Supervised Worker's Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require one of these licences if you intend to carry out any type electrical installation work and do not hold an Electrician's Licence. A Supervised Worker's Licence entitles the holder (in accordance with any further conditions on the licence) to carry out all electrical installation work in Victoria under the effective supervision of a licensed electrician

If you intend to contract, or offer to contract, to carry out electrical installation work, you must also be registered as an electrical contractor.

As of 2010, Electrician (Supervised) Worker's Licenses (ES License) and Occupiers Licences have been abolished. Individuals who currently hold either licence may still be eligible for renewal.

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

You must meet all the prerequisites for each criteria described in detail on the Agency's website.

You will need to meet the standard of qualifications, proficiency and experience in electrical installation work or is at least of an equivalent standard to that described in detail on the Agency's website and submit all the relevant documentation.

Ongoing requirements

It is an ongoing requirement of this licence that you comply with any conditions or obligations issued by the Agency.

It is also your responsibility to certify that the electrical installation work is completed in accordance with the Australian New Zealand Wiring Rules and any other relevant standards, that testing is completed in accordance with the legislation, regulations and Wiring Rules, and that the relevant certificate of compliance within certificates of electrical safety is signed.


3 years.



Fees for 2016-17.

Application$70.00Fees for 2016-17.

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

Supporting information


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