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Consultation RIS: Swimming Pool Pumps

Topic: Swimming Pool Pumps

14 Nov 2016 09:30 AAEDT
20 Jan 2017 17:00 AAEDT

*Now extended to 20 January 2017*

Consultation overview

The Department of the Environment and Energy seeks feedback from businesses and other stakeholders on a consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for swimming pool pumps. The RIS examines proposals to improve the energy efficiency of pool pumps sold in Australia.

Regulatory measures to reduce energy consumption are proposed for Australia only under the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012. New Zealand has decided not to participate in this RIS process.

Key document


We will be holding meetings to discuss the pool pump RIS on the following dates:

  • Melbourne – 29 November 2016, 3:00 pm
  • Adelaide – 1 December 2016, TBC
  • Perth – 2 December 2016, TBC
  • Sydney – 5 December 2016, 5:30 pm
  • Brisbane – 7 December 2016, 5:30 pm.

If you would like to attend a meeting, please let us know by sending an email to

Making a Submission

We invite interested stakeholders to comment on the analysis and proposals contained in the consultation RIS. Measures proposed include Energy Rating Labels and Mnimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for swimming pool pumps. Some guiding questions are presented in the ‘consultation’ chapter.

Submissions should be sent to by 5pm AEDT 20 January 2017 with 'Consultation – Swimming Pool Pumps' in the subject line. We understand summer is a busy period, so let us know if you need more time to complete your submission.

Submissions will be published on the Energy Rating Website. If you do not want your submission to be published, please let us know in writing.

Alternatively, if you don’t have time to write a submission, you can provide some comments on specific issues by using the Department’s online consultation platform