||This application form must be read in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions of the Smart Approved WaterMark scheme.
||Please complete all applicable sections on the Application Form.
||A separate application must be completed for each Product, unless the differences are cosmetic in nature only ie colours,
features and optional extras and do not affect the actual water use of the product.
||The Application Fee is not refundable.
||The application form and supporting material should NOT exceed 10 A4 pages. If more than 10 pages are submitted, only the
first 10 will be considered. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply the appropriate level of information - the applicant
should assume that the Expert Panel has NO prior information about the product and must use the information supplied as the
only source upon which to make a decision.
||The application form and supporting material is to be sent to the Expert Panel, and their decision will take one of three forms:
‘Accept’, ‘Reject” or ‘Seek Further Information’.
||While no specific reasons for any decision by the Expert panel will be conveyed nor communicated, the Expert Panel will
produce guidelines and criteria which will be published on the website to assist potential applicants.
||The decision of the Expert Panel is final and no further correspondence will be entered into, as the deliberations of the Expert
Panel are confidential.
||An applicant, if rejected, may:
If aggrieved by the decision, appeal in writing to:
Chair, Smart Approved WaterMark Steering Committee, PO Box 13172 Law Courts Post Office, Melbourne, Victoria 8010
Reapply, but only where new information is supplied to support the new application and a new application fee will be payable.
||Approved companies can use the Smart Approved WaterMark label for a period of two (2) years from the date of issue on the
Certificate of Approval.
||At least two months prior to the expiry of the Certificate of Approval, companies should reapply for a further term, otherwise a
new application fee may be applied.
Note: Products currently included in the 5A National Water Conservation Rating and Labelling Scheme, managed by WSAA – will
NOT be considered for the Smart Approved WaterMark label.