What suppliers need to know

This short video helps suppliers of products regulated for energy efficiency in Australia understand how the E3 Program affects them.


If you are an importer, manufacturer or supplier of products that are regulated for energy efficiency in Australia there are legal requirements that you must meet.

On this page, you’ll find information about:

  • The legislation that gives rise to your legal obligations;
  • The steps involved in registering a product;
  • The GEMS Regulator’s compliance and monitoring program, and what it means for you; and
  • A list of products detailing which ones need to be registered.

Registration Database

Suppliers can use the registration database to view all products that are registered under the GEMS Act.


On 1 October 2012, the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012 came into effect, creating a national framework for product energy efficiency in Australia.


Products regulated for energy efficiency in Australia and New Zealand must be registered and meet a number of legal requirements before they can be sold or offered for supply.


The compliance and monitoring program involves assisting responsible parties to understand the requirements of the GEMS Act; monitoring compliance with the requirements; and actively pursuing those who contravene the Act.


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Search the Registration database

Use the registration database to view and compare all products that are registered under the GEMS Act.

Registration database

Online Calculator

Compare the energy efficiency of fridges, televisions and computer monitors, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, and air conditioners.

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Download the Light Bulb Saver app

Learn how choosing more efficient light bulbs can save you money – download the free Light Bulb Saver app now on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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