AS 3820:1998 Essential Safety Requirements for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment - Australian Capital Territory


You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to manufacture low voltage electrical equipment. The standard specifies a set of criteria for the safety of electrical equipment for use by electrical regulators in relation to products for which regulatory approval before sale is not required (non-declared articles). This standard is intended to be consistent with the criteria of the European Union low voltage directive.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Electricity Safety Act 1971 ACT

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate

Planning and Land Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Licensing Unit

Planning and Land Authority

Environment and Planning Directorate

Operating address: Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 1923
Fax: 02 6207 1925