Energy Rating Labels are comparison labels that are mandatory to display when supplying certain products in Australia and New Zealand.
The Energy Rating Label helps consumers make informed choices about the appliances they buy. It does this by providing information about the energy efficiency of the appliance, including the energy star rating and estimated annual energy consumption.
A product will be granted an Energy Rating Label when it is registered, if it meets the requirements in the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Determination for that product.
What is Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012?
The Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012 (GEMS Act) creates a national framework for appliance and equipment energy efficiency in Australia. It is the legislation behind Australia’s product registration and labelling requirements.
Is your product a regulated product?
Check if your product is a regulated product.
If your product is regulated for energy efficiency under Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012, you will need to ensure that it meets the specific requirement as determined by the type of product. Requirements could include complying with Minimum Energy Standard Performance and mandatory Energy Rating Label requirements.
What are the Labelling Requirements?
Energy Rating Labels are required to be displayed when supplying, or offering to supply, the following products in Australian retail stores.
- Single-phase, non-ducted, and unitary or single-split air conditioners up to 30 kW.
- Clothes dryers.
- Clothes washers.
- Computer monitors.
- Household refrigerators and freezers.
- Swimming pool and spa pool pumps.
Energy Rating Labels are not required in print or online advertising, but you can use the Energy Rating Icon shown below to help customers make an informed purchase decision.
For more information please visit the Energy Rating website.