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Wiring Rules 

Rules commenced 1 June 2008

The latest edition of the Australian/New Zealand Standard for Wiring Rules (AS/NZS 3000:2007) commenced in NSW on 1 June 2008. Produced by the joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee EL-001, the revised edition expands on the issues relating to electrical installations and improving safeguards. 

Key changes to the Wiring Rules Standard include:

  • the extended application of Residual Current Devices (RCDs) and testing for correct operation
  • protection against arcing faults
  • requirements for selectivity (discrimination) between circuits
  • strengthening of requirements for the prevention of the spread of fire
  • enhanced requirements for recessed luminaries
  • requirements for sanitisation areas in the food processing industry.

The 2007 edition of the Wiring Rules is available from SAI Global at

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