International WELS Standard

WELS and Standards Australia are working to develop an International Standard for rating water efficient products based on Australia's WELS scheme.

Builders and developers

If you supply regulated products as fixtures or fittings in a new building, you must make sure those products are registered and labelled correctly.

Buying online

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

Saving water and money

​​​​A new report has found WELS saved Australians over $1 billion on utility bills and 112 billion litres of water in 2017.

WELS scheme 5-year review

An independent reviewer has been appointed to check the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme is well run and can be optimised to achieve even greater water savings.

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
22,737products 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