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Policies and guidelines

We have developed policies to provide transparent rationale to the Victorian community.



ESV has developed policies around the licensing of lineworkers and cable jointers, to provide transparent rationale for the issue and renewal of these licence types:

Minimum clearance spaces for electric lines

From 27 June 2022, Energy Safe Victoria can issue infringement notices to persons who fail to comply with their responsibilities for ensuring trees are kept clear from electric lines as required by clause 3(1) of the Code of Practice for Electric Line Clearance.


Prosecution Guideline

ESV’s Prosecution Guideline communicates how we exercise our prosecutorial discretion. These guidelines do not limit our discretion to use any enforcement option deemed appropriate.

Safety case submissions

ESV has developed various guidelines to assist major electricity companies (MECs), gas companies, licensed pipeline operators and other responsible entities draft safety case submissions and comply with the requirements of the Act and relevant Regulations.

More information

For more information about safety cases and the development of policies and guidelines in line with regulatory requirements, email us at

More information about lineworker licensing you can contact our Licensing team in the following ways:

  1. Contact form
  2. Email:
  3. Call us on 1800 815 721 between the following hours:

Monday, Thursday, Friday — 9:00am to 4:00pm

Tuesday — 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Wednesday — 9:00am to 12:30pm

Date: 09/12/2023 21:47

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Reviewed 29 January 2023

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