In Australia, technical and safety electrical regulatory functions are largely the responsibility of state and territory governments. A considerable amount of liaison is therefore required between the eight Australian states and territories and New Zealand to coordinate activities around regulatory strategies, policies and ongoing reforms.
ERAC is the organisation that works towards this coordination.
The council is made up of representatives of the regulatory authorities responsible for electrical safety, supply and energy efficiency in New Zealand and the Australian states, territories and commonwealth. Representatives cover the interests of other members in national forums such as Standards Australia policy boards and technical committees. ERAC also provides a practical single point of regulator contact for unions, industry and other areas of government, at the national level.
ERAC meets twice a year and regularly corresponds both internally and with industry stakeholders on regulatory issues with a view to developing recommendations for consistent operational policy across jurisdictions.
ERAC exists entirely through cooperative action and has no executive powers and is recognised throughout the electrical industry as an authoritative voice for electrical regulators.
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