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Damaged green dome

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Damaged green dome can be dangerous

Make the safe call and report an electrical emergency immediately on 13 13 51 to keep you and your community safe.

Green domes (also known as green pillars) are mainly found in areas with underground power, in front of your house, in parks/reserves, or on roadsides. They're important as they house the electrical wiring that supplies power to your property so you can enjoy a grid-powered lifestyle.

They're tough and provide a high level of protection to the wiring inside, however it's important to know that a damaged green dome is as dangerous as a fallen powerline. If you have a cracked or broken green dome on your property or in the community, stay at least eight metres away and report it to us immediately on 13 13 51.

Green dome FAQs

  • What is a green dome / pillar?
  • What if my vehicle hits a green dome?
  • What are the main causes of damage to green domes?
  • What happens if I damage a green dome?
  • Why doesn't every house have a green dome?

You may have seen a green dome (also known as a green pillar) on your property or in your neighbourhood and wondered, what does a green dome do and why do I have one?

Green domes play an important role in delivering electricity to you – it is the point of connection between your property and the main electrical network that runs along your street.

It is the same electrical wiring that runs from power poles to the top of houses, except underground. The green dome acts as a protective housing for the electrical wires that feed a property.

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If you’ve contacted a green dome with your vehicle it’s important you stay inside until you have sought further instruction from Western Power. Wires carrying potentially life threatening amounts of electricity may be in contact with the vehicle which may energise it. 

The safest option is to stay inside the vehicle until help arrives or you’re instructed otherwise by Western Power. If it’s unsafe to stay in your vehicle, jump well clear keeping both feet together. Don’t touch the vehicle and ground at the same time then shuffle away keeping both feet together. Check out this handy video about... Read more

Human interference is the main cause of damage to green domes.

This includes vehicles driving into or over the green dome, construction/building activity, landscaping activity and people playing or jumping on the green dome.

Grass or bushfires also lead to green dome damage.

If you or somebody in your presence damages a green dome, report it to Western Power immediately on 13 13 51.

Remember, a damaged green dome is as dangerous as a downed powerline. 

Not all houses in underground power areas have their own green dome. Some green domes can service multiple properties, so you may see one for every second or third property along the street.

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If you see a damaged green dome

Stay at least 8 metres away and make the safe call to Western Power 
on 13 13 51