About ERAC

What is ERAC

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….

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History of ERAC

ERAC’s history dates back to the 1960’s. ERAC’s precursor during this time were the Regulatory Authorities Approvals Committee (RAAC) and Regulatory Authorities Licensing Committee (RALC), sponsored by the ESAA (Electricity Supply Association of Australia). ERAC took over from the RAAC and RALC committees as an independent body in 1995.

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Members of ERAC

Below are the member organisations of ERAC. State Organisation Address Postal Address Phone Fax Website WA Energy Safety WA 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington, WA 6107 PO Box 135, Cannington, WA 6987 (08) 9422 5200 (08) 9422 5244 energysafety.wa.gov.au NT NT Worksafe Darwin Plaza, 41 Smith Street, Darwin, NT 0800 GPO Box 4821, Darwin, NT 0801….

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ERAC’s Mission

The mission of ERAC is to provide benefits to Australian and New Zealand Governments, industry and the public by striving for a uniform regulatory environment for electrical activities, for the purpose of achieving acceptable levels of electrical safety, supply quality and energy use efficiency.

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ERAC’s Objectives

The principal objectives are listed here: Development of a policy framework that encourages and provides for coordinated regulatory development in each jurisdiction. Coordination of individual State/Territory/NZ program objectives and activities, to ensure uniformity wherever possible. Representation of ERAC’s agreed policies at the national level for the purpose of securing support from Governments, industry and the….

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ERAC Structure

ERAC’s work is divided into five areas of focus, which reflect current strategies of the electrical industry. Each focussed meeting session is run by a session Chairperson, with a coordinating Chairperson overseeing the general activities of the council. Chairpersons are elected by the council and change from time to time. The sessions and current session….

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ERAC Reporting Arrangements

As ERAC’s regulatory activities cover a wide spectrum, the Council does not have a fixed relationship with specific government or industry bodies. ERAC liaises with a variety of Ministerial Councils (or their Standing Committees), government departments, industry bodies and industry associations as it needs to achieve its mission. Each ERAC member agency has the relevant….

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ERAC Meeting Schedule

Meetings are arranged by the Coordinating Chairperson and typically conducted twice yearly (May/November). The location is rotated around the location of ERAC members. Meetings sessions are scheduled as required. These sessions can, at the Chairperson’s discretion, include visits by industry stakeholders or officials to allow for discussion of specific projects and issues. To meet agreed….

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