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Temporary disconnection

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Who is this for?

For the temporary isolation (disconnection and reconnection) of an existing standard metered supply (32A three-phase or 63A single phase for metro and 32A single phase for rural (240V).

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How long will it take?

5-7 weeks to disconnect and reconnect after the application is submitted.

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How much will it cost?

$625 - $655

Time Cost
Business hours (between 7:30am and 4pm Monday-Friday, excluding public holidays) $625.00
After hours $655.00


A registered electrical contractor will need to submit this application.

Use this service for works that require the temporary isolation (disconnection and reconnection) of an existing standard metered supply. For permanent removal of supply, contact your retailer to request a supply abolishment.

What to include with your application

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Preliminary Notice number

An electrical contractor intending to carry out any notifiable electrical installing work or cause any notifiable electrical installing work to be carried out must submit a preliminary notice to Western Power before the proposed electrical installing work is commenced.

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Existing meter number(s) to be disconnected

Meter numbers can be found on the electricity bill or the physical meter.

Additional information you need to know

If you’re application is in relation to subdividing your land, there are a few conditions you need to meet before you can request clearance from the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) or complete your built strata development. If we have asked you to apply for a new connection in order to meet our condition(s), it’s handy for us to know if it’s linked to a subdivision so we can collate all the right information to ensure the right checks and balances are undertaken.

Ready to apply?

Once you’ve gotten the above, you are ready to apply. Estimated time to complete: 10 minutes