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Approved electrical articles register 

In New South Wales certain appliances and equipment (known as declared articles) must be approved by NSW Fair Trading or by an approved equivalent, carry the appropriate approval mark and comply with the relevant safety standard to enable the product to be sold.

The remaining appliances and equipment (known as non-declared articles) must comply with minimum safety requirements contained in Australian Standard AS/NZS 3820:1998 as amended. Declared appliances and equipment certified by schemes administered by other States and Territories and external authorised approval schemes are recognised by New South Wales.

This register, which is maintained by NSW Fair Trading, records information relating to approvals for declared and non declared electrical articles including:

  • the name of the approval holder
  • description of the model to which the approval relates
  • the date of the approval
  • the duration of the approval
  • the model reference code for the model concerned
  • any modifications to the model approval granted by the Director-General.

In New South Wales, NSW Fair Trading administers the provisions of the Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 and the Electricity (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2006 which covers the sale of mains supplied electrical appliances and equipment.

IMPORTANT: It should be noted that the information contained in this register relates to articles approved by NSW Fair Trading.

View a list of other Regulators and recognised external approval schemes and links to their registers.


NSW Fair Trading's privacy policy contains important information. It is very important that you read it. You will be taken to have accepted that policy (even if you do not follow that link) if you access any page in Fair Trading’s website.

The information contained in this register is restricted to that information which NSW Fair Trading is currently required to maintain under Electricity (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2006.

Consequently, NSW Fair Trading disclaims all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs which you might incur as a result of using information in the register, or for it being inaccurate or incomplete in any way, and for any reason.

To check the approved electrical articles register, please use the 'Start check' button below. For further information and assistance, contact NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20 Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm. Or email us at


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