A. This is a request by an Electrical Contractor to The Network Operator.
All of these Network related services have associated fees that need to be paid by the customer at the time of application, further information can be sought at the following website
It is important that you inspect your private power lines and poles at least once a year and after severe weather events, to check for any visible signs of deterioration. However, you must never climb a pole, approach the wires, attempt any electrical repairs yourself or cut any vegetation near an energised power line. Contact with live wires can kill!
It is recommended that you check for obvious defects, such as:
Vegetation should be maintained and kept at least two metres clear of power lines.
If you come across any obvious or suspected defects during a visual inspection, immediately arrange for further inspection or repairs by a licensed electrical contractor.
A. Consumer Pole:
A pole supplied, installed and maintained by the consumer, on the consumer’s property, to provide ground clearance for the network operator’s overhead service cables.
A. Yes, Private overhead power lines are your responsibility.
Power lines which transport electricity from your main switchboard and meter to your home or other buildings are private power lines. This includes the pole where the network operator’s overhead service cable is attached and/or the switchboard/meter box is located.
If you have private power lines or a private power pole on your property, it is your responsibility to inspect and maintain them.
This is not new. It has always been the property owner’s responsibility to maintain all electrical equipment they own in a safe condition.
Further information can be obtained at the following website
Plus a variety of licenses from working directly as a Western Power project network operator.
Shire of Busselton
Shire of Donnybrook – Balingup
Argyle, Balingup, Beelerup, Brazier, Brookhampton, Charley Creek, Donnybrook, Glen Mervyn, Grimwade, Kirup, Lowden, Mullalyup, Newlands, Paynedale, Queenwood , Southampton, Thomson Brook, Upper Capel, Yabberup.
Shire of Bridgetown
Greenbushes and North Greenbushes.