Application to register a registrable cathodic protection system - Queensland


You need this authority to operate a registrable cathodic protection system.

All cathodic protection systems must be tested - even those that are not required to be registered.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Interference mitigation must be effected to the satisfaction of the Electrical Safety Office and there must be compliance with the prescribed electrical limits.


The registration of a registrable system remains in effect for 5 years, unless it is cancelled earlier.

Application process

You can apply for this registration by submitting a completed `Application to Register a Registrable Cathodic Protection System' to the Electrical Safety Office.

You must supply the following information if required:

  • a list of all points where tests were carried out, their location and change in potential of foreign structures resulting from operation of the system
  • information concerning systems operating in water or a marine environment required by the Department.

Details of information required is available on the application form.

Transfer process

This authority can be transferred. You must accept conditions as stated on the initial application.
Further information is available from the Electrical Safety Office.

Additional information

An owner of a registered system whose name or address changes must give written notice of the change to the Department within 30 days of the change.

The applicable standard for cathodic protection, AS 2832 series (Cathodic protection of metals) must be adhered to in the systems design and installation.

Application forms and further information are available from the Electrical Safety Office website.


Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

Electrical Safety Office

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Electrical Equipment Safety and Licensing

Electrical Safety Office

Office of Industrial Relations

Phone: 1300 362 128
Website: Electrical Safety (Opens in new window)