Following the successful implementation of the Electronic Lodgement of Notices with over 95% of electrical notices now lodged electronically, Western Power has been advised by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, that a full transition to Electronic Lodgement will commence on 1 July 2019, commencing with the phasing out of paper Preliminary notices.
Important dates to remember
- Preliminary Notices must be lodged electronically from 1 July 2019
- Notices of Completion must be lodged electronically from 1 October 2019
- Electrical Safety Certificates paper forms can be used until current stocks are exhausted
What this means
Western Power will not be able to accept any Preliminary Notice or Notice of Completion received in paper format, with a certification date on or after the dates above. The certification date is the date the notice is signed by the Nominee.
To ensure a smooth transition, Western Power recommends that any Electrical Contractors using paper, change to Electronic Lodgement using eNotice, as soon as possible.
Tips to avoid delays to network services – for paper notice users
If you are planning work that requires a Western Power appointment, which is likely to be completed on or after 1 October 2019, Western Power recommends that you lodge your Preliminary Notice electronically, using eNotice. This will ensure the (Preliminary) Notice number used to request the service, matches the Notice of Completion number, required to complete the service.
Information on eNotice setup including video tutorials are available on the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Building and Energy website.