Overhead electricity network maps

Essential Energy Safety advice for the community

Maps showing the general location of our overhead electricity network are available upon request for individuals and companies involved in activities including:

  • Aerial spraying, aerial mapping, aerial inspections.
  • Leisure activities such as hot air ballooning, gliding or parachuting.
  • General aviation.
  • Farming and agricultural activities.
  • General water activities on waterways in Essential Energy’s area of operation.

Where we cover
Essential Energy covers most of regional and rural New South Wales. Overhead electricity lines may be present in unusual or unexpected locations.

Line heights
The height of overhead electricity lines vary significantly with changing topology. Electricity lines across gorges and valleys vary from less than 12 metre above ground level to hundreds of metres above valley floors.

How to request maps
Use our online form to submit a request

Powerline Markers
Essential Energy recommends property owners mark powerlines to increase their visibility and help prevent incidents occurring. Essential Energy can install the markers at a reasonable cost. If you identify an area of concern please fill out the Powerline Marker Enquiry Form to request further information.
Powerline Marker Enquiry Form

Powerline hazard assessment
Use this checklist to help you identify potential electrical hazards before commencing aerial application or general agricultural activities.
Powerline hazard assessment 


Safety Sessions
Essential Energy can arrange safety sessions for recreational and general aviation pilots to raise awareness about operational safety when below minimum flight level 500’ in areas where there are powerlines. These sessions are generally free of charge. If you would like to arrange an awareness session, contact the Essential Energy Public Safety team on 132391.

Find out more
Electrical network maps fact sheet
Low level aerial activity safety fact sheet

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