Electrical Safety checks

Do I require an electrical safety check? If so, when?

Rental providers have certain responsibilities for electrical safety. Electrical appliances need to be regularly checked and maintained. Rental providers need to make sure that the appliances are working safely.

Rental providers who enter into a new agreement after 29 March 2021, or have a fixed term agreement of more than five years which rolls over into a periodic tenancy after 29 March 2021, must ensure that:

  • Electrical safety checks are conducted every two years, and
  • if an electrical safety check has not been conducted within the last 2 years at the time the renter occupies the premises, the rental provider must arrange an electrical safety check as soon as possible.

If the rental provider entered into the rental agreement before 29 March 2021, the rental provider is still responsible for maintaining the safety of the premises. Energy Safe Victoria recommends that electrical safety checks be undertaken every two years.


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