Electrical equipment 'Don't DIY' warning signs - Queensland


If you intend to or already operate a business that sells certain types of electrical equipment to the public in Queensland, you must display 'Don't DIY' warning signs. Penalties apply for not properly displaying 'Don't DIY' signs.

'Don't DIY' warning signs aim to raise awareness that certain types of electrical equipment must only be installed by a licensed electrician.

On a singular item, you must display a sign:

  • as part of the price tag of the item
  • on a label attached to the packaging of the item
  • as part of the packaging of the item
  • on a label attached to the item.

On multiple items, you must display one or more signs in proximity to the point of display of the item. You can use a single sign for a number of different items of particular electrical equipment in the vicinity of the sign, as long as the sign can still be easily seen and read from where each of the items (which require the signage) is displayed.

'Don't DIY' signage applies to both face-to-face and online sales, but generally does not apply to garage sales, jumble sales, fetes - unless a person sells at these events as part of a business.

You can develop your own signage to suit your specific retail environment. However, you must ensure it complies with the requirements of relevant regulations.

Service type

Advisory Material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.


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Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All There are no fees associated with this licence. 'Don't DIY' signs are available free for download from the WorkSafe Queensland website.

Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

Electrical Safety Office

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