One in four Australians buy a new television each year.

By law, every television that is sold or supplied within Australia and New Zealand must meet a minimum level of energy efficiency. Each television in a store must also display an Energy Rating Label.

The Energy Rating Label tells you how much energy the television uses per year and gives you a star rating that allows you to compare its efficiency to televisions of the same size.

Is your product regulated?

Find out which GEMS determination or regulatory standard applies to your product

All products covered by energy efficiency regulations must meet certain requirements before they can be supplied or sold in Australia or New Zealand.

Depending on the product, this may include Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), energy rating label requirements or both. There are specific requirements relevant to Australia and New Zealand.

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GEMS Determination


Regulatory requirements

Televisions are subject to both Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and Energy Rating Label requirements in Australia and New Zealand.

Televisions imported for sale are required to meet Tier 2 MEPS and Energy Rating Label requirements. The full technical details for MEPS and ERL are specified in AS/NZS62087.1 and AS/NZS62087.2.2.

Standards are available for purchase from SAI Global or www.standards.co.nz.

Which televisions are covered?

Any display device that is designed for the primary purpose of showing television pictures and is supplied with a television tuner must meet the requirements set out in the relevant standards. This includes multifunction televisions and display devices supplied in modular form with an external television tuner.

Which televisions are excluded?

  • Handheld television sets powered solely from batteries.
  • Television display devices that do not have a television tuner and are not sold in a modular form with an external television tuner.
  • Front or rear projection display devices and televisions.

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The Energy Rating Label on televisions

The Energy Rating Label can give you all the information you need to select the most efficient and lowest cost television (to run) that also meets your needs.


Sample E3 energy rating labels.

Partial image of the E3 energy rating label guide.

Guide: Energy Rating Label

A simple, easy-to-read guide that explains how to interpret the Energy Rating Label and how purchasing a more efficient appliance can save money on energy bills.

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Useful Resources

Visit the Australian Government's energy.gov.au website for useful information like: