Accreditation of Providers of Contestable Services - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you intend to undertake works required to enable new or expanded connection to the electrical network. Three levels of accreditation are available:

  • Level 1: Construction of network assets - this accreditation allows for both overhead and underground construction work on both distribution and transmission networks which are located adjacent to a roadway.
  • Level 2: Service work / connection services - this accreditation allows for construction of service lines between the distribution system and the point of connection to the premises and for the installation and energising of metering services.
  • Level 3: Design of network assets - this accreditation allows for the design of transmission and distribution networks, including underground or overhead.

The following are examples of work done on electricity distribution networks that require this accreditation:

  • designing network assets
  • extending or increasing the capacity of the network
  • connecting or disconnecting installations
  • installing and energising service lines
  • installing meters
  • relocating network assets.

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 accreditation you must comply with the requirements for the level of accreditation that you intend to hold. Requirements will include:

  • holding relevant qualifications
  • having demonstrated capability
  • holding specified insurance
  • demonstrating that you have access to equipment appropriate to the level of accreditation
  • having past experience
  • paying the relevant application fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Accreditation remains in force for the specified period (not exceeding 3 years) subject to any suspension or cancellation.



Level 1 Service Provider.


Level 1 Service Provider.

Application$411.00Level 2 Service Provider.
Licence$190.00Level 2 Service Provider.
Application$468.00Level 3 Service Provider.

All Service Provider Levels.


Additional of category to Level 1 Service Provider.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment
Division of Resources and Energy

Act(s) name

Electricity Supply Act 1995 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Supply (Safety and Network Management) Regulation 2014 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Accredited Service Provider Scheme
Department of Planning and Environment
Division of Resources and Energy

Mailing address:
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124


02 9842 8636


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