Registration of Electrical Contractor - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to operate in the electrical contracting business or offer to contract an electrical service. There are 3 types of registration available:

  • Sole Trader
  • Partnership
  • Corporation.

To be accepted for this registration, you must be a technical or business nominee / supervisor or have relevant business and management experience with appropriate qualifications.

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.


You will be exempt from requiring this registration if:
  • you are a company employing licensed electrical contractors on a continuous basis solely for work on your premises site
  • you are a subcontractor for a registered electrical contractor
  • you hold a Disconnect / Reconnect Licence that allows for the undertaking of electrical work
  • you hold an Occupier's Licence that allows for the undertaking of electrical work.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration, you must:

  • hold a current Electricians Licence (A Class) or ensure a member of your partnership or corporation holds such a licence
  • have completed the appropriate qualifications and training
  • have a technical nominee
  • have a business nominee
  • have a minimum of $5 million civil liability insurance
  • submit all the required paperwork
  • pay the relevant fee.

Exemptions may apply. Please refer to the Agency and their website for details.

Ongoing requirements

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

  • certificates of Electrical Safety are issued and completed
  • workers which hold supervisory licences are suitably supervised throughout the course of their duties
  • details of your technical and business nominees and all licensed workers remain current.


Up to 5 years.



Five year registration, includes a $70 application fee. Fees for 2016-17.


Fees for 2016-17.



You must ensure that you submit all the required documentation along with your application form. The required documentation will vary with the type of licence applied for.

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

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

Supporting information


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