Have you registered for ESVConnect?
You cannot apply for or renew your licence if you have not registered for , as ESV no longer sends paper-based renewals to your postal address.
ESVConnect is ESV’s online system for electrical licensing, registration, purchasing and managing Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES) and Cathodic Protection Systems (CPS).
It is your responsibility to ensure your licences, registrations and contact details are up to date.
Energy Safe Victoria must cancel the licence of an electrical worker or electrical contractor who does not apply for renewal of the licence by the renewal date specified on the licence card.
Licence or registration cancellation will result in you having to re-apply at the full fee, not the renewal fee (presuming you are still eligible for the licence type you’re applying for).
If you currently hold a licence or registration with ESV, you must register for ESVConnect. The previous Online Services licensing system has not been in effect since 8th November 2019.
To register for ESVConnect you will need your Online Services user ID and password. If you don't have these details, please contact the Licensing team on 1800 815 721 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain them.
ESVConnect works best on Chrome, and is compatible with other major browsers including Safari, Edge and Firefox. Do not use Internet Explorer to access ESVConnect, as it has not been built to operate on it.
For licensing, ESVConnect will need to be accessed on a desktop/laptop computer.
Once you have registered for ESVConnect, all your licences and registrations will appear under your profile. If this does not occur, please contact the Licensing team for further assistance.
Licence and registration renewal
Licence and registration renewal is for a five-year period. Refer to the Electrical licensing fees page for renewal fees.
Your licence, or registration renewal can be accessed via your ESVConnect profile as follows:
- Select the electrical licence or registration to be renewed from under the heading ‘My Licences’ / ‘My Registrations’ on your ESVConnect home page.
- Select the ‘Renew Licence’ button on the top right of your ESVConnect electrical licence profile, and the ‘Start Renewal’ button on the top right of your registration profile exactly three months prior to your licence or registration expiry date.
- Follow the prompts to answer the questions and make payment for the renewal application, then submit the application for review by ESV
Once your renewal application has been finalised, your new licence / registration card will be posted out to the relevant postal address on file with ESV.
Find out more on Registering for ESVConnect.
Electrical licence fees
ESV’s application and electrical licence renewal fees are reviewed and set by the Department of Treasury and Finance ahead of each financial year.
Application fees include a $70 non-refundable administration component.
Application fees must be paid at the time a licence application is submitted.
Credit card payment is required.
AMR licences and registrations are not renewable
AMR licences and registrations are not renewable and expire on the same date that your interstate licence expires. When you renew your interstate licence, you must notify ESV of your continued intent to work in Victoria under AMR arrangements and lodge a new AMR notification via the appropriate channel as detailed here.
Reinstate a Cancelled Licence/Registration
If your licence/registration is cancelled and you wish to reinstate it, you will need to complete the appropriate Reinstatement Application Form and email the completed form along with any relevant supporting documents to email@example.com
- Electrician’s (A-Grade) Licence Reinstatement Form:
- Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) Reinstatement Form:
- Restricted Electrical Worker’s Licence (REL) Reinstatement Form:
- Licensed Electrical Inspector (LEI) Reinstatement Form:
*It is important to note that licences/registrations that were cancelled over 5 years ago will require assessments to be completed prior to reinstating them. Please refer to the information on the relevant reinstatement form for details.
Replace a licence card
If your licence card has been lost or stolen, ESV will issue a free replacement card.
If your card was stolen, it is advisable to report it to the police, as it could be used to steal your identity and cause injury to your professional reputation.
How to request a replacement card
Log into your ESVConnect , then select ‘Replace licence card’ under the relevant licence or registration profile. Once you have lodged your request, it will be processed by the Licensing team and a new card will be sent in the mail to your postal address on file with ESV.
Date: 30/03/2023 10:59
The currency and accuracy of this document cannot be guaranteed once printed or saved to a storage device. If in doubt, please check the ESV website for the current version.
Reviewed 28 January 2023