Our registration system
Regulated products must be registered before being sold in New Zealand, so we can ensure they meet Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and Mandatory Energy Performance Labeling (MEPL) requirements.
The registration system is part of the trans-Tasman Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) programme. Once registered, products appear on the E3’s public database.(external link)
Only New Zealand importers and manufacturers can register products in New Zealand.
You must register each product you wish to sell in New Zealand. A product is defined as having a model number, brand, and energy performance characteristics. Products which have multiple model numbers, but have the same brand and energy performance characteristics, can be registered under one registration. There are some specific circumstances where some products can be registered under one registration but have different energy performance characteristics.
Products for sale in Australia and New Zealand
If the product is already registered in Australia, it doesn’t need to be registered in New Zealand. You can search the E3 database to see if a product is already registered.
Unless the product meets the requirements of the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement (TTMRA), it must meet the New Zealand MEPS and MEPL requirements, even if it is registered in Australia.
How to register your products in New Zealand
Register a new account
Fill in the form on the E3 system. Applications are normally processed in 24 hours but may take up to 5 working days. You will receive an email once approved.
Apply for a company account
Apply for a company account (called an applicant account) and set it up if your organisation has not registered products in the past - or you can join an existing applicant.
To register a new product, you’ll need a test report to the applicable Standards (usually supplied by the manufacturer), a PDF of the Energy Rating Label (ERL), and any product-specific information. For heat pumps/air conditioners, the Zoned Energy Rating Label doesn’t need to be provided.
Register your product
Complete the digital form on the E3 website, including all required fields. The regulator will approve your registration or come back to you if there are any issues.
Once the registration is approved, keep a note of the record ID – you’ll need it to provide sales data.
Need some help?
Call the EECA Standards and Regulations team.
What is a test report?
A test report is defined as the prescribed form in PDF format at the back of the applicable Standard. Where there is no prescribed form, you can use the hard copy registration forms as a substitute test report.
What does my registration status mean?
- Approved or variation approved: The product is registered.
- Expired: Only applies in Australia – It means registration has expired and is no longer valid. New Zealand registrations don’t expire.
- Archived: Product was re-registered before it expired. The product is registered under a new record.
- Submitted: The application has been submitted to the regulator.
- Draft: A new registration has been started but has not been submitted to the regulator for review.
- Returned: Application has been returned to the applicant as changes are required before it can be approved.
Changes to an approved registration
You can make these minor changes to an approved registration:
- add model numbers to a registration(external link)
- update basic information such as contact information or product availability(external link).
For other changes please contact us.