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ESVConnect, Online services and GasTrac


ESV’s new online services system

ESVConnect is being built to host all of ESV’s online systems where you, our stakeholders and customers, interact with us. This will include registration of electrical contractors (RECs), electrical licensing and purchasing Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES).

In the first quarter of 2019, ESV will launch the next stage of ESVConnect – COES.

ESVConnect – COES

In 2019, the way you meet the compliance requirements for Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES) online will change.

Electrical installation compliance

In describing the installation work completed, on the Certificate of Compliance, electrical workers are making a legal statement and a safety proposition to their client. The statement describes compliance with the Electricity Safety Act 1998 and the Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 2009.

Non-prescribed work

In the case of non-prescribed installation work, the legal statement and safety proposition is made by the licensed electrical worker certifying the work, and the Certificate of Compliance is registered with ESV as a Certificate of Electrical Safety. Auditing of this work identifies if the work complies or not.

Prescribed work

For prescribed installation work, an independent electrical inspector conducts tests, and reviews the electrical installation work for technical compliance. The inspector also assesses whether the installation is safe for connection to electricity supply. The outcome is documented as the Certificate of Inspection, and can be compliant or non-compliant.

The Certificate of Compliance and Certificate of Inspection together, are registered by ESV as a Certificate of Electrical Safety, which forms the record of electrical installation work completed at an address.

Registration of Cathodic Protection Systems

Register systems via ESVConnect

All registrations for cathodic protection systems must be submitted and managed online via ESVConnect.

ESVConnect delivers:

  • a step-by-step process, which makes the requirements clear and guides you through the process
  • a consistent experience of lodgement, assessment and approval
  • visibility of your current registrations and in-progress applications.

Need support?

If you have any questions about ESVConnect Registration of Cathodic Protection Systems process, contact our Electrolysis Mitigation team on (03) 9203 9700 or by email

Download, print and read the User guide.

GasTrac – Gas applications

New gas applications will no longer be accepted via email or fax after 19 April 2019.

GasTrac is ESV’s online gas installation acceptance system for managing gas applications.

GasTrac allows you to:

  • submit information on complex gas installations and Type B appliances
  • submit exemption applications
  • check the status of active applications
  • faster turn around on acceptance and issuing of gas supply approvals.

GasTrac user instructional videos

If you’re new to GasTrac, watch our series of GasTrac user instructional videos. These short videos will show you how to register for GasTrac, manage your details and lodge new gas applications.

For more information about GasTrac and applications for acceptance, read our webpage on Acceptance of a complex gas installation.

Conditions of Acceptance forms

Access and download updated Conditions of Acceptance forms here.