Spotter Registration - Victoria


If you intend to be a spotter you will need this registration. Spotters must be used when working inside specified clearences near overhead powerlines. A spotter is required for each item of plant or equipment operating in the vicinity of overhead electrical lines on any work site.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

New spotters not registered with ESV, must provide:

  • tickets of competency
  • current First Aid and Expired Air Resuscitation documentation
  • finalised training documentation from their registered training organisation.

For items of plant such as an Elevated Work Platform <11 Metres, or a Vehicle Mounted Crane <10 Tonne / Metres or other plant where there is no formal operating competency, evidence of training, competency and or experience must be demonstrated to obtain a Spotter Certificate.


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Act(s) name

Electricity Safety Act 1998 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Safety (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2020 Victoria

Administering agency

Energy Safe Victoria

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