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Changing a lightbulb in Victoria

Answered 5 years ago

Is this illegal unless its done by an electrician? wtf

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5 years ago
The Victorian Electricity Safety Act of 1998 expresses no regulation over the installation of light bulbs and an online guide to knowing when you need an electrician explicitly states, “the most work you’re really allowed to do without the proper qualifications is to change a light bulb”. But even if it was a true law buried in the dusty piles of the Australian Law Reform Commission offices who would act by it anyway?

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5 years ago
Serious? I doubt it but think about it this way: homeowner/renter changes light bulb, faulty electrical causes fire, insurance wont pay out because not installed by a professional or landlord sues tenant, great way for big companies to get out of paying up..... bam CONSPIRACY!!!

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5 years ago
Plot twist: the CEO of the insurance company is the lockness monster and hitler and elvis are the henchmen.

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5 years ago
Don't think it's illegal. I'm renting and I'm in qld and once a real estate agent told me because I'm renting if I had trouble changing a bulb to contact the agent for them to get an electrician to do it because if I broke the fixture it would be my fault...

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5 years ago
Are you kidding? I don't know because I live in QLD and we just fend for ourselves up here.

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5 years ago
We have no hope. WE COULD ALL DIE!!!!!! 😱😨

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5 years ago
It's more about people suing landlords isn't it?