Working near powerlines

When you’ve got a job to do, it’s easy to forget about powerlines. But, contacting powerlines or other electrical infrastructure can have serious or even deadly consequences.

Always 'take care, stay line aware' when working near powerlines. Stay safe by planning ahead, following the rules and adopting safe work practices.

Exclusion zones and safety laws

Plan ahead when working near powerlines and adopt safe work practices.

Dial before you dig

Before you dig, you should check the site for underground powerlines with a voltage of 33kV or higher.

Safety advice

Plan ahead, get safety advice, and know what to do when working near, or coming in contact with the electricity network.

Vehicles with high loads

If you’re transporting a load more than 4.6m high under overhead powerlines, submit a Notification to Transport High Load form.

Powerline markers

Find out about our overhead warning markers for where low level flying operations take place or machinery is frequently operated.