Safety Switch Compliance

Under the Electrical Safety Act 2002 Rental properties are required by law to have safety switches installed on all power circuits.

Whilst there is no legislation requiring the testing of safety switches there is a recommendation from the Electrical Safety Office and Australian Standards to test them regularly.

Rental Properties: must have a safety installed by the owner for power points within 6 months of the agreement

Buying a property: if you buy a property without a safety switch you must install a safety switch for the power circuits within three months of a property transfer. This applies to any transfer of domestic properties

Selling a property: Establish a safety switch is installed for power circuits. This must be declared on the standard sales contract and Form 24 Property Transfer

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