Dial Before You Dig
Safety advice for the community
'Dial Before You Dig' is a free, not for profit service that aims to protect Australia's underground pipes and cables.
Essential Energy is a member of the 'Dial Before You Dig' service for our electricity and water networks.
It's up to you!
Did you know that you could be held responsible for any damage caused to underground networks? The Electricity Supply Act requires you to obtain certain information before carrying out some excavation work. So next time you are planning to do some digging or excavating you should contact 'Dial Before You Dig' to determine if there are any underground pipes and/or cables present.
This service is important for Essential Energy's regional customers as damage can be caused by equipment typically used by farmers and fencing contractors.
To contact 'Dial Before You Dig' call 1100 to make an enquiry about electricity cable or water pipe locations or visit the 'Dial Before You Dig' website
'Dial Before You Dig' aim to get back to you within two business days with an answer to your enquiry.
You will be supplied with a map from each authority having underground assets in your area of interest.
If necessary you will be directed to contact Essential Energy for further information.