The following provides a summary overview of Australia’s regulations and compliance system.

Australia

How UL Can Help You

UL can help you with any or all of the following to achieve compliance:

  • Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine compliance
  • Assist in completion of applications and other required forms
  • Test in our accredited labs or your qualified facilities to issue CB Test Report and Certificate with applicable national differences and other test reports for wireless, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Handle entire submittal process including working with local testing and certification organizations
  • Arrange for initial factory inspections that are required before certification issuance
  • Coordinate verification testing on qualified products as needed
  • Facilitate and expedite project progress with support of UL’s local team and/or partner
  • Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
  • User manual translation service when needed
Marks/Certifications
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Mandatory/Voluntary CoA: Mandatory CoC: Voluntary Validity Period of Certification 5 years Certification Organization UL New Zealand
Safety CB test report/certificate accepted EMC Not applicable
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Mandatory/Voluntary Mandatory Validity Period of Certification No expiration Certification Organization Manufacturer’s self-declaration
EMC CB test report/certificate or 3rd party EMC test report acceptedAdditional Requirements Local representative
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Mandatory/Voluntary Voluntary Validity Period of Certification 5 years Certification Organization Manufacturer’s self-declaration
Safety CB test report/certificate accepted EMC CB test report/certificate or 3rd party EMC test report accepted Additional Requirements Local representative Certificate of Approval (CoA) or Certificate of Compliance (CoC) may also be required
Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to the following:

  • Information technology equipment
  • Audio and video equipment
  • Household and similar use appliances
  • Lighting products
  • Electric tools
  • Medical devices
  • Laboratory, test and measurement equipment
  • Low-voltage electrical equipment
  • Electrical wires and cables
  • Switches for circuits, installation protective and connection devices
  • Telecommunication terminal equipment
Marks/Certifications
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Mandatory/Voluntary Mandatory SDoC (Suppliers Declaration of Conformity)If the local representative is the member of Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) or Truck Industry Council (TIC) and the equipment is supplied as an integral part of a vehicle, it is exempt from the procedure. Authority/Regulatory Body Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Marking of Certification Logo or Number Required? Yes – Need permission to use the C-Tick Mark Validity Period of Certification No expiration
Local Representative Required? Yes (Supplier Code is also required) Specific User Manual Requirements? No End Product Testing Required When Using an Approved RF Module?* No specific regulations RF Performance Testing Required? Yes, FCC / R&TTE-D test report is acceptable. Can vary based on product specification, some equipment may need additional testing. Even when submitting FCC and/or R&TTE-D test reports the device must comply with AS (Australian Standard). *This may vary based on product specification.
Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to those that contain the following radio/wireless technologies

  • Bluetooth
  • Keyless systems
  • Wireless LAN
  • WiMax
  • UMTS
  • GSM
  • LTE
  • ANT/ANT+
  • ZigBee

*Requirement may be different depending on the product scope. For details, please contact us.

Marks/Certifications
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Mandatory/Voluntary Mandatory Certification Organization E3 Committee
Testing Option Non-designated first or third-party laboratory
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Mandatory/Voluntary Mandatory
Certification Organization E3 Committee
Testing Option Non-designated first or third-party laboratory
Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to the following: Minimum energy performance standard:

  • External power supplies
  • Set top boxes
  • Televisions

Energy rating label:

  • Televisions

 

Additional Information

News Update – RCM Key Dates: March 01, 2013: New suppliers to market must use RCM mark in place of C-Tick or A-Tick and register on National Database. September 01, 2013: All in-scope electrical equipment sold in an EESS jurisdiction must have the Responsible Supplier registered on the National Database. Level 2 and Level 3 in-scope electrical equipment model references must also be registered on the National Database. Documentary evidence required to be available for Level 1 in-scope electrical equipment. March 01, 2016: All in-scope electrical equipment sold in an EESS jurisdiction, or required to be labelled under ACMA (or RSM) labelling notices must be marked with the RCM mark in place of Electrical Safety Approval number, C-Tick or A-Tick.  All Responsible Suppliers must be registered on the National Database. Note: The ACMA require that a Responsible Supplier is registered on the National Database before new equipment is marked with the RCM mark in place of the C-Tick or A-Tick marks. Please note the information presented above represents a general overview and may not contain the most up-to-date information since regulatory requirements are changing frequently.

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