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.
We’ve developed information brochures regarding our regular maintenance program which can be downloaded below.
Current helicopter inspections
North Queensland (January - March*)
Balgal Beach, Bambaroo, Barron Gorge, Bilyana, Black River, Blackrock, Caravonica, Carruchan, Clare, Dingo Pocket, Ellerbeck, Euramo, Ingham, Julago, Kelso, Kuranda, Lumholtz, Millaroo, Mount Stuart, Oak Valley, Osborne, Rollingstone, Roseneath, Toobanna, Toomulla and Tully.
Central Queensland (January - March*)
Alligator Creek, Bowen, Coppabella, Hay Point, Moranbah, Mount Britton, Mount Coolon and Nebo.
Wide Bay-Burnett (January - March*)
Apple Tree Creek, Argoon (Qld), Boompa, Booyal, Boynewood, Cania, Dallarnil, Dalysford, Durong, Eidsvold, Eidsvold West, Ellesmere, Gaeta, Gin Gin, Glenrae, Horse Camp, Ironpot , Kinnoul, Kumbia, Lawgi Dawes, Lower Wonga, Maidenwell, Moolboolaman, Moonford, Morganville, Mount Murchison, Tellebang, Theebine, Valentine Plains, Wallaville and Woolooga.
Darling Downs (January - March*)
Brigalow, Cambooya, Captains Mountain, Cooranga, Ducklo, East Greenmount, Ellangowan, Felton, Grosmont, Hodgson Vale, Inglewood, Kearneys Spring, Kogan, Lundavra, Miles, Millmerran, Millmerran Downs, Moonie, Preston, Ramsay, Texas, Tummaville, Wandoan, Warra, Weranga, Yelarbon and Yetman.
South East Queensland (January - March*)
Anstead, Bald Knob, Beerburrum, Belli Park, Bellmere, Bells Bridge, Black Mountain , Booroobin, Bracalba, Brendale, Brookfield , Bunya, Cooran, Crohamhurst, Diamond Valley, Draper, Dulong, Eatons Hill, Enoggera Reservoir, Eudlo, Federal, Ferny Hills, Gheerulla, Glastonbury, Hunchy, Jones Hill, Joyner, Karana Downs, Kureelpa, Kurwongbah, Kybong, Landers Shoot, Lower Wonga, Mapleton, Montville, Moorina, Morayfield, Mount Crosby, Nahrunda, Narangba, Palmwoods, Peachester, Pie Creek, Pullenvale, Ridgewood , Rocksberg, Samford Valley, South Ripley, Southside, Strathpine, Tandur, The Dawn, The Palms, Traveston, Upper Brookfield, Upper Caboolture, Upper Kedron, Wamuran, Warner, West Woombye and Whiteside.
South West Queensland (January - March*)
Eumamurrin, Euthulla, Injune and Wallumbilla North
Current helicopter INSULATOR WASHING
North Queensland (October - February*)
Arriga, Clare, Julago, Kelso, Majors Creek, Millaroo, Mount Coolon, Osborne, Pinnacles and Woodstock.
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.