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Applying for a Cathodic Protection System

Section 93(1) of the Electricity Safety Act 1998 (the Act) prohibits the operation of a cathodic protection system unless that system is registered with Energy Safe Victoria in accordance with the Electrical Safety (Cathodic Protection) Regulations 2009.

Before installing a cathodic protection (CP) system, the CP system owner, typically a structure owner, must obtain a certificate of registration from ESV. All applications received by ESV will be tabled for approval at the Technical Subcommittee (TSC) of the Victorian Electrolysis Committee (VEC).

The application process

The TSC approval procedure for the system varies dependent upon both the type of system (impressed current or galvanic anode) and the system’s output.

For more detailed information on the CP application process refer to Part C of the VEC Code of Practice for electrolysis mitigation and cathodic protection, here.

Complete the application form for a Cathodic Protection System, here.

Application forms, together with payment of the appropriate registration fees are to be submitted to:

    Energy Safe Victoria
    Attention: Manager Electrolysis Mitigation
    Electrolysis Section
    First Floor, Building 4
    540 Springvale Road
    Glen Waverley, VIC, 3150

Registration fees

The registration fee for a cathodic protection system is dependent upon the system’s output and are set annually by the Victorian Government. Registration fees must be sent with the application form.

For 2016-17 registration fees, inclusive of GST, are:

  • $134.48 for a total output of up to and including 250mA,
  • $336.58 for a total output over 250 mA and up to and including 2 Amperes, or
  • $760.11 for a total output over 2 Amperes.

Payment options

We accept payment via cheque. Cheques must be made payable to “Energy Safe Victoria” and sent with the application form.

Payment can be made by using this credit card payment form.