plus Created with Sketch. ! arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up Asset 9Asset 7Asset 2 Group 2 Created with Sketch. Rectangle 11 Copy 4 Created with Sketch. Asset 6 close Asset 5 Asset 20 arrow Created with Sketch. edit Group Created with Sketch. Shape Asset 10 instagram linkedin Asset 8 menu send-2 Created with Sketch. Asset 3 pin Asset 14 search share Asset 15Asset 16Asset 19 twitter Asset 11

Wiring rules amendment and battery install standard update

Updated 30 April

The Wiring Rules, AS/NZS 3000:2018 amendment 1, have been published by Standards Australia. The amendment calls up the battery install standard AS/NZS 5139:2019, which means that it will soon be mandatory across all states and territories that have not already mandated it.

Check the table below for dates.

State/TerritoryDate
ACTAS/NZS 5139:2019 will become mandatory on 31 July 2020.
NSWAS/NZS 5139:2019 became mandatory on 11 April 2020.
NTAS/NZS 5139:2019 will become mandatory on 31 July 2020.
QLDAS/NZS 5139:2019 will become mandatory on 31 July 2020.
SAAS/NZS 5139:2019 will become mandatory on 31 July 2020.
TAS

AS/NZS 5139:2019 became mandatory on 11 January 2020.

For more information, visit the Consumer, Building and Occupational Services website.

VIC

AS/NZS 5139:2019 became mandatory on 6 December 2019.

For more information, visit the Energy Safe Victoria website.

WAAS/NZS 5139:2019 will become mandatory on 15 August 2020
NZThe citation of AS/NZS 5139:2019 requires regulatory amendment. There is currently no program of amendment under action.
However, the WorkSafe NZ considers this standard to be in the scope of all reasonably practicable steps.

Installers and designers should check with their state electrical regulator and network service providers for more information.

This means that installers installing batteries must begin to familiarise themselves with the new battery install standard, AS/NZS 5139:2019. You can purchase standards from these websites.

Accredited installers and CEC members can log in to the website and check out a range of videos and other documents to help them read the standard.

LOG IN