Master Electricians Australia (MEA) is assisting the Queensland Government and Queensland and New South Wales residents with getting the power back on, following the recent flooding.
MEA is coordinating the linking of consumers with registered electrical contractors. This provides home owners with peace of mind as these are electrical contractors licensed to undertake this work. Once you register your details, MEA will provide your contact information to a local electrical contractor who will make arrangements directly with you.
Below are the steps to assist you in accessing an electrical contractor:
New South Wales – getting the power back on is a two-step process:
Step 1. An electrical contractor must complete a safety and compliance inspection. This will indicate if the home is safe to have the power turned back on, or what work is required to make the home safe.
Step 2. Once your home is safe, the contractor will provide you with a copy of the ‘Certificate of Compliance for Electrical Work’ and the power will be reconnected.
There are fees involved:
If you have been flooded, the Federal Government website moneysmart.gov.au has advice regarding the first steps to take after a natural disaster.
A licensed electrical contractor will be able to test and confirm the property is safe for electricity reconnection. If you have an electrical contractor you currently use and would to check they are licenced, feel free to call MEA on 1300 889 198.
Access MEA’s Flood Repair Fact Sheet to assist with important decisions you must make while assessing flood damage to your home or business, plus other essential safety information during severe weather including electrical safety during storms and post-storm clean-up.
Access Queensland Government Community Hub locations here to speak with community recovery workers, apply for grants and be referred to other support organisations.
If you are a Master Electrician or an electrical contractor and are able to help flood impacted residents with your paid services in your local area, please register your details below. MEA will contact you with further information.
Important: You must have a current Electrical Contractor Licence and Public Liability Insurance to register.
MEA is delivering a community service linking flood impacted consumers with a licensed electrical contractor. MEA does not warrant the work. The contractual relationship is between the consumer and the licensed electrical contractor. MEA has confirmed the contractors hold a current contractors licence.