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Lineworker licensing

On 1 January 2021 Energy Safe Victoria introduced a new licensing regime for Lineworkers (including cable jointers). This licensing regime will improve safety outcomes for lineworkers by providing greater oversight, accountability and regulation of the industry.

Licensing of Lineworkers is a priority for the Victorian Government and will help the industry to maintain a safe and suitably qualified workforce.

From 1 January 2021, distribution, transmission and traction Lineworkers (including cable jointers) will not be authorised to work without a licence.

New licence applications

Both new and existing Lineworkers (and cable jointers) were required to register with ESV before 14 December 2020 to receive their first five-year licence at no cost before the January 2021 deadline. Fees may apply for licence applications after this date.

If you did not register before this deadline, please email our Licensing Team at for further information.

Licensing policies

ESV has developed policies around the licensing of lineworkers and cable jointers, to provide transparent rationale for the issue and renewal of these licence types:

Contact us

If you have any queries in relation to lineworker licensing and registration as a lineworker, contact our licensing team in the following ways;

Monday, Thursday, Friday — 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday — 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday — 9:00am to 12:30pm