Electrical Fires

Fire burning beneath or near transmission lines or substations can endanger people, animals and property, and has the potential to interrupt electricity supply to customers.

Call 000 immediately if you see a fire burning near our lines or substations. Please also notify Powerlink on freecall 1800 353 031, even if you’re unsure what risk the fire poses.

You can tell if it’s one of our Powerlink transmission lines by the identification label located on the transmission tower leg.

If you’re involved in fire management or control activities, please follow the additional safety information contained in the National Guidelines on Electrical Safety for Emergency Personnel.

We’ve also developed an information sheet outlining safety procedures relating to fire which can be downloaded below. 

  1. Fire and High Voltage Transmission Line Safety
  2. Burning sugarcane near transmission lines