The EESS commenced In Queensland on 1 March 2013 with a 12 month transition period. Tasmania and Western Australia have recognised the EESS. Australian jurisdictions are currently progressing or considering their implementation of the EESS and all jurisdictions are participating in an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) process. New Zealand will have complementary legislation in due course.
During this IGA process the legislation of jurisdictions, other than those mentioned above, remains unaltered; funding from EESS registration fees are being retained in a trust fund; and the current check testing and compliance activity supporting the EESS is being sourced from within jurisdictional resources.
Due to the ongoing transition the EESS requirements for after 1 March 2014 have been reviewed.
ERAC has created a central portal for identifying all certificates of electrical equipment issued under electrical safety laws in Australia.
To verify your product has a Certificate, click here for the public search of certificates.
In 2001, the National Uniform Electrical Licensing Advisory Council (NUELAC) released the following uniform set of requirements for licensed electricians.
Certain electrical products in Australia must be labelled with their energy efficiency rating and/or meet minimum energy efficiency standards before sale.
For more information visit energyrating.gov.au