News & Views

13th January 2021

Electrical lineworkers licensed for the first time in Victoria

More than 2,000 electrical lineworkers (including cable jointers) have signed up to receive their first lineworker licence under Energy Safe Victoria’s (ESV) new licensing regime, which commenced on 1 January 2021.

The new regime is part of a four year, $2.5 million commitment from the Victorian Government to support workplace safety for lineworkers. This replaces the existing voluntary registration system, making the lineworkers’ licensing requirements consistent with electricians.

ESV will administer and enforce the lineworker licensing regime, with greater regulatory oversight as a result of its new commission structure, which also commenced on 1 January 2021.

Download the ESV media release here