Electrical Inspector's Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to inspect electrical installation work. The electrical installation work may be one of respective classes of prescribed electrical installation work or for non-prescribed electrical installation work. The license may also give credibility for a person when assessing electrical installations for safety in addition to inspections carried out to regulatory requirements.

There are four types of inspectors licenses:

  • Class G (low voltage installations)
  • Class H (electrical equipment installed in hazardous areas)
  • Class V (high voltage installations)
  • Class M (fixed electrical equipment in a patient area).

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

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • have the qualifications, experience, competency and proficiency for the relevant class of licence being applied for
  • documentary evidence of competency and examination results (where applicable)
  • pay the relevant fee
  • all applicants must complete the Theory and Practical Assessments currently held by Epic Training Board for the Theory requirements and ESV for the Practical Assessments.

Ongoing requirements

A licensed electrical inspector must not inspect prescribed electrical installation work if he/she was involved with the installation of that work, or if he/she is a registered electrical contractor engaged to carry out the work.

The inspector must sign the certificate of inspection within the certificate of electrical safety certifying that the prescribed electrical installation work carried out, or supervised, by the licensed electrician meets all the requirements of the legislation and regulations.


1 year.



Five year licence, includes a $70 non-refundable application fee. Fees for 2016-17.


Five years. Fees for 2016-17.


Apply Application for Registration for a Licensed Electrical Inspector (G Class) - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
Application for Registration for a Licensed Electrical Inspector (H Class) - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
Application for Registration for a Licensed Electrical Inspector (M Class) - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Application for Registration for a Licensed Electrical Inspector (V Class) - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.



Please lodge your application and accompanying documentation directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Energy Safe Victoria

Act(s) name

Electricity Safety Act 1998 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 2009 (Victoria)

Electricity Safety (Registration & Licensing) Regulations 2010 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Section
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 815 721

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