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COES fees

The Department of Treasury and Finance sets the base fee unit each financial year for ESV’s electrical licensing and COES fees.

F20 fees have been held at F19 rates, and are in the tables below.

Fees relating to the Electrical Safety (Installation) Regulations 2009

COES type

2019-20 fees

Electronic Certificate of Electrical Safety form for prescribed electrical work $31.79
Paper Certificate of Electrical Safety form for prescribed electrical work $34.68
Periodic Certificate of Electrical Safety form for non-prescribed electrical work $803.42
Non-prescribed Certificate of Electrical Safety (electronic) $6.75*
Non-prescribed Certificate of Electrical Safety (paper) $7.40*

* Prescribed fees are not tied to the Monetary Units Act 2004 as the fee is less than one fee unit under the Act. 

Exemptions – Regulation 401

See Regulation 401 exemption applications for information on exemptions.

Regulation 401 fee

2019-20 fee

Regulation 401 exemption applications $86.56

COES agents

Paper certificates may be purchased from the following ESV-authorised COES agents i.e. authorised electrical wholesalers.

  • Active Electrical
  • Areial Industries
  • AWM
  • Cetnaj
  • CNW Pty Ltd
  • Electrical Inspections Victoria Pty Ltd
  • Go Electric
  • Lawrence & Hanson/Auslec
  • Lecky’s Electrical Wholesale
  • Middendorp Electric Co
  • Rexel
  • Titan Trading

Lodging paper COES

To lodge paper COES via the interactive voice response (IVR), call 1300 360 366 and follow the prompts.

Contact us

For advice and information about COES fees, purchasing COES or using ESVConnect for COES contact our COES team in the following ways: