Approval of Electrical Equipment - Victoria


You will require this approval if you intend to sell or supply certain electrical equipment. This approval will certify that the electrical equipment is safe for use. This approval is only mandatory for prescribed electrical equipment that is considered high-risk such as battery chargers, kitchen goods, whitegoods, lamps, socket outlets and plugs. Residual current circuit breakers (RCBO) are prohibited for supply or sale unless they meet the additional testing requirements outlined in the 'Additional Testing and Verification Requirements for RCBO's' document located in resources.

This approval is not compulsory, by law, for non-prescribed equipment to be supplied; however, you can voluntarily apply for this approval. If you intend to supply non-prescribed equipment without approval, it will be your responsibility to ensure the equipment meets minimum safety standards.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, you must:

  • ensure electrical equipment complies with its particular Australian (safety) Standard
  • supply a complete compliant production sample of the equipment
  • provide all the particulars as required by the Agency
  • pay the required fee.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Where a modification to equipment is made once approval is granted, you must ensure that you apply to the authority for modification of approval.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees range between $270.30 and $954.00, please consult the responsible agency for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Electricity Safety Act 1998 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Safety (Equipment) Regulations 2009 Victoria

Application process


Your application must be in writing in the approved form and contain all information as required by the Agency, and be accompanied by the required fee.

Lodgement process


You must lodge a compliant test report from an approved laboratory; a sample of the electrical equipment; installation and operating instructions for the equipment; a component and material list for the equipment; and a circuit diagram of the equipment with your application.

Administering agency

Energy Safe Victoria

Contact details

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