Working with or around electricity, particularly high voltage electricity, can be dangerous.
Safety is our number one priority. That’s why we work with Energy Safe Victoria to ensure our people, customers and assets are kept safe during works.
It’s important to contact us before beginning any work near our assets.
Call us on 1300 360 795 (8am-5pm, Monday to Friday).
No Go Zones (NGZ) are the safe clearance of overhead and underground electricity assets.
A Permit to Work or written advice is needed before starting any work. This will be issued in line with the following indicative process and timeframes. Permits help ensure that only authorised people are working on or near our assets.
The permit outlines the minimum distances that people and equipment can work near electricity assets. Permits also provide guidance on what to do if clearances can’t be met. This includes equipment such as cranes, excavators, concrete pumpers, scissor lifts and scaffolding.
Extec Services manage the NGZ permits on our behalf.
Contact Extec Services via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 5941 7333.
Extec will contact you within 48 hours to make an appointment.
minimum 20 business days
There are costs involved with work conducted in NGZ around distribution assets. These costs help cover hazard warning and safety services.
All costs are subject to variation and depend on case-by-case work requirements.
These costs don’t include extra services, for example traffic management services, Council or VicRoads permits.
You’ll need approval from the Line Assets Easements Group before working in NGZ around transmission assets.
The group will help you obtain written authorisation, which may include a Permit to Work.
You can contact them via email at PTW@ausnetservices.com.au, or call us on 1300 360 795 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm).
Find out more about working near powerlines on Energy Safe Victoria’s website.