We’re busy throughout the year conducting essential maintenance to maintain and improve your power supply. We do this to keep the network at its best – like when you service your car to keep it running smoothly.
When conducting work in your area, we aim to complete the job with minimal disruption to you. If we can do it safely without turning off your power, we will.
We sometimes need to turn your power off to get the job done quicker or where there is a safety requirement. You will be notified in advance by email, SMS or mail if your property has a planned outage as a result of our work.
Very rarely, we may need to cancel your planned outage due to extreme weather conditions and other circumstances.
We will let you know if any of our planned outages affect your property as soon as possible by email or SMS. If we don’t have your email address or mobile phone number, a letter will be sent to your nominated postal address in the mail.
To update your notification preference, call us on 13 10 87.
If you believe you weren’t notified of the planned outage, you are entitled to make a claim.
If you have a temporary or ongoing medical dependency on electricity, we recommend that you discuss this with your doctor and your electricity retailer.
Generators may be provided to priority essential service customers (for example hospitals and aged care facilities) and those with life support equipment in their home.
If you would like us to consider your situation, please contact us on 13 10 87 before the planned outage.Read more
Compensation is not available if we have notified you of the planned outage. As we change to email and SMS notification, don’t forget to check your inbox.
Information and tips for how to prepare:
It could be that our network information for your property isn’t accurate.
Please call us on 13 13 51 if this happens. We will check that your property is mapped correctly.
Also, work may be cancelled at short notice for several reasons including safety, weather and faults. If this happens, we will endeavour to contact you.
If you have partial power or are without power after the planned outage, then check your meter box to make sure safety switches including RCDs (residual current devices) have not operated.
Make sure your RCDs in your meter box are at the 'on' position.
In certain circumstances equipment (such as air conditioners) may also need to be reset in accordance to the operating instructions. Should the instructions not assist you to reset the device, you would need to seek assistance from the manufacturer or installer for assistance.