You will require this registration if you intend to manufacture or sell:
- Lavatory Equipment;
- Clothes Washing Machines;
- Taps; and
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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
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.
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005 (Australian Government)
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