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Cathodic protection system registration - Queensland


You will need this registration if you intend to operate a cathodic protection system. Cathodic protection systems are complex and will need a consultant or fully trained person to install, operate and test these systems.

Cathodic protection systems are often used with structures like building reinforcement, buried metallic pipeline and cables. Cathodic protection devices protect structures and metalwork from corrosion. They put the metal to be protected by a cathode element in an electric current which encourages corrosion in a less critical or cheaper, anode material.

All cathodic protection systems capable of delivering a current greater than 0.25A must be registered.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

All cathodic protection systems must be tested, even those that are not required to be registered. Testing needs to be done within the first 90 days of installation, and the system must be periodically tested afterwards. These test results must be kept. The cathodic protection system must be operated within specified electrical limits.


5 years


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Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

Electrical Safety Office

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