Accreditation of Providers of Contestable Services - New South Wales


You will need this accreditation if you intend to undertake works required to enable new or expanded connection to the electrical network. Three levels of accreditation are available:

  • Level 1: Construction of network assets - this accreditation allows for both overhead and underground construction work on both distribution and transmission networks which are located adjacent to a roadway.
  • Level 2: Service work / connection services - this accreditation allows for construction of service lines between the distribution system and the point of connection to the premises and for the installation and energising of metering services.
  • Level 3: Design of network assets - this accreditation allows for the design of transmission and distribution networks, including underground or overhead.

The following are examples of work done on electricity distribution networks that need this accreditation:

  • designing network assets
  • extending or increasing the capacity of the network
  • connecting or disconnecting installations
  • installing and energising service lines
  • installing meters
  • relocating network assets.

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 accreditation you must comply with the requirements for the level of accreditation that you intend to hold. Requirements include:

  • holding relevant qualifications
  • having demonstrated capability
  • holding specified insurance
  • demonstrating that you have access to equipment appropriate to the level of accreditation
  • having experience.


Accreditation remains in force for the specified period (not exceeding 3 years) subject to any suspension or cancellation.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Accreditation for a service provider:

  • level 1 - $1979.00
  • level 2 - $411.00
  • level 3 - $468.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $195.00

Registration for a service provider (level 1, 2 or 3). Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All -

Application to regrade:

  • a level 1 service provider - $1580.00
  • a level 2 service provider - $195.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $1624.00

Application for an additional class for a Level 1 Service Provider. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Act(s) name

Electricity Supply Act 1995 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Supply (Safety and Network Management) Regulation 2014 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

NSW Climate and Energy Action

Contact details

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