Australian New Zealand Standard AS / NZS 6400:2005 Water Efficient Products - Rating and Labelling - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to manufacture or supply a product to which the Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme applies (a WELS product). WELS products include:

  • Showers;
  • Dishwashers;
  • Clothes washing machines;
  • Lavatory equipment;
  • Urinal equipment;
  • Tap equipment; and
  • Flow controllers.

These products must be registered for supply as a new product. This standard specifies requirements for the rating of products for water efficiency, and includes the associated registration, labelling and, where applicable, minimum performance requirements. It provides the basis for the star ratings and water consumption and flow displayed on the WELS label.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy
Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Regulator

Act(s) name

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Determination (No.2) 2013 (Australian Government)

Contact details

WELS Enquiries
Department of the Environment and Energy
Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Regulator


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 787
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1800218478

Fax:

02 62742322
wels@environment.gov.au

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