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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Technically a caravan is considered an appliance in Victoria so no, you donít need to be licensed to do anything to them - ESV (Energy Safe Victoria) generally donít want to know about anything thatís not hardwired to the mains. There is also no safety checks required on wiring or gas in Vic to register a van - itís just treated as any other trailer. As long as the rear lights work, thatís pretty much it...

    Having said that, I would strongly recommend using a Licensed Electrician to do the work, but I would say that wouldnít I.

    While changing an inlet on a van is pretty easy to do, would the DIYíer then check the health of the rest of the vans wiring after completing the work? I would.

    As for transportable buildings, they are almost exclusively hard wired in Victoria so needs to be done by a Sparky and all wiring up to the applicable Standards - thereís about 3 of them that these fall under. Also need to be elec tested when on sites too, so Iíd put them in a whole different category.

    The comment regarding not using licensed people to wire up vans is correct - they pay their labourís to do it. Most new vans wiring wouldnít pass inspection if this was required - Iíve seen some pretty ordinary work.


    To obtain a Victorian Roadworthy Certificate for our Motorhome in Victoria early last year, we were required to have an Electrical Safety Certificate for the 240 volt wiring, and a Gas Safety Certificate for the LPG works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mick88 View Post
    To obtain a Victorian Roadworthy Certificate for our Motorhome in Victoria early last year, we were required to have an Electrical Safety Certificate for the 240 volt wiring, and a Gas Safety Certificate for the LPG works.

    Cheers, Mick.
    That's interesting - might be different requirements for a motor home as it needs a RWC whereas a trailer doesn't?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mick88 View Post
    To obtain a Victorian Roadworthy Certificate for our Motorhome in Victoria early last year, we were required to have an Electrical Safety Certificate for the 240 volt wiring, and a Gas Safety Certificate for the LPG works.

    Cheers, Mick.
    I have never heard of such a thing. Is it a fresh import from UK/USA ? they do the crazy gas caper on imported caravans as we don't have the aussie standards label on them (obviously they aren't the identical LPG appliances sold everywhere else in the world ........... but not fitted iwth the aussies standards tags ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    I have never heard of such a thing. Is it a fresh import from UK/USA ? they do the crazy gas caper on imported caravans as we don't have the aussie standards label on them (obviously they aren't the identical LPG appliances sold everywhere else in the world ........... but not fitted iwth the aussies standards tags ).
    No, Iíve seen it - a locally built bus conversion, registered as a motor home.


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    As a follow up to this thread I recently emailed Vicroads and asked the question if a Gas and Electrical Safety Certificate are required for a RWC and I received the following reply today.
    They also attached a copy of the Vehicle Standards for Motorhome Conversions.


    "Thank you for enquiring about motorhomes.

    When performing a roadworthy inspection a licenced vehicle tester will ask for evidence any gas or 240 volt electrical system comply with Australian Standards and are certified.

    These standards are set out in Vehicle Standards Information 5 Conversion of Vehicles to Motor Homes. (attached)"

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    This extract below is from the attached Vehicle Standards Form:


    Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Installations All gas operated appliances installations must comply with the applicable requirements of Australian Standard AS 5601 Ė Gas Installations. In addition any specific installation requirements specified by the appliance manufacturer, such as ventilation, and minimum clearance requirements, must be complied with.

    Electrical Installations Electrical installations must comply with Australian Standards AS Ė 3001 Electrical Installations Ė Movable premises (including caravans) and their site installations.

    Cheers, Mick.




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    Quote Originally Posted by pop058 View Post
    A question for the Licensed Electricians. I believe I know the answer but would like to hear it from someone WITH a ticket. On a caravan FB page I was reading about replacing the mains input point on their van. The usual suspects said "just do it ". After some discussion on legalities, someone stated that a license was not required to perform 240V work on caravans and transportable buildings in Victoria (at least).

    Can anyone clarify ??
    There you go POP058
    MICK88 has just got it in writing from VicRoads
    My interpretation is that you must use a licensed electrician to do electrical work as per the Australian/New Zealand standards
    And also that Victoria is part of Australia 240V electrical work in Vans(the teachers at school didnít bull****) who operate under the same rules as the rest of us

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