The potential benefits are:
- quicker, more convenient and cheaper than completion and delivery of paper forms;
- better quality of information and less rework for everyone;
- accessible via mobile devices for on-site submission;
- copying of previous notices and safety certificates for repeat work;
- ability to submit copies to all relevant parties (if customer details are provided); and
- eNotice keeps a record of previously lodged notices and certificates for viewing at a later date.
No. A paper notice is no longer required to be submitted if an eNotice has been lodged.
Yes. You have the choice of either paper or eNotice lodgement.
The intention is to eventually phase out the use of paper forms completely but a timescale has not yet been decided.
There are no additional fees for using eNotice. The cost to Building and Energy of running eNotice is recovered through licence fees, similar to the cost of paper forms.
First, you need to register as a user of the system. Go to eNotice, click ‘Register’ and follow the prompts.
All electricity network operators in Western Australia and Building and Energy.
All customers (owner/occupier or builder) for whom the work is carried out.
The Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 requires electrical contractors to retain a copy of all lodged notices for five years. This applies equally to both paper forms and eNotices.
Go to eNotice, click ‘Register’ and follow the prompts.
Contact Building and Energy on 6251 2000 .
Contact Building and Energy on 6251 2000.
Check that your email address matches the address registered with Building and Energy by calling 6251 2000.
Check that your email address matches the address registered with Building and Energy by calling 6251 2000.
Refer to the eNotice Registration video tutorial. For further registration assistance contact Building and Energy on 6251 2000 or email email@example.com
Yes. You can register multiple users under your electrical contractor licence. You can add or modify user details at any time. Just log in to eNotice and click on the ‘User management’ menu option. For further details view the registration video tutorial.
You can be registered as an eNotice user for more than 1 contractor. Your login ID is the same for all contractors.
All electricians must self-register. If you are a nominee, you will be able to immediately lodge notices. If you are not a nominee, your electrical contractor(s) must assign your specific roles (draft notices, draft or lodge electrical safety certificates, user management) under their account.
If you forget your password, you can click on the ‘Forgot password’ option and follow the prompts. A new password will be sent to your registered email address.
You can change your password at any time by using the ‘Change password’ option on the eNotice main menu.
If you are having difficulties logging into eNotice, firstly contact our Licensing Office to ensure your contact details are current, particularly your email address and telephone number. You can either call the Licensing Office on 6251 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An EC licence is often held by a person who is not a licensed electrician. Nominees must register as an eNotice user under their EW licence and log in under their EW user ID in order to lodge completion notices and electrical safety certificates.
When logging in under an EC user ID, activities are restricted to:
- lodging preliminary notices;
- preparing draft notices; and
- user management functions.
A “New Installation” should only be selected where a new meter and consumer mains are being installed for a completely new installation, not previously connected to a network or other electricity supply.
Any work on premises with an existing power supply is an “Alteration/Addition” to an existing installation. This includes, for example, installing a new roof-top PV generator and inverter in an established building.
It is recommended that the meter number is entered as it automatically fills other fields, making it easier and quicker for you to complete and lodge the notice.
However, you can still complete and lodge a notice without providing the meter number.
If the meter number is not recognised by eNotice, you should first verify that you have the correct number and have entered it correctly. If you are sure the number is correct, you can proceed with completion of the notice/electrical safety certificate – this is an alert function and does not prevent proceeding to lodgement.
A Retailer Reference Number is only needed for “New installation” notices lodged with Western Power or Horizon Power, as shown in the following table:
||Type of work
||Notice of completion
A Retailer Reference Number is assigned by retailers to all new customer connections. The Network Operator needs this number on the notice to correctly establish the new physical network connection.
You need to obtain the Retailer Reference Number from either the customer or the retailer.
- go to the Change of contact details page. Select ‘Notify us Now’ and follow the prompts; or
- in the eNotice main menu, select the ‘My details’ button. Your personal details are displayed. If you need to change any contact details, select ‘Change contact details’. You will be redirected to the Building and Energy website to update your details.
In both cases the changes are effective immediately.
If you enter a valid email address for the customer, eNotice will automatically send a PDF copy of the electrical safety certificate to that address and confirm this in the email advice to you. If you did not provide an email address for the customer or if the address is invalid and the email is not deliverable, the emailed advice to you will state that the electrical safety certificate was not provided to the customer and that you must send it via some other means. eNotice has no means of checking if the customer’s email address (as provided by you) is indeed the correct email for that customer – it is your responsibility to ensure that the email address is correct.
eNotice allows you to print a copy of the electrical safety certificate which you can then provide to the customer.
First check that your email address matches the address registered with Building and Energy. If so, and you haven’t received an email and notice/electrical safety certificate within 30 minutes of lodgement, call Building and Energy on 6251 1905 or send an email to email@example.com.
If you do a lot of repeat work, there is a quick and easy way fill out new preliminary notices and electrical safety certificates. You can go to the ‘New PN/ESC (from existing)’ menu option, enter a previously lodged notice/electrical safety certificate number, review and change details as required and then lodge it as a new notice/electrical safety certificate without going through every step.
eNotice automatically validates the entered address with the Landgate database. If there is no match (this could happen for different reasons), a number of optional addresses will be suggested to you
which you can either select from or ignore and retain the address you have entered. This is an alert function only and does not prevent proceeding through the form.
- Enter ‘unknown’ or similar in the ‘Street’ field (this is a mandatory field).
- Enter the town or district name in the ‘Locality’ field (this is a mandatory field).
- In the ‘Directions’ field enter GPS coordinates (if known) and or other directions/instructions as required to identify the location of the premises.
- Select the ‘Next’ button to use the entered address (and override the address validation function).
No, you should only enter the number of equipment items you are going to install, or have installed, as part of your specific work.
You should send the notice to Building and Energy. This is the same procedure when using paper forms.
eNotice does not accept zeros. In instances where a zero is required to be entered, leave the field blank.
The copy of the lodged notice is always sent to the nominee’s email address registered in Building and Energy’s licensing database. You can also request a copy of the notice to be sent to another person(s) by entering their email address on the final “Review and Certify” input page.
Multiple email addresses can be entered but must be separated by a comma or semicolon.
Yes, you can amend a notice or safety certificate you have lodged, however you cannot cancel a notice or safety certificate you have lodged
The original of any notice or certificate that is lodged is retained as a permanent record in eNotice, together with the amended notice. The original is marked as 'void' once an amended notice is lodged. The amended notice is marked as 'amended' and has the same notice number as the original with the addition of a suffix.
A copy of both the amended notice and the void original is sent to the network operator and the electrical contractor.
Yes, you can amend a lodged notice or certificate within the following time limits:
Preliminary Notices – any time up until a Notice of Completion (NOC) has been lodged.
NOCs/ESCs – only possible within seven calendar days following lodgement.
You will need to lodge a new notice and include a clear explanation of why this is necessary, together with a reference to the previous notice lodged in error. The new notice will have a new (different) number.
Amendment is recommended where:
- There is a major change in scope of work or a significant increase in the planned electrical maximum demand.
- The planned work does not actually proceed.
- Two PNs are lodged accidentally for the same job.
Amendment is recommended if you consider an error in the lodged notice is important to defining what you have declared and certified on the notice, including (but not limited to):
- Premise address.
- Type and details of the completed electrical installation.
- Answers to compliance declaration questions.
- Electrical worker details.
- Date of testing or date of completion.
- Where a notice has been lodged in error, such as:
- Duplication of a previously lodged notice (for the same work).
- Accidental lodgement.
Amendment of simple typographical errors is not necessary.
No, you do not need to separately notify anyone. However, when you amend a lodged notice, you need to provide (in eNotice) the reason for the change - additional input fields are provided for this purpose. The Network Operator or Building and Energy receives this information with the amended notice.
No, you do not need to separately notify the customer. However, when you amend a lodged ESC, you need to provide (in eNotice) the reason for the change - additional input fields are provided for this purpose. The customer is sent this information with the amended ESC.
A lodged NOC is a legal document certified by a Nominee registered with the Electrical Contractor. Any change required to a lodged NOC can, likewise, be made legally only by a Nominee registered with the Electrical Contractor.