Australian New Zealand Standard AS / NZS 3820:2009 Essential Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment - Victoria


Note that this standard has been updated and you will need to meet the requirements set out in AS/NZS 3820:2020.

You are required to comply with this Standard if you wish to construct electrical equipment. This equipment can be anything from children's toys to medical equipment.

This Standard ensures that the electrical equipment is safe and does not endanger people, animals or property. Equipment that is within the scope of this Standard is designed for use with a supply or output of less than 1000 Volts for alternating current and 1500 Volts for direct current.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Electricity Safety Act 1998 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Safety (Equipment) Regulations 2009 Victoria

Administering agency

Energy Safe Victoria

Contact details

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Energy Safe Victoria

Operating address: Level 5
4 Riverside Quay
Southbank, Victoria 3006
Mailing address: PO BOX 262
Collins Street West, Victoria 8007
Website: Energy Safe Victoria (Opens in new window)