Level 3 – Electrical Equipment

All Level 3 in-scope electrical equipment offered for sale must be registered by a Responsible Supplier with the EESS and be marked with the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) in accordance with AS/NZS 4417.1. Only Responsible Suppliers who are registered can sell in-scope Level 2 equipment. Registration of Level 3 equipment will attract a registration fee.

Mandatory registration of Level 3 equipment

To sell in-scope Level 3 equipment in EESS participating jurisdictions the following is required:

1. The Responsible Supplier is registered in the EESS Registration Database.

1.1 Responsible Suppliers must provide a declaration that all equipment they are supplying meets relevant standards and is electrically safe (for more information to become a Responsible Supplier see here).

1.2 Register all Level 3 equipment (or families of equipment) on the EESS Registration Database.

1.3 Provide an Electrical Equipment Declaration Level 3 which confirms:

i. The Level 3 equipment has a valid and current Certificate of Conformity issued by a recognised certifier and listed in the EESS Certification Database before it can be registered.

ii. The equipment meets relevant standards and is electrically safe.
Note: There is an exemption from registration for plugs, cords and plug/cord/connectors (cord sets) sold as an integral part of other equipment). However, current, valid Certificates of Conformity must be held by the responsible supplier.

2. Pay the required registration fee. For the current fee schedule click here.

3. The Level 3 equipment is marked with the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) in accordance with the requirements listed in AS/NZS 4417.1 & AS/NZS 4417.2. For more information on labelling of items with the RCM click here.

Highly Recommended

Although a Compliance Folder is only mandatory for Level 2 equipment, it is highly recommended the Responsible Supplier maintains a Compliance Folder for Level 3 equipment.

Level 3 equipment can be registered for a period of 1, 2 or 5 years starting at the date of registration.

The EESS Registration Database will generate a unique searchable identifier number (Equipment Number) with the following format: first digit the letter “E” followed by a 10 digit number (e.g.: E1234567890), which may assist you in keeping track of equipment registrations.

If the Certificate of Conformity for the Level 3 equipment expires, its registration will also expire regardless of any remaining time of registration. To continue using any remaining time on the registration for that Level 3 equipment, the Certificate of Conformity must be renewed, and then the registration for that Level 3 equipment must be manually updated by the Responsible Supplier in the EESS Registration Database.

More information

Additional information on registering Level 3 equipment and manually updating Level 3 equipment can be found in the Registration Applicant Guide.

Important Notice

Registration of in-scope Level 2 or 3 electrical equipment as Level 1 is not permitted and could result in penalties.