Electrical compliance requirements

Certificate of Compliance for Electrical Work

Electricians must submit a Certificate of Compliance for electrical work (CCEW) under the Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 and Electricity (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2015. A completed CCEW must be submitted within seven days of completing any safety and compliance test, on an electrical installation.

Download a CCEW PDF form (PDF, 304.76 KB).

Licensees can use the NSW Fair Trading's approved PDF form or an existing approved CCEW form, and provide a copy to:

How to use the PDF form

Online you can choose to submit copies of this form in the one application to:

  • the consumer
  • the electricity network provider
  • NSW Fair Trading, and
  • the energy provider (electricity distributor)

Create a template by downloading and saving this form with your electrical licence details. This will save you time on all future submissions of the CCEW form.

Note: This form currently cannot be used on a mobile device or tablet.

Serial number

As the electrician, it’s your responsibility to apply a unique serial number to their CCEW. Use your electrical licence number followed by a sequential number (e.g. if your licence number is 444444C, your first CCEW will be 444444C001, your second will be 444444C002 and so on).

Who should receive a copy of the CCEW?

It’s the tester’s responsibility to make sure the following receive a copy of the CCEW:

  1. the person that the work is being done for
  2. the electricity network provider, only where the electrical installation work is connected to their network
  3. NSW Fair Trading, but only if the electrical installation work is:
    1. to a stand-alone power system
    2. installation, alteration or replacement of an electricity meter


Substantial penalties apply, including on the spot fines of up to $1000, for each occasion when a Compliance Certificate is not supplied to the consumer (or network provider if relevant). Under the legislation, substantial penalties also apply (up to $550,000) for failure to carry out electrical installation work in accordance with the technical standards set out in the Regulation. These standards are the Australia/New Zealand wiring rules and the NSW Service and Installation Rules.

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