Using a registered cabler | ACMA

Using a registered cabler

A registered cabler must follow rules set out by the ACMA. The rules make sure the cabling is done safely and that the cabler has the skills to do the job.

Cabling that is installed incorrectly can result in phones, faxes and internet or alarm systems not working properly. Faulty cabling can also increase the risk of safety hazards such as electrocution.

A registered cabler is required to connect data and communications cabling to the telecommunications network. They can also perform many other cabling tasks and offer professional advice to households and businesses.

Some of the tasks that registered cablers perform are:

  • communications cabling in new houses and offices
  • rewiring cabling and sockets for renovations
  • installing monitored security or fire alarms
  • data cabling for computer networks that connect to the telecommunications network.

Quality assurance

Registered cablers must:

  • carry their registration card and be prepared to show it to customers if requested.
  • provide their customers with a signed form at the end of the job that states that the work meets all the relevant standards
  • keep copies of completion forms for 12 months in case they are audited by the ACMA.

How to find a registered cabler

Registered cablers can be found in the Yellow Pages® directory. Look in the Fast-Find index under:

  1. Telephones & Systems – Installation &/or Maintenance

  2. Computer equipment – Installation & Networking

  3. Security Systems &/or Consultants

  4. Fire Protection Equipment & Consultants or

  5. Electrical Contractors.

Alternatively, you can search the Australian Registered Cablers website for a registered cabler in your state or territory.


Last updated: 13 July 2018