The EESS commenced In Queensland on 1 March 2013. It will be implemented progressively across all other participating jurisdictions progressively over the coming year. New Zealand will have complementary legislation in due course.
Note: Until the processes for uploading certificates (from certifiers not using the ERAC on-line certificate application process) onto the national database is active, Electrical Safety Regulators will accept compliance to the rules for use of the RCM to be that the responsible supplier is registered on the EESS registration database (the equipment does not need to be registered).
Once the certificate upload facility is activated by ERAC the requirements for use of the RCM will revert back to that specified in AS/NZS 4417 standards, taking into account transition periods of the EESS published by ERAC.
Following the recommendations of the Electrical Equipment Safety System Review, ERAC has created a central portal for the making of applications for certification of electrical equipment under current electrical safety laws in Australia.
To verify your product has a Certificate, click here for the public search (Queensland, Tasmania & Victoria only)
The Occupational Licensing National Law Act 2010 was passed by the Parliament of the host jurisdiction, Victoria on 17 September 2010. The National Law has since been adopted by the parliaments of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania and is currently before the Parliaments of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The Australian Capital Territory is still in discussions about its participation in national licensing.
Electrical licences are included in the first group of occupations to transition to the National Occupational Licensing System and this is scheduled to occur in September 2012. Further information is available at nola.gov.au
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