By Neil Fraser, Deputy Director ESV
In July, Standards Australia announced
that the 2018 edition of AS/NZS
3000:2018, Electrical Installations
(known as the Wiring Rules) has been
published in Australia and New Zealand.
The new standard, created through
collaboration between industry and
government, has now been published with
key updates in important areas, such as
main switches, residual current devices
(RCDs) and DC wiring systems.
Standards Australia’s General
Manager, Strategy and Public Affairs, Adam
Stingemore said he was pleased with the
2018 edition of the Wiring Rules, because
compliance with standards in the electrical
sector was a key element of safety in the
community and industry.
“Electrical standards are an important
part of the industry. The technology and
recognised best practice change over time,
so it is important that we have appropriate
standards for practitioners," he said.
This release has become even more
critical in recent days, following illegal
activity that has resulted in an unauthorised
pre-publication draft of the new standard
being uploaded and circulated on social
“As this is not an official Standards
Australia publication, it is extremely
important that licensed practitioners do
not use this ‘pirated’ document, as it is
simply not accurate, it is uncontrolled,
and able to be edited by anyone," Mr
“Anyone who thinks they are covered
by using this document may be putting
employees, customers and community
lives at risk, not to mention their own lives
and livelihoods. Our primary concern is the
safety of the community and practitioners,”
Mr Stingemore said.
Standards Australia cautioned all
users to access only the official Standards
Australia publication through official
channels. The new standard is available
in Australia from SAI Global.
If you have any queries, contact
ESV’s Electrical technical assistance line
on (03) 9207 9700 and select option 2, or
30 years at
By David Ranger,
Internal Communications Advisor
We caught up with Loc Voung who recently
celebrated 30 years at ESV. Dedicated service to all Victorians: Loc Voung
receives a special gift from Head of Regulatory
Assurance, Brett Fox.
What year did you start working with us?
I joined State Electricity Commission Victoria
(SECV) in 1988, before ESV was established in
2005. What do you enjoy about coming
to work at ESV?
I enjoy the friendly interactions with
colleagues and my peers in the industry.
What job did you do when you started at
I started here as an electrical engineer, and
joined he regulatory division of SECV in 1991 as
a member of a working group developing six sets
of electricity safety legislation. In 2005, I became
the Senior Network Safety Engineer with ESV. What's your fondest memory of working?
I don’t know if I have one to be considered
the fondest! Maybe too many… Could it be the
day we started a long working day with Kentucky
Fried Chicken and champagne finishing up in
the late evening with pizza and red wine in the
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