Occupier’s licence (O)
The Occupier’s licence was abolished in 2010 and is no longer available to new applicants.
Can I still renew my Occupier’s licence?
Yes. Existing licence holders can renew their licence, but failure to do so by the renewal date will result in cancellation of the licence.
Renewing an Occupier’s licence
ESV will send a renewal notice to the last known address at least two months prior to the expiry date of the current licence.
It is your responsibility to ensure your licence is current and ESV has your current address and contact details. Renewal must be completed prior to expiry, otherwise your licence will be cancelled.
Renew your licence via ESV’s online services once you receive your renewal notice.
Refer to ESV’s Licensing fees page for each licence type, here.
Responsibilities of Occupier’s licence holders
Everyone holding an Occupier’s licence must work in accordance with the regulations and legislation.
Part 3 of the Electricity Safety Act 1998 Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 2009 says:
For any electrical installation work carried out on the occupier’s electrical installation, a Certificate of Electrical Safety for either prescribed or non-prescribed electrical installation work must be completed and certified by the licence holder that the completed electrical installation work has been tested and complies with the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules (AS/NZS 3000), the legislation and regulations.
Where prescribed electrical installation work is carried out, the licence holder must engage a Licensed Electrical Inspector to undertake an electrical inspection.
Contact our Licensing team
If you need assistance with ESV’s online forms or have a query about licensing and registration, contact our Licensing and Registration team directly on 1800 815 721 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will attend to your query as soon as possible.
If you call the Licensing team after 4 pm, leave a message and one of our team will return your call the following business day.