Certificate of Approval / Certificate of Suitability - Electrical Equipment - New South Wales

Description

You will require approval for certain declared electrical equipment if you operate as an individual, wholesaler, manufacturer or distributor of Australian or imported electrical equipment. This approval generally applies to domestic appliances to ensure they meet quality, safety and compliance standards prior to being sold.

If your electrical article is in a class that does not require the mandatory Certificate of Approval, you may obtain a Certificate of Suitability. This certificate provides evidence that your article complies with safety standards. This certificate might be required from buyers / retailers you are supplying to, but is not mandatory.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • provide a colour photographs
  • evidence of your qualifications
  • pay any required fees
  • fill out the required forms.

If you are applying as a representative for an organisation, you will also need to provide a letter of authorisation. Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Duration

5 years.

Expiry

5 year anniversary of approval being granted.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $476.00

Fee for approval of category 1 articles.

Apply Application All $949.00 Fee for approval of category 2 articles.
General Miscellaneous All -

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Renew Renewal All $476.00 Fee for extension or renewal of approval.
Vary Variation All $357.00 -

Other resources

Act(s) name

Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Electricity (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2015 NSW

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

NSW Fair Trading

Contact details

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

Enquiries (Electrical Articles), Energy and Utilities Unit

NSW Fair Trading

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

Mailing address: P O Box 972
Parramatta
New South Wales 2124
Phone: 02 9895 0722
Email: energyapprovals@services.nsw.gov.au
Website: NSW Fair Trading (Opens in new window)