Electricity Safety – Victoria
Electricity safety – Victoria
If you are building a new home or planning on doing renovations and require electrical works to be done, you must use a registered electrical contractor. Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) is responsible for licensing and registering all electricians. Only licensed and registered electricians can undertake electrical work in Victoria.
To find a licenced electrician click here.
A Certificate of Electrical Safety (COES) must be provided for all electrical installation works. To find out more about Certificate of Electrical Safety or to request a copy of one that has already been issued, click here.
The Victorian Service and Installation Rules apply to all connections to the electricity supply networks operated by Electricity Distributors (AusNet Services, CitiPower, Jemena, Powercor, United Energy) and all electricity installations connected to electricity supply are required to meet these standards. You can access the Victorian Service and Installation Rules here.
You can find your electricity distributor emergency number on your bill.
Victorian electricity distributors are:
- Jemena 131 626
- United 132 099
- CitiPower 131 280
- Powercor 132 412
- AusNet Services 131 799
If you’re unsure who your electricity distributor is, visit the Australian Energy Regulator website to find out.
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