On 28 May 2018, Cabinet approved the proposed updates to regulations for commercial refrigeration products.

This followed approval by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Ministers (including New Zealand Energy and Resources Minister, Dr Megan Woods) of the Decision Regulation Impact Statement for commercial refrigerated display and storage cabinets and accepted the following recommendations:

  • Adopt the international (ISO) test method for refrigerated display cabinets and European test methods for other refrigerated display cabinet types and storage cabinets.
  • Increase Australasian MEPS levels to align with European Commission MEPS levels.

This project has now closed following the creation of the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2020.

Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2020

The Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2020(external link) were made on 14 December 2020. This amendment includes updates to commercial refrigerated display cabinets' energy efficiency requirements.

This amendment will come into force on 1 July 2021

What are the requirements?

Please see the refrigerated cabinets page for more information about the new requirements and transition information.