Electrical Inspector's Licence - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to inspect electrical installation work. The electrical installation work may be one of respective classes of prescribed electrical installation work or for non-prescribed electrical installation work. The licence may also give credibility to a person when assessing electrical installations for safety, in addition to inspections carried out to regulatory requirements.

There are four types of inspectors licences:

  • Class G (low voltage installations)
  • Class H (electrical equipment installed in hazardous areas)
  • Class V (high voltage installations)
  • Class M (fixed electrical equipment in a patient area).

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 licence, you must:

  • have the qualifications, experience, competency and proficiency for the relevant class of licence being applied for
  • documentary evidence of competency and examination results (where applicable)
  • pay the relevant fee
  • all applicants must complete the theory and practical assessments.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

A licensed electrical inspector must not inspect prescribed electrical installation work if he/she was involved with the installation of that work, or if they are a registered electrical contractor engaged to carry out the work.

The inspector must sign the certificate of inspection within the certificate of electrical safety certifying that the prescribed electrical installation work carried out, or supervised, by the licensed electrician meets all the requirements of the legislation and regulations.


One year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $676.10

Five year licence, includes a $70 non-refundable application fee. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $324.70

Renewal for 5 years. Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Electricity Safety Act 1998 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019 Victoria

Electricity Safety (Registration & Licensing) Regulations 2020 Victoria

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application and accompanying documentation directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Energy Safe Victoria

Contact details

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