Registration of a Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Product - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to manufacture or sell:

  • Lavatory Equipment;
  • Clothes Washing Machines;
  • Dishwashers;
  • Urinals;
  • Taps; and
  • Showers.

The Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) was developed to conserve water supplies by reducing consumption. The above mentioned products must display a star rating of their water efficiency along with information about the volume of water used by the appliance. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must submit:

  • A completed application, preferably online;
  • Test reports showing compliance with the WELS Standard; and
  • A current WaterMark certificate for showers, toilets, taps, urinals and flow controllers.

If you are not the manufacturer of the product, you must also provide written advice from the manufacturer acknowledging that you may apply for registration. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Registration expires yearly on 22nd January.



Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.



WELS Online Registration System - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Act(s) name

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Operating address:
18 Marcus Clarke Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 858
Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,2601




03 83186700

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