Unauthorised version of The Wiring Rules is not safe

15 June 2018


  • Unapproved and unpublished version of AS/NZS 3000:2018 circulating on social media
  • Serious concerns are held about the accuracy of the document
  • Standards Australia will do everything it can to protect Australia’s Wiring Rules

Standards Australia has become aware of a document circulating on social media purporting to be the new edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018, Electrical Installations (known as the Wiring Rules).

This document is not authorised by Standards Australia. Electricians are warned not to use the unauthorised document under any circumstances because it is not safe to do so.

Electrical work in all States and Territories of Australia must be done by licensed practitioners because electricity can take lives. Electrical Standards are developed with the aim of keeping communities safe.

Standards Australia does not know whether the unauthorised document has been tampered with or whether it has been developed to cause harm.  

Standards Australia takes this breach very seriously and will do everything it can to protect the community and its intellectual property rights, including taking legal action against those involved in this breach.

Standards Australia is in the pre-publication stage of a new edition of AS/NZS 3000 and expects to issue a publication date later this month.


Adam Stingemore

Adam Stingemore

General Manager, Engagement and Communications

+61 2 9237 6086