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COES fees

Effective 1 July 2022, COES fees are changing.

COES fees changes for F23

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

Energy Safe Victoria is advising of an increase to Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES) purchase fees from 1 July 2022.

In F22, ESV capped the increase on any fees payable at 1.5% as part of the Government’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019 came into force in December 2019 and set the level of fees for each COES.

Fees relating to the Electrical Safety (General) Regulations 2019

Type

2021-22 fees

2022-23 fees

Fee Unit $14.67 $15.29

ESVConnect COES

Certificate of Electrical Safety form for prescribed electrical work $32.27 $33.64
Certificate of Electrical Safety form for non-prescribed electrical work $8.10* $8.10

Paper COES

Paper Certificate of Electrical Safety form for prescribed electrical work $35.21 $36.70
Paper Certificate of Electrical Safety form for non-prescribed electrical work $8.90* $8.90
Periodic Certificate of Electrical Safety form for non-prescribed electrical work $815.65 $850.12

* Non-prescribed fees are not tied to the Monetary Units Act 2004 as the fee is less than one fee unit under the Act.  They are set in the Regulations.
The purchase of COES from ESV does not attract GST. 

Part 7 exemption

See Part 7 exemption applications for information on exemptions.

Part 7 exemption fees are not increasing for F21.

Part 7 exemption fee

2021-22 fee

2022-23 fee

Part 7 exemption application $90.03 $91.59

COES agents

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

  • Active Electrical
  • Aerial Industries
  • AWM
  • CNW Pty Ltd
  • Delta Electrical Distributors
  • Electrical Inspections Victoria Pty Ltd
  • 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: