Electrical Safety Compliance – Residential Tenancies Regulations

As of March 2023, the Victorian government implemented new electrical safety rental minimum standards. Take advantage of our electrical safety check to ensure your rental property meets new standards.

March 2023 saw an addition to the act, stating that the electrical safety standard requires rental properties to have a modern style switchboard, with circuit breakers and electrical safety switches installed.

If you’re a rental provider and are unsure about whether your property complies, you should get a licensed electrician to check that your property meets minimum safety standards.

Electrical services regulations require a safety compliance certificate to be issued by an electrician, confirming that any work has been conducted in accordance with relevant safety laws.

At Albert Corn and Son, we pride ourselves on being Geelong’s preferred electrical contractors. 

Changes in Responsibility for Residential Rental Providers

Electrical Safety Checks

The residential rental provider must ensure that an electrical safety check of all electrical installations, appliances and fittings are conducted every 2 years by a licenced electrician. If this has not been done in the last 2 years, it needs to be done as soon as it is practicable.

The residential rental provider must keep a copy of the current Electrical Safety Check, as well as a record of all electrical work performed on the property.

Smoke Alarm Safety

Smoke alarms must be correctly installed, in working condition and tested every 12 months. If they are not working, the residential rental provider must arrange for the smoke alarm to be replaced as an urgent repair.

To see the full list of amendments please visit the Consumer Affairs Page.


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Electrical Inspections You Can Trust

You don’t want to be caught out on March 29, 2021, so complete your electrical safety check today to ensure you are compliant with the new electrical safety laws.

We are experienced electricians and we know what to look for to ensure your property is safe. We know the products on the market that suit the repair needs of various properties and can do minor repairs as we complete the check to make the property compliant (if agreed by the property owner). We are trusted, knowledgeable and flexible.

As well as an Electrical Safety Check Report, you will receive a Certificate of Electrical Safety, which is also submitted to Energy Safe Victoria.

We don’t want anyone to be caught out by these new laws. If you are in need of an electrical safety check, don’t wait! Give us a call or send
us an email and we will be sure to prioritise your properties.

Why choose us?

  • We have been working with rental property owners and real estate agents for many years. We work with you and your tenants to ensure that any electrical work is completed respectfully and efficiently with minimal disruption.
  • We go beyond just getting the necessary licences, we also stay up to date on changes to legislation and technology.
  • We keep you on record and can send you personalised reminders when your property is due for its next electrical safety check and smoke alarm check.
  • We will provide you with a detailed report of the findings from our checks and photos of any issues we identify so you can fully understand the electrical safety issues at your property.
  • If requested, we can complete the repairs during the check if any issues are identified so there is a clear and consistent approach to keeping your property safe, and it continues to meet with code.
  • We are proudly born and raised in Geelong, so we know the ins and outs of all types of local dwellings including the new high rise apartments and Victorian-style homes.

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We don’t want anyone to be caught out by the Rental Tenancy Amendments 2021. To book your electrical safety check or to see our pricing details, fill out our enquiry form!

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