Accidents can occur when home owners do not know where electricity cables have been buried – either on your own property or in the services corridor which sits between your property boundary and the road.
Be aware of what's under the ground, particularly when digging deep holes for fence posts or if you are inserting any spikes or poles into the ground.
Electricity cables may be underground, as may water, gas and sewer lines. If you are not sure exactly where your supply cables are, check with your local council or service provider before you start any excavation work, particularly in the berm outside your property.
Centralines offers a FREE advisory service if you want to know the location of underground cables supplying electricity to the boundary of your property. And remember: if you accidentally uncover any cable, contact Centralines (even if the cable is not damaged) and we'll take a closer look for you. A charge applies for locating privately owned underground cables.
For more information on safety with underground cables read the Occupational Safety & Health and Department of Labour Guide for Safety with Underground Services.
Click here to fill out an online Cable Location Request Form
Phone: (06) 858 7770 during business hours (Monday to Friday)