Marking of approved electrical appliances for sale

Retailers and consumers must ensure electrical appliances are marked to indicate approval for sale.

Electrical appliances must be marked with either:

Regulatory Compliance Mark (or RCM) approval symbol

  • an Australian approval number. In general, Australian electrical regulators and recognised private certifiers will issue an approval number starting with a letter to indicate which state has issued the approval certificate. For example a Tasmanian approval number will start with the letter T followed by a number. In some cases certificates are issued with unique numbers that incorporates the letters EA, for example SGS 12354 EA.
  • the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM).