Global Market Access: Australia

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
​Voltage 230V (Single Phase); 415V (Three Phase)
​Frequency 50Hz
​Manual Language English
​Plug Type I

Australia Conformity Requirements

CATEGORIES

Electrical Safety

REGULATORY AGENCY

Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC)

REGULATIONS

  • Risk based classification of equipment into 3 levels (Level 3 = High risk, Level 2 = Medium risk and Level 1 = Low risk) with different requirements for each level.
  • Level 3 certificates are Certificates of Conformity (CoC)
  • Level 1 and 2 certificates are Certificates of Suitability (CoS)
  • Must certify to Equipment Safety Rules and AS/NZS 4417.2
  • All Level 1, 2, or 3 electrical equipment must be marked with the RCM and should be placed in accordance with AS/NZS 4417.1

GUIDELINES

  • A Responsible Supplier, who must be a legally identifiable Australian or New Zealand entity holding an Australian Business Number (ABN), or a New Zealand Inland Revenue Department (IRD) number, is required to register the Level 2 and Level 3 electrical equipment on the National Database (www.erac.gov.au).
  • Test Reports should be:
    • Accredited reports with ILAC
    • CB reports accompanied by a CB certificate

Applicable Product Categories

There are 64 classes of electrical items classified as declared articles. Examples include dishwashers, hairdryers, room heaters and sewing machines.
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Australian requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

Telecom

REGULATORY AGENCY

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

REGULATIONS

  • The TLN recognises two risk levels:
    • Non-high-risk (non-compliance may have adverse consequences)
    • High-risk (non-compliance may have serious adverse consequences)
  • Each risk level specifies the evidence a supplier must obtain to demonstrate the product complies with the applicable ACMA technical standard.
  • Testing of telecommunications products:
    Non-high risk – testing can be conducted by any testingvbody or in-house test facility High-risk – testing must be conducted by an accredited testing body/recognised testing authority (RTA).
  • The TLN identifies two forms of labels: the compliance label—the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) the non-compliance label.

GUIDELINES

  1. Identify the applicable labelling notice
  2. Identify the applicable technical standards and the testing requirements
  3. Demonstrate product compliance
  4. Complete a Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and maintain compliance records
  5. Register as a “responsible supplier”
  6. Label the product

Applicable Product Categories

A full list of product categories under the telecommunications standards may be found at https://www.acma.gov.au/Industry/Suppliers/Regulatory-arrangements/Telecommunications-customer-equipment-and-cabling/telecommunications-standards-list
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Australian requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners can also perform required testing to applicable standards.

Wireless

REGULATORY AGENCY

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

REGULATIONS

The RLN recognises three compliance levels:

  • Compliance level 1 (low-risk device)
  • Compliance level 2 (medium-risk device)
  • Compliance level 3 (high-risk device).

Testing of radiocommunications products:

  • Compliance level 2/medium-risk — testing can be conducted by any testing body or in-house test facility
  • Compliance level 3/high-risk — testing must be conducted by an accredited testing body.

Labelling:

  • The RLN requires a supplier of specified radiocommunications products to apply a compliance label to a product to indicate whether the product complies with mandatory technical standards.

GUIDELINES

  1. Identify the applicable labelling notice
  2. Identify the applicable technical standards and the testing requirements
  3. Demonstrate product compliance
  4. Complete a Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and maintain compliance records
  5. Register as a “responsible supplier”
  6. Label the product

EMC

REGULATORY AGENCY

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

REGULATIONS

The RLN recognises three compliance levels:

  • Compliance level 1 (low-risk device)
  • Compliance level 2 (medium-risk device)
  • Compliance level 3 (high-risk device).

Testing of products subject to an EMC standard:

  • Low- and medium-risk device — testing can be conducted by any testing body or in-house test facility
  • High-risk device — testing must be conducted by an accredited testing body.

Labelling:

  • The EMC LN requires a supplier of products (other than low-risk devices) subject to the EMC regulatory arrangements to apply a compliance label to a product before it can be supplied to the Australian market.
    Labelling of low-risk devices is optional.

GUIDELINES

  1. Identify the applicable labelling notice
  2. Identify the applicable technical standards and the testing requirements
  3. Demonstrate product compliance
  4. Complete a Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and maintain compliance records
  5. Register as a “responsible supplier”
  6. Label the product

Applicable Product Categories

A full list of product categories under radiocommunications standards may be found at https://www.acma.gov.au/Industry/Suppliers/Regulatory-arrangements/Radiocommunications-devices/radiocommunications-standards-list
A full list of product categories under EMC standards may be found https://www.acma.gov.au/-/media/Technical-Regulation-Development/Regulation/pdf/EMC_Standards_List.pdf?la=en
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Australian requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners can also perform required testing to applicable standards.

Energy Efficiency

REGULATORY AGENCY

Australian Greenhouse Office & State Agencies*

REGULATIONS

Energy efficiency:

  • Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) are required for many products.
  • The mandatory Star Rating Label Scheme is required for certain products.

GUIDELINES

  • Online registration applications must be made in the format as prescribed in the applicable Australian Standard.

Applicable Product Categories

A full list of product categories may be found at www.energyrating.gov.au/for-industry/regulation-information-for-industry/product-list/
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Australian requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

* In Australia, energy labelling and MEPS are controlled by State rather than national legislation. There are 4 regulators in Australia – in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.

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