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Legislation and regulations

A list of authorised legislation and regulations Energy Safe Victoria administers


Energy Safe Victoria is a statutory body established by the Energy Safe Victoria Act 2005.

We prevent harm by monitoring and enforcing compliance with Victoria’s energy safety legislative framework, which comprises the Acts and Regulations specified below.

The links will take you to the authorised version that is currently in force.

Energy Legislation Amendment (Energy Safety) Act 2023

Energy Safe Victoria’s regulatory powers to improve energy safety for Victorians have been strengthened with changes to the Electricity Safety Act 1998, the Gas Safety Act 1997 and the Pipelines Act 2005 that came into effect on 16 May 2024.

The changes include new obligations on electricity suppliers and gas companies, increased penalties, and enhancements to Energy Safe’s powers through the Energy Legislation Amendment (Energy Safety) Act 2023.

More information: https://www.esv.vic.gov.au/about-us/regulatory-framework/enforcement/legislation-amendment


Regulation_701_Exemption_app_form_July 2022-1
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Other key legislative and administrative instruments

  • CPD Notice 2023:
CPD Notice 2023 No.2
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  • Electricity Safety Exemptions Order 2020:
Electricity Safety Exemptions Order 2020
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  • Exemption – Construction of Electric Lines on Public Land:
G4 2002 Lines on Public Land
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Date: 20/07/2024 4:36

The material in this print-out was accurate at the time of printing.