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ESVConnect – Licensing and registration

Licensing, registration and COES services are now on ESVConnect 

Paper-based licence applications will no longer be accepted

All licensing and registration processes will now be completed in ESVConnect, along with COES purchase and lodgement and the registration of cathodic protection systems (CPS).

Upgrade your account from Online Services to ESVConnect 

Online Services users can now access ESVConnect – upgrade your account to ESVConnect or create a new account if you did not have one before.


A new system – new capability

In ESVConnect you can apply online for an Electrical Worker Licence, Restricted Electrical Licence, Switchgear Worker Licence, ‘L’ Licence, Electrical Inspectors Licence, register as an electrical contractor (REC) or apply to register a cathodic protection system.

ESVConnect will show all your associations with electrical licences and any associations you have with registrations. You can renew your licence or electrical contractor registration online and track the progress of your applications, change requests and licence card replacement requests.

Additional support

ESVConnect has inbuilt help functions to assist you with the new processes.

  • Take a tour – click through help screens demonstrating the main functions of the system.
  • ‘Help’ text – on each screen to assist users via step-by-step guidance.

Watch: Introducing ESVConnect

ESV has produced an animated video to prepare electricians and our stakeholders for the introduction of ESVConnect. The video describes the functionality of the online system, and shows how it will improve interaction with COES and Licensing services. Watch it here.


ESV has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions around licensing and registration on ESVConnect here, including how to login for the first time.

Need support?

If you need assistance with online forms or have a query about licensing applications, renewals or REC applications in ESVConnect, contact our Licensing team in the following ways:

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