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AustraliaRegulations and compliance requirements can pose challenges to manufacturers who are venturing overseas. These requirements and regulations are put in place to reduce risks of injury, improve quality of life and ensure fit for use. Most products entering the Australian market must meet the relevant requirements of the authorities depending on the product scope.

You can ensure that your products successfully meet the Australian standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Australia. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access key markets efficiently, reduce risks, while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

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  • Plug Types

    Type I

    Plug I 
  • Electrical Safety

    Regulatory agency

    • Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC)

    Regulations

    • Risk based classification of equipment into 3 levels (Level 3 = High risk, Level 2 = Medium risk and Level 1 = Low risk) with different requirements for each level.*
    • Level 2 and 3 products must comply with safety standards and obtain approval in one of the following ways:
    • Certificate of Approval (CoA) from a State/Territory authority and appropriate marking; or
    • Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) from an accredited Certification Office
    • For Level 1 products, a Certificate of Suitability (CoS) can be obtained. Manufacturers maintain full liability for the product’s safety and adherence to Australian standards.
    • Compliance with AS/NZS and/or IEC standards.

    * New South Wales (NSW) is not participating in the Electrical Equipment Safety System. NSW retains their existing system of Declared / Non-declared classifications and requirements.

    Guidelines

    • A Responsible Supplier, who must be a legally identifiable Australian or New Zealand entity holding an Australian Business Number (ABN), or a New Zealand Inland Revenue Department (IRD) number, is required to register the Level 2 and Level 3 electrical equipment on the National Database**.
    • Test report should be from a test laboratory accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) or another laboratory approved by the regulator.
    • CoA only covers product safety while RCM covers both safety and EMC requirements (where applicable).

    ** CoA or RCM applied in Australia also indicates similar compliance in New Zealand and vice versa.

    Applicable product categories

    • There are 62 classes of electrical items classified as declared articles. Examples include dishwashers, hairdryers, room heaters and sewing machines.
    • A full list of product categories may be found here.
    • To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Australian requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
  • Energy Efficiency

    Regulatory agencies

    • Australian Greenhouse Office & State Agencies*

    * In Australia, energy labelling and MEPS are controlled by State rather than national legislation. There are 4 regulators in Australia – in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.

    Regulations

    • Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) are required for many products.
    • The mandatory Star Rating Label Scheme is required for certain products.

    Guidelines  

    • Online registration applications must be made in the format as prescribed in the applicable Australian Standard.

    Applicable product categories

    • A full list of product categories may be found at here. To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD can support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels. TÜV SÜD test reports are widely accepted and recognised by authorities internationally.
  • Medical Devices

    Regulatory agency

    • Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

    Regulations

    • Manufacturers are required to apply to include devices in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).
    • All manufacturers of Class I (non-sterile and non- measuring) devices need to prepare a DoC and obtain a Certificate of Inclusion in the ARTG.
    • Australian manufacturers of devices that fall in classes other than Class I (non-sterile and non-measuring), and foreign manufacturers of Class III and Class AIMB devices, require a Conformity Assessment Certificate from TGA and a DoC in order to be included in the ARTG.
    • Foreign manufacturers of devices that fall in classes other than the above-mentioned – Class I (non-sterile and non-measuring), Class III and Class AIMD – require conformity assessment evidence from the TGA or an EU Notified Body, and a DoC, in order to be included in the ARTG.

    Guidelines

    • A local representative is required.
    • The classification of a medical device determines the conformity assessment procedures manufacturers can choose to ensure that the device is adequately assessed.
    • Higher classification devices must undergo more stringent conformity assessment procedures than lower classification devices.
    • The conformity assessment procedures have been modelled on those developed by the Global Harmonisation Task Force (GHTF).

    Applicable product categories

    • To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance according to Australian requirements and obtaining the necessary approvals.
  • Telecom

    Regulatory agency

    • Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

    Regulations for Teleco

    • Products are classified into 3 levels depending on the degree of impact non-compliance has on the safety of persons or the integrity of a telecommunications network or facility – Level 1 having limited impact and Level 3 having risk of adverse impact.
    • Manufacturers are required to sign a DoC and hold a product description.
    • Regulated products should also be affixed with the RCM Mark.

    Guidelines

    • A local representative is required to apply to use the RCM Mark.
    • Manufacturers of Level 2 and 3 products are also required to hold a test report or Technical Construction File.
    • The test report for Level 3 products must be from an accredited test laboratory. 

    Applicable product categories

    • A full list of product categories under the telecommunications standards may be found here. To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance according to Australian requirements and obtaining the necessary approvals. Our test reports are widely accepted and recognised by authorities internationally. 
  • Wireless and EMC

    Regulatory agency

    • Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

    Regulations

    • Products are classified into 3 levels depending on the degree of impact of its interfering emissions to devices using the radio frequency spectrum – Level 1 being low impact and Level 3 being highest risk of serious impact.
    • Manufacturers are required to sign a DoC and hold a product description.
    • Regulated products should also be affixed with the RCM Mark.
    • The RCM Mark can also be used to indicate EMC compliance.

    Guidelines

    • A local representative is required to apply to use the RCM Mark.
    • Manufacturers of Level 2 and 3 products are also required to hold a test report or Technical Construction File.
    • The test report for Level 3 products must be from an accredited test laboratory.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance according to Australian requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD can also perform required testing to applicable standards.
     


WHY CHOOSE TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD has the expertise and laboratory infrastructure to support manufacturers in obtaining the necessary approvals and compliance in accordance to the Australia's standards and requirements. TÜV SÜD test reports are accepted for safety approval and recognised by relevant authorities internationally. TÜV SÜD also supports manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

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