Cathodic protection system registration - Queensland


You will require this registration if you intend to operate a cathodic protection system. Cathodic protection systems are complex and you need a consultant or fully trained person in the installation, operation and testing of 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 of 0.25A must be registered.

Service type


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


Some cathodic protection systems are exempt from registration. These include:

  • fishing equipment
  • systems installed on a floating mobile structure
  • some offshore structures or internal surface of an item covered by Australian Standard AS2832.4 Cathodic protection of metals - Internal surfaces.

Eligibility requirements

Please use the contact details for information regarding eligibility requirements.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $326.60 -
Apply Application All $48.35

Administration component of fee paid for an application under item 19 refundable under section 256

Application process


To apply for this licence, you will need to complete the application form, attach the relevant supporting documents and submit it with the appropriate fee. Please see the application form for submission guidelines.


This registration can be transferred

Additional information

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

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

Electrical Safety Office

Office of Industrial Relations

Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 2234
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 1300 362 128
Website: Electrical Safety Office (Opens in new window)