These inspections form part of our regular maintenance program to protect the safety of the community and ensure the safe and reliable operation of our assets.
A key focus is to complete this work with minimum disruption to local communities.
At times we also conduct insulator washing as part of some of these helicopter inspections - an important activity to ensure the safety and reliability of the transmission network in preparation for the storm and cyclone season.
Current helicopter inspections
South East Queensland (July - August*)
Blackstone, Brendale, Bundamba, Cashmere, Cedar Creek, Chuwar, Clear Mountain, Closeburn, Dinmore, Draper, Ebbw Vale, England Creek, Highvale, Karalee, Kholo, Kurwongbah, Mount Crosby, Mount Mee, Mount Pleasant, Muirlea, New Chum, North Ipswich, Samford Valley, South Ripley, Tivoli, Warner, Whiteside and Yugar
Darling Downs South West (July - August*)
Aubigny, Benarkin North, Biddeston, Blanchview, Chinchilla, Condamine, Cooranga, Crossdale, Crossroads, Crows Nest, Darling Heights, Drayton, Ellesmere, Emu Creek, Hampton, Harlin, Ironpot, Kearneys Spring, Kumbia, Linville, Maidenwell, Miles, Moore, Mount Rascal, Murphys Creek, Oakey, Pierces Creek, Postmans Ridge, Preston, Somerset Dam, South Nanango, Taromeo, Top Camp, Upper Lockyer, Vale View, Westbrook and Yarraman
Wide Bay-Burnett (July - September*)
Berajondo, Euleilah, Forshores, Gin Gin, Iveragh, Miriam Vale, Monduran, Mt Maria and Rosedale
Central Queensland (July - September*)
Aldoga, Ambrose, Argoon, Beecher, Benaraby, Biloela, Bororen, Bouldercombe, Burua, Byelle, Callemondah, Callide, Calliope River, Clarke Creek, Clinton, Collinsville, Colosseum, Coomoo, Duaringa, Dumgree, Dysart, Gindoran, Gladstone, Gracemere, Kabra, Kirkwood, Kolonga, Lilyvale, Lotus Creek, Marlborough, Marmor, Middlemount, Miriam Vale, Moranbah, Mornish, Mt Alma, Mount Britton, Mount Coolon, Mt Larcom, Nebo, Oakey Creek, Oxford, Raglan, Stanwell, Takilberan, Walmul, Wura, Wurdong Heights and Yarwun
North Queensland (July - August*)
Black River, Condon, Greenvale, Gumlow, Hervey Range, Julago, Kelso, Mount Stuart, Oak Valley, Pinnacles, Roseneath, Toomulla and Trebonne
Far North Queensland (July - August*)
Alice River, Aloomba, Arriga, Bartle Frere, Basilisk, Bayview Heights, Bayview Heights, Bellenden Ker, Birkalla, Camp Creek, Chewko, Coorumba, East Feluga, Edmonton, El Arish, Eubenangee, Evelyn, Fishery Falls, Fitzgerald Creek, Gordonvale, Green Hill, Innot Hot Springs, Kaban, Koah, Lamb Range, Mareeba, Maria Creeks, Mena Creek, Millstream, Mirriwinni, Mundoo, Silkwood, Silky Oak, South Johnstone, Tully, Walkamin, Watsonville, White Rock, Woree and Wrights Creek
During our inspections, you may notice a helicopter flying at a low level near our transmission lines. The helicopter pilot will endeavour to maintain the maximum distance practically possible from houses, livestock and crops to minimise any disruptions to landholders. Insulator washing work will involve the helicopter pausing at transmission towers and using a long, rigid hose to spray demineralised water at high pressure to clean the insulators which are located near the top of the towers.
If you have a Powerlink easement on or near your property and would like to register your details to receive more information about future inspections in your area, or to ensure your contact details are up to date, please contact us on FREECALL 1800 635 369 (during business hours).
*These dates may change at late notice subject to weather conditions.