In all states and territories of Australia there are electrical safety standards that apply to private sellers (individuals) for both new and second hand equipment that connects to mains power. It is the responsibility of the seller to ensure their product being offered for sale complies with the electrical safety standards applicable to them for the state in which they reside.

Individuals supplying or offering to supply second-hand electrical equipment must be aware of the legal obligations imposed on them under electricity safety legislation. If an item advertised is being advertised as “used” and unless stated otherwise, then it should be assumed that the items has not been tested for safety.

Further information (not exhaustive, and believed to be correct at the time of writing this) can be found at the following links: VIC | NSW | ACT | QLD | NT | TAS | SA | WA


An advertised product may not have been manufactured by a qualified individual or company, therefore could contain electrical circuits that do not necessarily comply with Australian Standards. Sellers understand that they may be liable to repercussions in the event of equipment failure. By advertising and selling this product, the seller agrees that they solely liable, and the publisher of this website takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from, whether directly or indirectly, any accident that may happen as a result of the failure of the product being sold. If in doubt, seek the services of a qualified electrician to inspect the product to ensure it is safe for use.

Last Updated 8th April 2024