The Institute
Electrical Inspectors
(IEI) Australia
The Institute of Electrical Inspectors (IEI) is a not-for-profit
professional association committed to the electrical industry by
providing expert, unbiased leadership in electrical
standards development and provides education and clarity
around the standards to all electrical professionals.

About Us

  • About The Institute of Electrical Inspectors (IEI)

    Industry Safety

    As a person engaged in the Electrical Industry, you would be aware that the safety of persons using electricity is paramount. Active members in the association include electrical inspectors and electrical contractors, testing agencies, standards organizations, manufacturers, and distributors.


  • The IEI Undertakes the following

    Knowing that mishandled electricity can be extremely dangerous, perhaps even fatal, the Institute of Electrical Inspectors (IEI) and its members are committed to improving design, installation, inspection and use of electricity to ensure that safety is maintained and improved.


  • Are you aware?

    That you may be eligible to be a member of an Australian Organisation whose primary aim is to co-operate in the making of joint AS/NZS Standards, Guidelines and Codes of Practice for the safe installation and use of electrical materials and equipment and to promote uniform understanding and application of Australian Electrical Standards?


What We Do


We are an Australian Organisation whose primary aim is to co-operate in the making of joint ASNZS Standards, Guidelines and Codes of Practice for the safe installation and use of electrical materials and equipment and to promote uniform understanding and application of Australian Electrical Standards.

Assist in writing, evaluating and providing input into joint ASNZS Standards.

Influence Legislation

Provide comments on relevant draft legislation.


Lobby for uniform and sustainable National rules and Inspection methods.

Membership support

Working consistently to support members

Regular contact

Members are kept up to date with industry news via email alerts, regular newsletter and the IEI membership area of this website

Industry representation and promotion

We support and promote Electrical Inspector's interests across all facets of the industry.

Industry development

We have an overall industry view

Electrical industry development

We always seek to work to the positive development of the Electrical Industry

Cohesiveness and professional co-operation

We promote professional cooperation among Inspectors, Government, Regulators, Industry and the Public.

Membership Levels


$145/year no gst


$145/year no gst


$70/year no gst

What membership is right for me?

Corporate Membership

Corporate Membership is designed primarily for individuals that carry out Electrical Inspections as the main task of their work. These people form the majority of the Institute membership and have full voting rights at official meetings.
The following shall be eligible for membership as Corporate Members;

  1. Persons who have been authorised by legislation or by a supply authority or inspecting organisation to inspect electrical installations and or equipment for compliance with the minimum standards required by legislation.
  2. Persons who supervise or control the technical duties of those persons defined in clause 1 above.
  3. Persons who hold an Electrical Engineering Degree, Diploma, Associate Diploma, Advanced Certificate or Certificate as recognised by the Council, or equivalent qualifications.

Associate Membership

Associate membership was designed for people that have a keen interest in electrical safety, and although they might not be a qualified Electrical Inspector, like to be involved and keep in touch with the activities of the Institute.
The following shall be eligible for membership as Associate Members;

  1. Persons who hold an electrical workers licence (Electrician) which allows them to legally carry out electrical installing work in a State or Territory of Australia or other Country acceptable to the Council without supervision.
  2. Persons who are not eligible to be Corporate members and who have an active interest or participate in the electrical industry.
  3. Electricians, Registered Electrical Contractors, Electrical Supervisors or Electrical Trade Teachers who have an interest in keeping up to date with the latest developments in the Electrical Industry.

Senior Membership

The following shall be eligible for membership as Senior Members:

  • Seniors Card Holder (Government issued); or
  • Are over 65 years of age
  • And
  • May only nominate for a Directors position if a corporate membership had been held prior to applying for "Senior Member" membership status;and
  • Membership fee is set at 50% of the annual membership fee and nomination fee remains the same

Membership Application

New applications for Membership must include:

  1. A completed application form
  2. Copies of your Qualifications (Electrical Licences or Degree/Diploma or Electrical Inspection Authorisations if applicable)

Membership fees structure:
Do not send payment with membership application, you will receive an invoice for membership fees from the IEI Administration once your application is successfully processed.

  1. New applications - $195 (may be reduced dependent upon date of application)
  2. Membership renewal fee for 2024/2025: $145.00. (Determined by Board of Directors Annually)

Please Note: Applications received without the required documentation will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant.

Membership is:

  1. Due annually on the anniversary of your membership
  2. An Invoice is sent to each members address via email
  3. It is the responsibility of each member to ensure your details on our files are up to date
  4. Failure to ensure this may result in members not receiving information or renewals

New applicants membership fee may be reduced dependent upon the date your application is received in the current financial year. If a new applicant is unsure what fee is required please contact the Secretary for further information.

Download New Membership Application Form (pdf)