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Dishwashers have become a modern convenience that many households cannot live without. While these appliances are a great help, they also consume both electricity and water, adding to household energy and utility bills and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Determination for dishwashers assists consumers to choose energy-efficient models and as a result, reduce the energy consumption and emissions impact of these appliances.

At a Glance 


Minimum Energy Performance Standards  

Energy Rating Label  

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Dishwashers) Determination 2015




In Australia, this product is regulated under the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012. 

In New Zealand, the relevant legislation is the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Regulations 2002. Visit the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority website for more information.  

What products are covered?

Dishwashers that are ordinarily supplied and used for household or similar purposes are covered by the Determination.

The Determination only covers machines that clean, rinse and dry dishware, glassware, cutlery and (in some cases) cooking utensils, by chemical, mechanical, thermal and/or electric means.

Refer to section 5 of the Determination for more details. 

Technical requirements

For technical requirements regarding dishwashers, including testing requirements, review the relevant Determination and standards.


The following standards are referenced in this Determination and are available for purchase from Standards Australia.

  • AS/NZS 2007.1:2005 Performance of household electrical appliances – Dishwashers – Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption.
  • AS/NZS 2007.2:2005 Performance of household electrical appliances – Dishwashers  Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements. 

The versions of the standards that apply are the versions that existed on 31 October 2015, when the Determination came into force.

Minimum Energy Performance Standards   

There are no Minimum Energy Performance Standards for dishwashers.

Testing your product  

Your product must be tested in accordance with the requirements contained in section 2 of AS/NZS 2007.2:2005, subject to the modifications outlined in subsection 7 (3) of the Determination

Labelling Requirements

When supplying (or offering to supply) dishwashers in a retail store, an Energy Rating Label must be placed on any dishwashers on display.

The Energy Rating Label must be placed on the upper front of the dishwasher or any display front. The Energy Rating Label must not be obscured.

For more information on the labelling and communication requirements for this product, see section 7 and Schedule 2 of the Determination.

Visit the Labelling page for general labelling information and resources.

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