Video: What suppliers need to know
How the E3 Program affects suppliers of products regulated for energy efficiency in Australia.
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If you're an importer, manufacturer or supplier of products regulated for energy efficiency in Australia, there are legal requirements 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.
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.
Search the Registration Database
Use the registration database to view and compare all products registered under the GEMS Act.
Energy Rating Calculator
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The Energy Rating Label
The E3 Program oversees labelling to ensure consumers have information on the energy efficiency of a product. Products are labelled so that the information is available at the point-of-sale.
This allows consumers to take into account how much an appliance will cost to run, when deciding which model to buy.
Using the label online and in advertising
Selling, supplying or advertising appliances? Learn how to use the Energy Rating Icon on your website and in advertisements.
How to use the Energy Rating Label
Learn how to use the Energy Rating Label to compare the energy efficiency and running costs of models.