Approval of an Electrical Appliance - Western Australia

Service summary

You may require this approval if you intend to manufacture, sell or hire out an electrical appliance. An electrical appliance is an appliance fitting, wire, or other apparatus or material intended or designed for use in or in connection to any electrical installation.

Certain types of electrical appliance cannot be sold or hired unless they have been approved by the Agency, and stamped and labelled in accordance with the regulations. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 approval you must:

  • provide any samples and information (including drawings, photographs and labels) relating to the electrical appliance as required by the Agency
  • provide a test report from a facility recognised by the Agency setting out the compliance of your appliance with all relevant Standards
  • complete the required application form
  • pay the relevant fees.

Testing of all electrical appliances / equipment must be carried out by appropriately qualified people who have undertaken the necessary training. The Agency may approve an electrical appliance without an examination or test where the appliance has been approved in another State, or by a person or organisation recognised by the Agency as a competent authority.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Fees vary. Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Approval of an Electrical Appliance - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Commerce

Act(s) name

Electricity Act 1945 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Regulations 1947 (Western Australia)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Commerce

Operating address:
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850

Toll Free:

1800 678 198


08 6251 1900


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