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Renew or replace a licence

Have you upgraded to ESVConnect yet?

You cannot apply for or renew your licence if you have not done so, as ESV no longer sends paper-based renewals to your postal address.

ESVConnect is ESV’s online system for electrical licensing, registration, purchasing and managing Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES) and Cathodic Protection Systems (CPS).

It is your responsibility to ensure your licences, registrations and contact details are up to date.

If you currently hold a licence or registration with ESV, you must upgrade your account to ESVConnect. Online Services is no longer available for REC’s, LEW’s and IC’s effective from the 8th November 2019.

Log in with your Online Services User ID and password initially.  To recover your Online Services user id and password, lodge an enquiry on our Licensing Contact form on the Contact us page or contact the Licensing team on 1800 815 721.

ESVConnect works best on Chrome, and is compatible with other major browsers including Safari, Edge and Firefox.  Do not use Internet Explorer to access ESVConnect, it has not been built to operate on it.

For licensing, ESVConnect will need to be accessed on a desktop/laptop computer.

Once your account has been upgraded all your licence associations should appear under your profile. If this does not occur, please contact the Licensing Team for assistance.

Licence and registration renewal

Licence and registration renewal is for a five-year period. Refer to the Electrical licensing fees page for renewal fees.

ESV will send an email reminder to you 3 months prior to your licence or registration expiry.

It is your responsibility to ensure your licence or registration is current and that ESV have the correct contact details for you.

Energy Safe Victoria must cancel the licence or registration of an electrical worker, or an electrical contractor, who fails to apply for renewal.

Licence or registration cancellation will result in you having to re-apply at the full fee, not the reduced renewal fee (presuming you are still eligible for the licence type you’re applying for).

Electrical licence fees

ESV’s application and electrical licence renewal fees are reviewed and set by the Department of Treasury and Finance ahead of each financial year.

Replace a licence card

If your licence card has been lost or stolen, ESV will issue a free replacement card.

Identity theft is a serious offence.

If your card was stolen, it is advisable to report these circumstances to the police, as it could be used to steal your identity and cause injury to your professional reputation.

What to do for a replacement card

Please log into the ESVConnect portal with your email ID and password, then select ‘Replace licence card’ under the licence or registration profile. Once you have lodged your request it will be attended to by the licensing team and a new card will be sent in the mail.

Contact us

You can 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