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Licensing and COES fees will remain unchanged

From the Director

I am pleased to advise that ESV will not raise licensing and COES fees on July 1, 2020.

Given the significant impact coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on Victoria, I have revoked all fee increases and they will remain at 2019/20 levels. This includes delaying an increase on non-prescribed COES which is mandated in the Electricity Safety (General) Regulations. While this increase is written into law, ESV has delayed its implementation.

Our approach is consistent with the approach taken by the Victorian Government and other regulatory agencies.

ESV is sensitive to the impact that coronavirus has had on Victorians. The electrical and gas industries are fortunate to have been classed as essential services and able to continue work.

Marnie Williams
Director of Energy Safety