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Small multi-residential connection

If you want a new electricity supply for a multi-residential development with a maximum demand of 250A/180kVA or less.

How much will it cost?

We'll provide a quote

after we complete the scoping and design of your project.

How long will it take?

Up to 10 business days

to respond to your application.

After our technical assessment

we’ll contact you to discuss your requirements and work with you on an expected delivery date in line with the complexity of your project.

Electricity connections can be varied and complex. We recommend that a professional electrical consultant or contractor determines which connection type best suits your needs.

This is for connecting power to a property where there has never been a connection to the Western Power network before. If you simply need to reconnect an existing connection, then please speak to your retailer to set up a new account.

What to include with your application

  • A site plan

    Provides us with an understanding of your work site, the location of existing and new assets and help us to design your product. It will need to include:

    • Your property
    • Neighbouring properties
    • The location of the supply point
  • Site photos for a multi-residential connection

    Help us understand your current connection arrangements and more easily identify potential site specific issues. Photos will need to include:

    • The extent of the worksite
    • Any obstructions in the area
  • Neighbours authority

    If your project will impact your neighbour’s property by having new assets installed or relocated on or in front of their property, you’ll need their authorisation.

Application process

  • You've applied

    We’ll contact you within 10 business days to discuss your application.

  • You'll receive a scope

    After our technical assessment we’ll confirm the scope of works with you.

  • You’ll receive design fee invoice

    Once payment is received, we will design the project to your needs.

  • You’ll receive a quote for the delivery of the works

    After the acceptance and payment is received, we’ll schedule the works for delivery. Schedules are dependent on your location and the complexity of our work.

  • Let us know how we went

    Your feedback is important to help ensure we’re meeting your needs and expectations.

Standards, manuals and guidelines

Technical documents that provide the necessary information to enable users to comply with statutory requirements and obligations.

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Ready to apply?

I’ve got my site plan and site photos

Apply now

Estimated time to complete: 10 minutes

Need help before applying?

If you’re not sure what you need, get advice from our team.

Talk to us

FAQs

  • Do I need permission from my strata company before applying for my connection?
  • What is Regulated Asset Base (RAB)
  • What if I change my mind or want to cancel my application?

Strata schemes typically have a single connection point to the Western Power network that determines the total allocation of available electricity supply and generation capacity to be shared by all strata lots.

This connection point has a fixed capacity, so it's important for strata lot owners and prospective purchasers to be aware of the arrangements and obligations relating to the connection, as it may restrict their ability to install equipment such as home EV charging stations, rooftop solar panels and batteries.

Before applying to connect this type of equipment, strata lot owners should... Read more

Western Power is regulated by the state government in terms of how it can earn revenue. Our revenue (through tariffs) is determined by the size of our Regulated Asset Base (RAB).

When streetlights are added to the RAB they have an economic life of 20 years. If a streetlight is replaced or upgraded to LED when it is younger than 20 years old, there’s still some value in there that we haven’t recovered back yet.

Sometimes your circumstances change and you may need to cancel or change the information within your application after you have submitted it to us.

If you wish to change the scope of work in your application we will first review the change and then either:

continue the project with the variation and invoice you for any additional materials, design work and remobilisation costs incurred. We will typically only take this approach when the change is very minor.

or

 if the change is significant we will cancel your project. You will need to submit a new application with your new requirements.

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