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.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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
  • have completed the Licensed Switchgear Worker's Assessment.

You will also be granted this licence if you have qualifications, proficiency and experience to equivalent standards to the conditions listed above.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $378.00

Includes a non-refundable $70 application fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Act(s) name

Electricity Safety Act 1998 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Safety (Registration & Licensing) Regulations 2010 VIC

Additional information

This licence is subject to availability by the Agency. Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

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.

Licensing Section

Energy Safe Victoria

Operating address: Level 5
4 Riverside Quay
Southbank, Victoria 3006
Mailing address: PO BOX 262
Collins Street West, Victoria 8007
Phone: 1800 815 721
Email: licensing@esv.vic.gov.au
Website: http://www.esv.vic.gov.au (Opens in new window)