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Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES)

To lodge COES

  • Login to ESV’s Online Services or
  • Call the interactive voice response (IVR) line 1300 360 366 and follow the prompts.
After ESVConnect is live:

  • Paper COES may only be lodged via the IVR system
  • Online Services will remain operational, to allow the completion of COES already in progress
  • Unused certificates will be migrated to ESVConnect and available for use
  • ESV will not amend Certificates


Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) is the independent technical regulator responsible for electricity, gas and pipeline safety in Victoria. Within this role, we are responsible for the issue, sale, acceptance and overall management of Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES) and the electrical tradespeople who must complete and issue COES upon completion of electrical installation work.

The Electricity Safety Act 1998 and Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 2009 require a Certificate of Electrical Safety (COES) to be issued for all electrical installation work.

Failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence and licensed workers who do so may be subject to disciplinary action which could result in the suspension or cancellation of their licence.

Below and on the following pages are links to important information for electricity professionals in relation to the COES system, purchasing COES and prescribed and non-prescribed work.

Click on the links below to access the information on these pages.

Contact our COES team

For information and advice about COES please email us directly at or call 03 9203 9700 and select option 3.