Registration of a Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Product - Australian Government


You will require this registration if you intend to manufacture or sell:

  • lavatory equipment
  • clothes washing machines
  • dishwashers
  • urinals
  • taps
  • flow controllers
  • showers.

The Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) was developed to conserve water supplies by reducing consumption. The above-mentioned products must display a star rating of their water efficiency along with information about the volume of water used by the appliance.

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 registration, you must submit:

  • a completed application, preferably online
  • test reports showing compliance with the WELS Standard
  • a current WaterMark certificate for showers, toilets, taps, urinals and flow controllers.

Your product will need to meet the relevant Australian Standards relating to product quality, including health and safety.

If you are not the manufacturer of the product, you must also provide written advice from the manufacturer acknowledging that you may apply for registration.


Registration expires annually on the 22nd of January


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader WELS Scheme Product Registration User Manual (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Water Rating

Contact details

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