Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) is the independent technical regulator responsible for electricity, gas and pipeline safety in Victoria.
We are also responsible for licensing and registering all electricians and electrical tradespersons – a requirement to undertake electrical work in Victoria – and as such ESV provides various services and support to electricity professionals and those seeking to be licensed and develop their skills.
Below and on the following pages are links to important information for electricity professionals in relation to licensing and registration.
Electrical licence types
Follow the links below for information on these licence types:
- Electrician’s licence (A)
- Registered electrical contractors (REC)
- Restricted electrical worker’s licence (REL)
- Switchgear worker’s licence (SW)
- Supervised worker’s licence (L)
- Licensed electrical inspectors (LEI)
- Electrician (Supervised) Worker’s (ES)
- Occupier’s licence (O)
Refer to ESV’s fee structure for each licence type.
Application fees include a $70 non-refundable administration component.
Application fees must be paid at the time a licence application is submitted.
Credit card payments are preferred.
As a licensed and registered electrician, you have regulatory responsibilities.
To understand what’s expected of you as a licensed worker, click here.
Renewing a licence
ESV will send a renewal notice to the last known address at least two months prior to the expiry date of a current licence.
It is your responsibility to ensure your licence is current and ESV has your current address and contact details. Renewal must be completed prior to expiry, otherwise your licence will expire and ESV may require a new application at the new application fee rate.
Renew your licence via ESV’s online services. Credit card payments are preferred, but if paying by cheque or money order, they must be payable to ‘Energy Safe Victoria.’
Contact our Licensing team
If you need assistance with ESV’s online forms or have a query about licensing and registration, contact our Licensing and Registration team directly on 1800 815 721 or send an email to email@example.com and we will attend to your query as soon as possible.
If you call the Licensing team after 4pm, leave a message and one of our team members will return your call the following business day.