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Have your say

We are committed to achieving the Equipment Energy Efficiency Program objectives of improving energy efficiency and reducing energy costs for consumers and businesses. To do this we undertake continual improvement of our program through: 

  • regular review of existing legislation and requirements 
  • revision and development of new energy efficiency standards and regulations. 

Consultations with community and industry stakeholders are a vital part of our review and development processes. The consultations we undertake ensure any proposed changes to Determinations are feasible, effective, and will deliver tangible benefits for consumers and businesses. 

Depending on the nature of the project, we may undertake consultations through: 

  • public forums 
  • invitations for formal submissions 
  • our online consultation hub. 

We value your knowledge and experiences and would appreciate you sharing them with us. Your input can help shape our energy efficiency requirements and continually improve our program and projects. 

Check the list of open consultations below for opportunities to get involved. 

Have your say on open consultations

Previous consultations


Proposed Lighting Regulations

In 2022 we are consulting on lighting regulatory options, including draft determinations on LED and incandescent lamps being released as part of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012 (GEMS Act).

You can now provide feedback on key questions relating to the proposed determinations and share your ideas on improving lighting energy efficiency in Australia. Your feedback will help us to finalise the regulatory approaches taken to improve lighting energy efficiency. We want to let you know about the proposed changes to lighting requirements and hear how these changes may affect you.

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Equipment Energy Efficiency Program: GEMS lighting determinations due to expire in 2023

We are consulting on 2 lighting determinations under the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012 (GEMS Act) that are due to expire on 1 April 2023:

  • Transformers and electronic step-down converters for extra low voltage (ELV) lamps
  • Ballasts for fluorescent lamps.

We have reviewed the effectiveness and efficiency of these determinations.

Please let us know if you have comments or data on either of these products that could be used to improve the review. Your feedback will help us decide if the determinations should expire, be renewed unchanged or be revised.

Determinations identified as suitable for revision may undergo a regulation impact statement process.

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Televisions, computer monitors and digital signage issues paper

We are seeking submissions and comments on minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and labelling requirements for:

  • televisions
  • computer monitors
  • digital signage displays
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Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Energy Minimum Standards (Clothes Washing Machines) Determination 2022: exposure draft

We are inviting feedback on an exposure draft of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Clothes Washing Machines) Determination 2022.

The draft determination introduces updated Australian and New Zealand standards for clothes washing machines. This includes new low level Minimum Energy Performance Standards.

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