Electrician's Licences - Victoria


An electrician's licence entitles the holder to all types of electrical work in Victoria without supervision. To apply for a licence, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • complete the Licensed Electrician's Assessment, complete four years as an apprentice electrician and hold a Certificate III in Electro-technology Systems Electrician
  • hold an Electrician (supervised) Licence, hold a Certificate III in Electro-technology Systems Electrician, complete twelve months of work under a supervised licence and complete the Licensed Electrician's Assessment
  • hold a supervised workers licence, complete fours years as an electrical fitter, complete one year as a holder of a supervised workers licence and complete the Licensed Electrician's Assessment
  • have qualifications, proficiency and experience to a level of the previous three. This might mean that the person has a licence from another state or territory.

If you intend to contract, or offer to contract, to carry out electrical installation work, you must also be registered as an electrical contractor.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must meet all the prerequisites for each criteria described in detail on the Agency's website. You will need to meet the standard of qualifications, proficiency and experience in electrical installation work or is at least of an equivalent standard to that described in detail on the Agency's website, and submit all the relevant documentation.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

It is an ongoing requirement of this licence that you comply with any conditions or obligations issued by the Agency.

It is also your responsibility to certify that the electrical installation work is completed in accordance with the Australian New Zealand Wiring Rules and any other relevant standards, that testing is completed in accordance with the legislation, regulations and Wiring Rules, and that the relevant certificate of compliance within certificates of electrical safety is signed.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $407.83

Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $203.91

Fees for 2021-22


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 all accompanying documentation directly with the Agency.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Energy Safe Victoria

Operating address: Level 5
4 Riverside Quay
Southbank, Victoria 3006
Mailing address: PO BOX 262
Collins Street West, Victoria 8007
Email: licensing@energysafe.vic.gov.au
Website: Energy Safe Victoria (Opens in new window)