Victoria has very reliable electricity supplies, but sometimes power outages can occur.
The most important thing during a power outage is to stay safe. Keep clear of fallen powerlines and keep others away. Be careful with temporary generators. And if there has been significant damage to your property, make sure a licensed electrician checks that it’s safe to turn your power back on.
Read more about how you can help prevent and prepare for power outages.
Who is responsible for restoring power?
Electricity distribution companies own and operate the poles and wires which connect you to power, and are usually responsible restoring power in their areas.
There are five electricity distributors and they are each responsible for a region of Victoria.
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For information on power outages in languages other than English, please call 13 61 86.