Registration of a Cathodic Protection System - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this registration if you wish to operate a cathodic protection system. A cathodic protection system is a system that is designed to use direct electric current to protect metallic structures from corrosion. An example of this is railways.

Cathodic protection systems act to prevent many metallic structures from rusting through use of sacrificial anodes. This may be used on many metallic bodies including:

  • boats
  • railways
  • steel supports.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

An application for registration of a cathodic protection system must:

  • be in writing and include the name and address of the owner of the cathodic protection
  • indicate the proposed operating current of the cathodic protection system
  • be accompanied by a map showing the proposed location of the cathodic protection system, the metallic structure it is intended to protect and all metallic structures likely to be affected by the system and drawings detailing the cathodic protection system
  • pay the relevant registration fee.

Ongoing requirements

Compliance with the current codes and standards of use will be required. Current details of the registration must be maintained on the register.


Ten years, unless revoked sooner.



Systems with an output of up to 250mA. Fees for 2016-17.

Application$336.58Systems with an output over 250mA up to 2 Amperes. Fees for 2016-17.
Application$760.11Systems with an output over 2 Amperes. Fees for 2016-17.



You must submit your application along with all required documentation and the relevant application fee with Energy Safe Victoria.



Your application must be in writing and include details of the following: the name and address of the owner of the system and the name and address of the operator of the system; the proposed operating current for the system; a map showing the proposed location for the system; and drawings and designs of the cathodic protection system. If your system has a total output of more than 250 milliamperes you will also be required to provide a report of all consultation with owners of metallic structures likely to be affected by the system.

Administering agency

Energy Safe Victoria

Act(s) name

Electricity Safety Act 1998 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Safety (Cathodic Protection) Regulations 2009 (Victoria)

Contact details

Energy Safe Victoria

Operating address:
Level 5, Building 2
4 Riverside Quay
Southbank Victoria 3006
Mailing address:
PO Box 262
Collins Street West Victoria 8007


1800 652 563

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