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Battery install standard mandated in Tasmania and Victoria

The state electrical regulator in Tasmania is about to mandate, and the regulator in Victoria has already mandated, the use of battery install standard AS/NZS 5139:2019.

Tasmania

AS/NZS 5139:2019 will become mandatory tomorrow, 11 January 2020. This date is three months after the publication of the standard. For more information, visit the Consumer, Building and Occupational Services website.

Victoria

On 23 December Energy Safe Victoria announced the release of Electrical Safety (General) Regulations 2019. The new requirements are enforceable from 6 December 2019 and reference AS/NZS 5139. For more information, visit the Energy Safe Victoria website.

What happens now

These changes mean that installers who are installing batteries in these states will need to refer to AS/NZS 5139:2019 when installing batteries. A copy of the standard can be purchased from these online stores.