The E3 Program

The E3 Program is managed by the GEMS Regulator in conjunction with the Energy Efficiency Advisory Team (EEAT). Industry and consumer groups participate through the E3 Review Committee and the Air-Conditioner and Commercial Refrigeration Advisory Committee, ACRAC

The GEMS Regulator

The GEMS Regulator is based in the Australian Government’s Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water and is responsible for administering the GEMS Act, maintaining the GEMS register, and monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Act.

Performance of the GEMS Regulator is evaluated through the GEMS Regulator Performance Framework and the Service Charter.

GEMS Service Charter

Administering the E3 Program

The program is administered by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water with continued input from state and territory governments and the New Zealand Government (through the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority).

The Energy Efficiency Advisory Team (EEAT)

The E3 Program is overseen by the Energy Efficiency Advisory Team (EEAT), made up of representatives of Australian, New Zealand, state and territory governments who are signatories to the Inter-Governmental Agreement.  The EEAT recommends actions through the Energy Senior Officials Meeting (ESOM) and subsequently the Energy Ministers' Meeting (EMM) for decisions. 



Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

New Zealand

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

New South Wales

NSW Department of Industry


Energy Safe Victoria


Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Western Australia

Department of Finance Public Utilities Office

South Australia

Department of Energy and Mining 


Tasmanian Climate Change Office

Australian Capital Territory

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development 

Directorate - Environment 

The E3 Review Committee

The E3 Review Committee is a formal advisory group that consults with the E3 Program on issues that affect industry and consumers.


The Australian Industry Group (AI Group)

Energy Efficiency Council

Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)

Energy Networks Association

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturers Association of Australia (AREMA)

Fan Manufacturers Association of Australia and New Zealand (FMAANZ)

Alternative Technology Association (Renew)

Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association of Australia (GAMAA)

Brotherhood of St Lawrence

Good Shepherd Microfinance

Consumer Action Law Centre

Lighting Council Australia (LCA)

Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre

Manufacturing Australia (MA)

Clean Energy Council (CEC)

National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA)

Consumer Electronics Suppliers Association (CESA)

Standards Australia





The Air-Conditioner and Commercial Refrigeration Advisory Committee (ACRAC) functions in an advisory capacity on air conditioner and commercial refrigeration energy efficiency programs. It is not a decision making authority but rather representatives from key stakeholder interests whose role is to inform E3 of their views on any aspect of the regulatory process or proposals.