Restricted Electrical Workers Licence - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to carry out low voltage electrical installation work relating to equipment that is connected to a fixed electrical installation, associated with your primary trade, vocation or calling (occupation) that would otherwise require the services of a registered electrical contractor or a licensed electrician.

This licence applies to people primarily engaged in a work function that relates to a type of low voltage electrical equipment specified in the following classes of work function:

  • office equipment
  • domestic equipment
  • plumbing / gas fitting equipment
  • commercial equipment
  • industrial equipment
  • refrigeration and air conditioning equipment
  • instrumentation / process control equipment
  • communications / computing equipment
  • laboratory / scientific equipment.

The work must involve electrical installation work that is incidental to the primary work function.

There are two classes for restricted electrical workers licence. Class 1 includes fault finding and class 2 is disconnect / reconnect only. Please contact the Agency for more information regarding the classes.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

If you are employed (and not currently an apprentice or trainee) in an occupation where there is a need to be able to disconnect and reconnect equipment connected to the fixed electrical installation or components of equipment, then you may be eligible. Plumbers, mechanical fitters, refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanics, etc may apply for this type of licence.

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • be employed in a relevant field
  • provide a Letter from your employer describing in detail the type of work and equipment where replacement work is required
  • hold the required qualification and completed any required training
  • submit all documentation required
  • pay the relevant fee.

If you are self-employed you should submit your application form and fee with a written submission describing the type of electrical equipment you use and stating the requirement for a Disconnect / Reconnect Worker's Licence to perform electrical work which is incidental to your primary function.

Please refer to the application form for particular details relevant to your requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

As a licence holder, it is your responsibility to carry out any electrical disconnect and reconnect work in accordance with the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules (AS / NZS 3000) and any other relevant standard, electrically test the completed work, certify the work complies with the legislation and regulations and issue a certificate of electrical safety to the person for whom you completed the work.


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $676.10

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

Renew Renewal All $324.70

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Electricity Safety Act 1998 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019 Victoria

Lodgement process


Along with your application you must submit a supporting letter from your employer, all documents to prove that you are competent in your trade, and the application fee.

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.