Electrical safety advice and information - Queensland

Service summary

The aim of this support service is to provide information on electrical safety.

The Electrical Safety Office (ESO) provides:

  • specific information on licences covered by the Electrical Safety Act 2002 and Electrical Safety Regulations 2002,
  • advice on legislation, industry codes of practice and information products put out by the ESO,
  • brochures,
  • telephone, email and face-to-face discussion,
  • advice on how to gain approval certificates for prescribed electrical equipment and how to arrange tests,
  • processing of test reports upon submission of an application; and
  • issuing Certificates of Approval for compliant equipment.

Important Information:

The electrical equipment safety system (EESS) commenced 1 March 2013. Further information is available on the Electrical Safety website.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

No specific eligibility criteria apply.

Publications Details

Publications (including booklets, brochures, codes of practice, fact sheets and guides) relating to electrical safety and licensing can be found on the Electrical Safety website.

Administering agency

Electrical Safety Office
Awareness and Engagement Unit


The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance only.

To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.

The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice, nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained, the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.

To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments, their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon the information.