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Renew or reinstate your electrical work licence

You can renew your electrical work licence within two months of the expiry date.

You can reinstate an expired electrical work licence within 12 months of it having expired. Your reinstated licence will be issued with an expiry date five years from the original expiry date.

If your electrical work licence is expired longer than 12 months you need to apply for a new licence by submitting a Form 11 - Application for an electrical work licence (PDF, 134.57 KB). You will be issued a new licence number.

Before you begin

Before you begin the renewal process you need to ensure you have completed:

  • your skills maintenance using the free Skills maintenance online assessment within two years of your renewal
  • CPR refresher training within twelve months of your renewal
  • for electrical lines person licence holders, pole-top or transmission tower rescue training (PTR) within twelve months of your renewal.

You are not required to provide copies of your CPR or PTR certificates or skills maintenance certificate when you renew but you may be required to provide it later for auditing purposes.

Once you are ready to proceed, you will need your renewal notification letter. This letter would have been sent to your last advised postal address. You need the identifying numbers printed on the letter to complete your renewal. If you have not received your letter please call 1300 362 128.

The Electrical Safety Office (ESO) is moving to email notifications only for electrical licence renewal notices. To continue to receive your notification please ensure you have provided a current email address. Change your address or contact details online.

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You can pay your application fee using your credit card. Please note the ESO does not recommend Bpay payments for licence renewals due to transaction delays. Please contact our office on 1300 362 128 if you wish to pay by Bpay.

Can’t renew online or need more information?

If you are unable to renew online or need more information, please call 1300 362 128.

Last updated
13 September 2019

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