Electrical equipment 'Don't DIY' warning signs - Queensland

Service summary

 If you run a business that sells certain types of electrical equipment to the public in Queensland, from 1 July 2011 you must display 'Don't DIY' warning signs.

This applies to face-to-face as well as online selling but generally does not apply to garage sales, jumble sales, fetes - unless a person sells at these events as part of a business. To give you time to comply with the new signage requirement, selling electrical equipment without the appropriate signs will only attract a fine after 31 December 2011.

Service type

Advisory Material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.

Other resources

Additional information

Download free sample templates of 'Don't DIY' warning signs from Electrical Safety in various sizes in PDF format to help you to comply with the new requirements.

If you prefer, you can have your own signage developed to suit your specific retail environment. However, you must ensure it complies with the requirements of Part 6, Division 8A of the Electrical Safety Regulation 2002.

Administering agency

Electrical Safety Office
Awareness and Engagement Unit

Act(s) name

Electrical Safety Act 2002 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 (Queensland)

Contact details

Electrical Safety Office
Awareness and Engagement Unit


1300 362 128


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