The Wiring Rules transition arrangements


Wednesday, 16 August, 2017


The new edition of AS/NZS Wiring Rules (AS/NZS 3000) is expected to be published later this year.

Transitioning from one edition of the Wiring Rules to the next can impact on the compliance requirements for an electrical installation.

The Queensland Electrical Safety Office has announced that in order to enable a smooth transition the enforcement date for the new edition of the Wiring Rules will be six months after the publication date of the standard. For example, if the new standard is published in December 2017 the enforcement date will be July 2018.

The following exceptions will allow the 2007 Wiring Rules to be applied beyond the enforcement date:

  • Electrical work commenced prior to the publication date of the new standard where the project will continue beyond the enforcement date.
  • Electrical work quoted for prior to the publication date of the new standard and for which a contract has been awarded and the project may continue beyond the enforcement date.
  • Electrical work costed and designed prior to the publication date for projects such as shopping complexes and large residential and industrial buildings that may not commence construction until after the enforcement date.
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