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# In what year did Australia change to the metric system?

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14th February 1966 was the date for the conversion of Australia's currency from Pounds, Shillings and Pence, to Dollars and Cents.

The conversion to Metric for units of measurement was completed for most usages during 1974.

The change to Metric measurement conversion was commenced in 1969, and was completed in 1988. The conversion was done slowly because of the cost to many industries, and the need to "tool up" for it.

For example, cars were built with some metric changes in 1974, such as speedometers in both kilometres and miles.
Odometers in these speedos read in kms, but the speedometers read in both kilometres per hour and miles per hour.

By 1976, all newly-manufactured road-going vehicles were required to have speedometers with all metric readings and markings, and older vehicles were encouraged to have their speedometers changed to metric.
There was a roaring trade in speedometer conversions for a few years.

The fasteners used in manufactured items such as motor cars were changed slowly, with many Australian-built items, using a mixture of metric and imperial fasteners from the late 1970's to the mid-1980's.

The WB model Holdens for example (built 1980-1985), were mostly imperial fasteners from the front door pillars back, but the front section from the firewall forward, used metric fasteners.
This mixture of fasteners leads to problems in re-assembly, if care isn't taken, and the thread type must be checked carefully.
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# Why do you have the metric system?

so we can measure your head == Answer == Because it's easier to use. Every unit is divisible by 10. It's designed for used with the decimal point. The last I heard, there

# In what year did America legalise the use of the metric system?

In 1869Congress legalized the use of the metric system. In 1893 the Office of Weights and Measures adopted the metric system in legally defining the yard and the pound.

# In what year did Australia begin to change the metric system?

Australia began metrication in 1970 and the Australian populace was using the metric system in daily life by 1980; full technical metrication of all industries was completed b

# In what year did New Zealand change from imperial to metric measurement?

  New Zealand officially changed to the Metric System on December 14, 1976 when the Weights and Measures Amendment Act became law.

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# Why did Australia change to metric?

  The metric system is a system of weights and measures based on 10. It is much easier to calculate anything in 10's rather than 16's, 12's, 8's, etc.   8 pints in a ga

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# What country recently changed to the metric system?

Jamaica, it has changed to metric system in 1998.
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# Great Britain changing to metric system?

No, Great Britain has used a mixture or metric and imperial for several decades now.  For example, imperial measurements are used in distance (miles) and car speeds are measu
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# Why does Australia use the metric system?

Australia uses the metric system of measurement because it is more practical to use the system used by almost all the rest of the world. This simplifies trade and commerce c

# Does australia use the metric system?

All but USA use metric

# Why did Australia decide to change the metric system?

Australia decided to change to the decimal currency on the 14 Feb 1966. It was easier to count out dollars and cents, than pounds, shillings and pents. The metric system chang
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# Why do Americans not want to change to the metric system?

I take exception to the charge of Exceptionalism. While it  certainly exists, it does not extend as far as our system of  measurement. There is very little case to be made t