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Occupier’s licence (O)

The Occupier’s licence was abolished in 2010 and is no longer available to new applicants.

Can I still renew my Occupier’s licence?

Yes. Existing licence holders can renew their licence, but failure to do so by the renewal date will result in cancellation of the licence.


ESV will send a renewal notice to the last known address at least two months prior to the expiry date of the 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 be cancelled. Read more about renewing a licence or replacing a licence.

Renew your licence via ESV’s online services once you receive your renewal notice.


Refer to ESV’s Licensing fees page for each licence type, here.


Everyone holding an Occupier’s licence must work in accordance with the regulations and legislation.

Part 3 of the Electricity Safety Act 1998 Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 2009 says:

For any electrical installation work carried out on the occupier’s electrical installation, a Certificate of Electrical Safety for either prescribed or non-prescribed electrical installation work must be completed and certified by the licence holder that the completed electrical installation work has been tested and complies with the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules (AS/NZS 3000), the legislation and regulations.

Where prescribed electrical installation work is carried out, the licence holder must engage a Licensed Electrical Inspector to undertake an electrical inspection.

Contact us

If you need assistance with online forms or have a query about licensing, contact our Licensing team on 1800 815 721. Please note contact hours below.

Monday, Thursday, Friday — 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday — 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday — 9:00am to 12:30pm

Alternatively, you can send your enquiry to