New Electrical Safety Rental Minimum Standard

Rental properties must comply with the electrical safety rental minimum standard that comes into effect from 29 March 2023.

The electrical safety standard requires that rental properties must have modern style switchboards, with circuit breakers and electrical safety switches installed.

The standard applies to rental agreements that:

  • started after 29 March 2021
  • started before 29 March 2021 and rolled over into periodic agreements on or after 29 March 2021.

We encourage rental providers to engage an electrician early to ensure they meet their electrical safety obligations. Rental providers are entitled to ask the electrician questions to help them understand what work is required to meet the rental standard and to ask for a second opinion if unsure.

Electrical Safety Rental Minimum Standard

Date revised: 03 February 2023

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