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    How to create a barcode

    This video demonstrates how to format Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) using a Check digit calculator.

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