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Electrical Safety Act 2002

Purpose and structure of the Electrical Safety Act in Queensland.

Electrical Safety Regulation 2013

Read information about the purpose and structure of the Electrical Safety Regulation.

Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation 2018

On 13 December 2018, the Governor in Council approved the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation 2018 (the Amendment Regulation).

Australian Electrical Standards

View these standards to help you to comply with the obligations of your licence.

Wiring Rules clause 4.5.2.3 - Recessed luminaires

Read extract of the Wiring Rules (AS/NZS 3000:2007) clause 4.5.2.3 on recessed luminaries.

Electrical Safety (Codes of Practice) Amendment Notice 2019

The Electrical Safety (Codes of Practice) Amendment Notice 2019 amends the list of approved electrical safety codes of practice from 2 January 2020.

Electrical Safety Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2019

The Electrical Safety Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2019 was approved by Governor in Council on 18 July 2019 and commenced on 19 July 2019. This amendment regulation omits section 73A (Work involving PV modules at solar farms) from the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013. Section 73A was declared invalid by the Supreme Court of Queensland on 29 May 2019: Maryrorough Solar Pty Ltd v The State of Queensland [2019] QSC 135. This decision was affirmed by the Court of Appeal on 25 June 2019: State of Queensland v Maryrorough Solar Pty Ltd [2019] QCA 129.

A copy of the Regulation as approved and explanatory notes is available on the Queensland Legislation website

Last updated
23 December 2019

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