Updated Wiring Rules to be published this year

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An update to the Standards Australia AS/NZ3000 is expected to be published later this year.

As transitioning from one edition of the Wiring Rules to the next may have an impact on compliance requirements for an electrical installation.

To allow a smooth transition, the enforcement date for the new edition of the Wiring Rules will be six months after the publication date of the standard.

The exceptions listed below will allow the 2007 Wiring Rules to be applied even after the enforcement date:

  • Electrical work commenced prior to the publication date of the new standard where the project will continue beyond the enforcement date.
  • Electrical work quoted for prior to the publication date of the new standard and for which a contract has been awarded and the project may continue beyond the enforcement date.
  • Electrical work costed and designed prior to the publication date for projects such as shopping complexes

The Electrical Safety Office will announce the enforcement commencement date and further transitional arrangements for the New Wiring Rules once they are finalized by Standards Australia.

A short film summarizing the transition arrangements can be viewed here.

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