Electrical Safety Regulation 2002 - Queensland


Object or Purpose of this legislative Instrument:

To ensure the electrical safety of electrical contractors, electrical workers, other workers, consumers and the general public; and enhance consumer protection in relation to electrical work and the safe supply of electricity to customers.

Scope of this legislative Instrument:

The Regulation provides for the issue of licences and permits to electrical workers and contractors and sets out the criteria for applicants and the fees payable.

It also prescribes the requirements for the approved clearance and exclusion zones of electric lines and works and the performance of electrical work.

Electrical Worker includes an:

  • electrical fitter
  • electrical jointer
  • electrical linesperson
  • electrical mechanic
  • engineering tradesperson (electrical)
  • restricted electrical

The Regulator is the Director-General of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (under the Electrical Safety Act 2002)

The following Guides or Booklets are available:

A range of information is available from the Electrical Safety Office website (www.electricalsafety.qld.gov.au).


Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional Information


For legislation and regulation information, visit https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au(Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Electrical Safety Office

Electrical Equipment Safety and Licensing

Contact details

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

Electrical Equipment Safety

Phone: 1300 362 128
Email: equipmentsafety@justice.qld.gov.au