WELS Independent Review tabled in Parliament

The Third Independent Review of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme and Intergovernmental Agreement was tabled in Parliament on 28 September 2022.

International Standard published

The International Organization for Standardization has published an international standard that specifies requirements for a water efficiency labelling programme for plumbing products and water using appliances along with guidance for their implementation.

AS/NZS standard amendment published

An update to the WELS standard published on 17 June 2022 introduces several changes including provisions for registering 5-star showers, new labelling for combination showers, minimum water efficiency for plumbing products and dishwashers and mandatory inclusion of the WELS registration number in product text advice.

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​​

​Industry​​

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