These are jobs such as:

  1. Adding socket outlets to an existing circuit.
  2. Installing outside sockets from an existing circuit.
  3. Replacing control switches and socket outlets.
  4. Changing ceiling roses and pendants.
  5. Replacing simple wall lights.

Is DIY electrical work Legal Australia?

DIY electrical work is illegal — penalties for illegal electrical work vary from state to state in Australia, but they can be as high as $40,000 in fines for individuals and up to $200,000 or three years imprisonment if deaths or injuries result from such illegal work.

Is it illegal to do your own electrical work UK?

All new electrical work must comply with Part P of the Building Regulations which restricts DIY electrical work on grounds of safety. However, you are still allowed to carry out some work yourself without notifying Building Control.

Is it illegal to do your own electrical work NSW?

DIY (do it yourself) electrical work is dangerous and illegal. You may think you can save money by installing an electrical appliance yourself. But, doing electrical work yourself can: put you, your household or tenants at risk of injury or death.

Can you do your own electrical work in Victoria?

Don’t be tempted to do your own electrical work – it’s illegal and it can also be deadly. That’s the message of our Electrical DDIY: Don’t do it yourself campaign. If you are planning to have electrical installation work done, you must engage a registered electrical contractor (REC).

What DIY electrical work is allowed?

Replacements, Minor Repairs and ‘Like for Like’ Changes
These are the main electrical jobs that you’ll be allowed to undertake yourself. So, you might want to change and/or move sockets, ceiling lights or light switches. You can even look to change any wires that might look old or damaged.

What electrical work can I do without a license NSW?

You need an electrical licence before you can do any electrical wiring work in NSW, regardless of the cost of the work and regardless of whether the work is residential, commercial or industrial.

Does all electrical work need certification?

All electrical work in dwellings is covered under Building Regulations. For any work that is notifiable, you should always receive a certificate to confirm that the work meets those that apply.

Can you become an electrician without an apprenticeship Australia?

In Australia, to become an electrician you must complete an Australian apprenticeship which takes four years to complete. To gain your qualification you’ll learn both on the job and at an electrical trade school.

How do you know if an electrician is qualified?

Most qualified electricians should have their NICEIC certification displayed on their website, van or business card. However, you should always ask for proof of certification just to be sure. If they are unable to provide you with proof, then you can report them to the NICEIC.

Does an electrician have to be registered?

The Electricity Regulation Act 1999, as amended, makes it mandatory for a Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) to issue a Completion Certificate for all electrical works (excluding minor works). If a REC carries out minor electrical works they must be certified if requested by the customer.

What electrical work is notifiable?

These works are called notifiable work. Very common examples of notifiable work are; rewiring a property, providing electricity to a garage or outhouse, the replacement of the main fuse box in a house or any electrical work in a kitchen, shower room or bathroom.

Can I get an electrician to certify my work?

All registered electricians are able to self-certify their electrical work. This means they carry out the necessary testing at all stages of the design, installation and inspection.

What happens if an electrician does not provide a certificate?

If they weren’t registered, they will be unable to supply you with a certificate so you will need to contact your local authority building control who will advise you the next steps. If you do not have the correct certificate for major electrical work, you may find it difficult to sell your property.

Can I sell my house without an electrical certificate?

But is an electrical safety certificate, necessary to sell a house or flat? Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is no. Sellers are under no legal obligation to provide buyers with an electrical safety certificate – also known as an Electrical Installation Condition Report.