ESV no longer accepts paper-based applications for licences.
All licensing and registration processes must be completed in ESVConnect.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), ESV’s offices are currently closed. Our online systems are operating as usual and our Licensing and Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES) teams are available to help via phone, email, or the Contact Us form via our website.
Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) is responsible for licensing and registering all electricians and electrical tradespersons, which is a requirement to undertake electrical work in Victoria. As such, ESV provides various services and support to electricity professionals and those seeking to be licensed and develop their skills.
Below and on the following pages are links to important information for electricity professionals in relation to licensing and registration.
Electrical licence types
Follow the links below for information on these licence types:
- Licensing and ESVConnect
- Electrician’s licence (A)
- Registered electrical contractors (REC)
- Restricted electrical worker’s licence (REL)
- Switchgear worker’s licence (SW)
- Supervised worker’s licence (L)
- Licensed electrical inspectors (LEI)
- Electrician (Supervised) Worker’s (ES)
- Occupier’s licence (O)
Refer to ESV’s fee structure for each licence type.
Application fees include a $70 non-refundable administration component.
Application fees must be paid at the time a licence application is submitted.
Credit card payments is required
As a licensed and registered electrical worker, you have regulatory responsibilities.
Renewing a licence
Licence renewal is for a five-year period. Refer to the Electrical licensing fees for renewal fees.
ESV will send an email reminder to you approximately three (3) months prior to your licence expiry date.
Your licence, or registration renewal can be accessed via the ‘Renew Licence’ button on the top right of your ESVConnect electrical licence profile, and the ‘Start Renewal’ button on the top right of your registration profile exactly three months prior to your licence or registration expiry date.
To find out more about registering for ESVConnect click here.
It is your responsibility to ensure your licence is current and that ESV has the correct contact details for you.
Energy Safe Victoria must cancel the licence of an electrical worker or Electrical Contractor who does not apply for renewal of the licence by the renewal date specified on the licence card.
You can contact our licensing team in the following ways;
- Contact form
- ‘Ask a question’ on ESVConnect.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call our team directly on 1800 815 721 between the following hours:
|Monday, Thursday, Friday — 9:00am to 4:00pm|
|Tuesday — 12:30pm to 4:00pm|
|Wednesday — 9:00am to 12:30pm|