Electrical equipment safety system (EESS) responsible supplier registration - Queensland


You will need to be registered as a responsible supplier to import, manufacture or sell in-scope electrical equipment.

The term 'in-scope' is defined as electrical equipment, that is:

  • rated at a voltage greater than 50V AC RMS or 120V ripple-free DC
  • rated at a voltage less than 1000V AC RMS or 1500V ripple-free DC
  • designed or marketed as suitable for household, personal or similar use.

This registration is needed regardless of whether the equipment is designed or marketed for commercial, industrial or residential use.

The EESS stipulates three levels of equipment types with different registration and certification requirements for each level, based upon the assessed risk of that equipment type. The EESS has a registration database for responsible supplier registration and equipment registrations, and also has a public search facility for certain information relating to household electrical equipment.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You require an appropriately accredited compliance test report to the relevant Australian Standard.

Manufacturers, importers, sellers, retailers, wholesalers, internet sellers, auction or market sellers are required to ensure the products they supply are electrically safe and meet the relevant standards. Sellers of new in-scope electrical equipment must also ensure that their products are linked to a registered responsible supplier.


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View a full list of electrical and work health and safety fees here.


This registration cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

Electrical Safety Office

Contact details

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