Australian Standards for the use of electrical appliances in the bathroom establish a division of each bathroom into four zones.
It’s the wet area and includes the shower, the interior bathtub; sockets and switches are not allowed in it. Zone 0 ends where Zone 1 starts.
It’s a vertical distance of 2.5 meters from the foundation of the shower to the ceiling and within 1.2 meters from your fixed shower connection. Includes the tub rim to a height of up to 2.5 meters. Sockets are not allowed in zone 1, and there can only be switches 0.3 meters above the bathroom floor with IPX4 specification.
It is 0.6 meters beyond the zone 1 radius and at a height of 2.25 meters from the ground. No sockets are allowed in this Zone unless they are protected by Residual Current Detectors (RCD) with a fixed rating of less than 30mA, and in a cupboard, or incorporated into a shaver supply unit. On the other hand, switches can be installed in zone 2 if they meet the same requirement of Zone 1: they must be 0.3 meters above the bathroom floor and have IPX4 specification.
It comprises the rest of the bathroom space, which would be at a horizontal radius of 2.4 meters from Zone 2 and, vertically, at 2.5 meters from the ground. This is the only area where sockets are permitted provided that they’re fitted with RCD protection and installed at more than 0.3m above the bathroom floor. This same requirement is enforced for switch installation, but, unlike the other zones, no specific IP rating is required.
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