Water efficiency standards

Product testing, rating, labelling, and display requirements are detailed in Australian Standard 6400:2016 Water efficient products — Rating and labelling.

WELS Webinar

The building and plumbing sectors have obligations to provide registration and labelling information to consumers when WELS products are supplied as part of a new or refurbished dwelling.

WELS civil case before the Federal Court

The WELS Regulator has taken 4 companies and their sole director to court over alleged offences relating to offering to supply WELS products that were not registered or labelled.

Buying online

Products sold by online retailers must be registered and labelled with water efficiency information so you can make an informed decision.

Water Rating

Water rating label

Look for the water rating label or text advice on all products regulated under the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme. The label is designed to help you make informed choices about the water efficiency of products you are buying.

Understand the label

Search for a product

Check our product database to confirm t​he registration status and water efficiency information for products you are planning to buy.

Buy water efficient products

You can save money on your water and energy bills by choosing more water efficient products. Learn how to use the water efficiency information on the water rating label and in our product database to help you decide which products to buy.

How to compare products​​​

9out of10 people​​​recognise the water rating label
39,517products registered​​


Manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, plumbers and builders all have important obligations under the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Act.

Make sure you are aware of the registration, labelling and installation requirements you have to meet.

Registering your products

Labelling and displaying products

Inspections and enforcement

Product registration database

Make sure products you supply are registered with us.

Login or sign up to our product database to register products, renew existing registrations, and manage your fee payments.​

Product registration database