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COES fees

Please note: Effective 1 July 2020, COES fees will remain the same.

COES fees changes for F21

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

COES fees have been unchanged for past two years, and will remain at current levels.

Fees for non-prescribed COES, which had not increased since 2017, are set in Regulation as they are less than one fee unit. These were adjusted when the new Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019 came into force in December 2019. ESV will delay the implementation of this adjustment.

Fees relating to the Electrical Safety (General) Regulations 2019

COES type

2019-20 fees

2020-21 fees

ESVConnect COES

Certificate of Electrical Safety form for prescribed electrical work $31.79 $31.79
Certificate of Electrical Safety form for non-prescribed electrical work $6.75* $6.75*

Paper COES

Paper Certificate of Electrical Safety form for prescribed electrical work $34.68 $34.68
Paper Certificate of Electrical Safety form for non-prescribed electrical work $7.40* $7.40*
Periodic Certificate of Electrical Safety form for non-prescribed electrical work $803.42 $803.42

* 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

2019-20 fee

2020-21 fee

Part 7 exemption application $88.71 $88.71

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: