Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS)

WELS logoWELS is Australia's water efficiency labelling scheme that requires certain products to be registered and labelled with their water efficiency in accordance with the standard set under the national Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005.

The WELS scheme completed its fifth year of operation in 2009-10. Consistent with the requirements of section 76 of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005, an independent review of the scheme's first five years of operation was undertaken. The review was required to consider the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of the scheme and made recommendations for its improvement.

To learn more about the WELS scheme, click here.