Licensing and registration
ESV's Fee Structure for licensing electrical professionals in Victoria.
Find out how to renew your licence online, and read about the licensing and registration process for electrical installations workers in Victoria.
An electrical inspector's licence may be issued for a period of up to five years, for the purpose of inspecting electrical installation work in one or more of four classes of work.
Any person in the business of electrical contracting or offering to contract must be registered by ESV as an electrical contractor. Find out about the registration process.
An electrician's licence may be issued for a period up to five years. It entitles the holder to carry out all electrical installation work in Victoria without supervision. A person with this licence may perform the role of Technical Nominee for his/her employer.
This licence is only available to persons who have been 'grandfathered' through previous regulations and licensing regimes, and have renewed the B or RB licence type every five years.
An Electrician (Supervised) Worker's Licence is issued for a period up to five years. It entitles the licence holder to carry out all electrical installation work in Victoria under the supervision of a licensed electrician.
A Supervised Worker's Licence may be issued for a period up to three years. It entitles the licence holder to carry out all electrical installation work in Victoria under the effective supervision of a licensed electrician. ESV strongly encourages those under supervisory conditions to complete their outstanding requirements in order to be eligible for an Electrician's Licence.
A Restricted Electrical Worker's Licence may be issued for a period up to five years. It entitles the licence holder to carry out electrical disconnection and reconnection work that is incidental to your primary trade, vocation or calling.
This licence type is no longer issued. An Occupier's Licence may only be renewed by existing licence holders.
Persons who have obtained electrical qualifications outside Australia and New Zealand and wish to carry out electrical installation work in Victoria may be eligible to apply for a Victorian electrical worker's licence. This will require assessment from Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) or via the Offshore Skills Training Program (OTSR) through Vetassess or Victoria University.
ESV cannot recognise overseas qualifications for licensing or registration purposes until the above assessment has been undertaken.
Mutual Recognition means that any individual holding a licence or registration in one State or Territory of Australia or from New Zealand can apply for a comparable licence or registration in another State or Territory. However, an applicant under mutual recognition must meet the requirements of ESV on an equivalent basis.
Go to the Federal Government's website Licence Recognition to check the equivalent licences in each State and Territory.
Information about apprenticeships, training and employment opportunities in the electrical trades.