The Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Bill 2012 was passed by the Australian Parliament on 13 September 2012. The GEMS legislation commenced in Australia on 1 October 2012 and does not change the way Australian and New Zealand governments work together under the E3 Program to harmonise MEPS and labelling between the two countries.
A new and updated October version of the Suppliers User Guide has step by step instructions on how to upgrade existing registrations and start new applications.
Please note that the upgrade facility for existing Australian registrations to be transferred to the Australian GEMS Regulator will be available from 1 December 2012. Registrants who hold current Australian state-approved registrations will have until 1 April 2013 for NSW registrations and 1 October 2013 for all other state registrations to transfer their existing registrations to the national system.
Fact sheets and Frequently Asked Questions
Key Changes to the E3 Program under the National GEMS Legislation
How to upgrade an Applicant to GEMS
How to upgrade a registered product to GEMS
Registration fees under GEMS legislation
National GEMS Legislation – Legal Instruments
E3 Program and GEMS Compliance Policy
E3 Information Handling Policy (Australia)
Interim Fee Concession for Electric Motors Registration Applications