Public comment invited on updates of the energy efficiency labelling requirements for dishwashers and dryers

Australia’s Energy Star Rating scheme provides consumers with useful information about the relative energy efficiency of a product. The more stars a product gets, the more energy efficient it is compared to other models of the same size or capacity.

The energy star rating of an appliance is determined by its energy consumption, using the relevant Australian Standard for measuring energy consumption and minimum energy performance criteria. Standards Australia encourages views and input from a wide cross section of the public on the following draft standards:  

  • AS/NZS 2007.2:2021 Amd 1 Performance of household electrical appliances — Dishwashers, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements
  • AS/NZS 2442.2:2021 Amd 1 Performance of household electrical appliances — Rotary clothes dryers, Part 2: Energy Efficiency Labelling Requirements

The public comment period is an important stage in the development of Australian Standards since it captures comments in order to address areas of concern. Anyone who feels they have something to contribute please make comments by 29 April 2021 via the Public Comment Guide for Members of the Public here or contact

Consumers’ Federation of Australia (CFA) supports representatives to Standards Australia Technical Committees as part of the CFA Standards Project. CFA Standards Representative add value to the work of the committee bringing the consumer stakeholder contribution to the process and ensuring a robust standard of benefit to the community. For more information and how to participate contact