Electrical Switchgear Workers Licence - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to carry out electrical installation work that is limited to the assembly, alteration, repair and maintenance of switchgear and controlgear assemblies.

Switchgear and controlgear assembly means switching devices together with associated equipment such as internal electrical, mechanical and structural parts. It must be assembled under the responsibility of a manufacturer.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • have completed a four year contract of training as an electrical fitter that has included twelve months experience in carrying out electrical switchgear fitting work
  • hold a Certificate III in Switchgear and Controlgear
  • satisfactorily complete the relevant theory and practical assessment.

To be granted this licence you must meet all the criteria specified by the Agency.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $445.80

Includes a non-refundable $70 application fee (five year licence). Fees for 2024-25

Renew Renewal All $222.90

Renewal for 5 years. Fees for 2024-25


Other resources

Act(s) name

Electricity Safety Act 1998 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Safety (Registration & Licensing) Regulations 2020 Victoria

Additional information

This licence is subject to availability by the Agency. To contract for profit and reward, you will also need to be registered as a electrical contractor.

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.