When it comes to electrical work, it’s safest to call in an expert. If you need assistance with electrical repairs, installation or wiring, call one of Canberra’s best electricians.
Electricians spend years studying and training to master their trade to make sure they are safe when working in potentially dangerous situations, which they often are.
It’s fair to say that hiring a qualified sparky with knowledge and experience ensures electrical safety and far outweighs the dangers of trying to do the work yourself.
In addition, there is limited electrical work you or a family member can complete without a licence in Australia, with a lot of electrical work illegal if performed by an unqualified DIY enthusiast.
If it’s more than changing a lightbulb, the best course of action is to call in a qualified, licensed electrician or electrical contractor.
Finding a reliable electrician
When looking for a dependable electrician, there are plenty of qualities to look for.
Find one who is fully qualified, has a proven track record, comes highly recommended, offers professional and courteous customer service, conducts safe and compliant work, is reasonably priced, and has experience in the field.
Canberra’s leading electricians take the stress out of the process by delivering high quality outcomes that comply with electrical safety standards and meet your expectations.
Whether your power is tripping or you need a new cooktop, new switchboard, rewiring, data cabling, safety switches, security lighting, new power points, fan installation, emergency service, a shop fit-out or new lights, a licensed electrician can maintain and install electrical and power systems around your home or workplace.
Given Canberra’s large geographical area, some electricians will only work in certain parts of town, be that northside/southside, or particular regional centres.
Be sure to check that your home or workplace is located in the region your preferred electrician conducts their work.
Industry regulations and requirements
The ACT Government’s Access Canberra Construction Professionals portal allows consumers to filter through a list of electricians who are licensed, registered or accredited to work in the ACT.
In addition, all electrical wiring work in the ACT must be tested and certified by the licensed electrician or electrical contractor who carried out the work as per local planning regulations.
Find out more about ACT electrician licence classes and mandatory qualifications here.
Things to look for in your preferred electrician
- Immaculate history. Hiring a qualified sparky with knowledge, experience, and an impeccable track record ensures electrical safety.
- Experience. Find a fully qualified electrician with a proven track record who comes highly recommended.
- Safety regulations requirements. Check with Access Canberra to make sure they are accredited to work in the ACT and are fully aware of their legal requirements.
- Northside/Southside. Check where your favoured sparky works, as some only ply their trade in certain parts of Canberra.
The best electricians in Canberra
To be listed as one of Canberra’s best businesses, Canberra Weekly requires them to have maintained a track record of positive reviews on Google and Facebook, with a minimum average of 4/5 stars.
We also check to see if businesses have verified customer reviews.
When in need of an electrician in the Canberra region, check out our list of Canberra Weekly’s best local businesses below.
White Knight Electrical Co are a small local business that specialises in power, lighting, TV and data, switchboard upgrades, air conditioning and maintenance.
They have a focus on customer service to make sure your requirements are met and have experience in residential, commercial and real estate work.
Serving Queanbeyan, Canberra and the surrounding areas, Mark Rawstorn Electrical aims to deliver outstanding service and workmanship. All of their work is guaranteed and complies with the highest industry standards.
Sparks Fly Electrical specialises in taking the time to understand what you’re trying to achieve and how you want your space to work.
Whether it’s as simple as a new power point for your wall mounted TV or a whole new lighting system for your house or commercial space, Sparks Fly Electrical is there for you.
Complete Electrical pride themselves on the quality of work they provide and the level of knowledge they possess.
They offer a range of solutions including indoor & outdoor lighting, TV & audio visual, switchboard upgrades, split system installations, home & apartment electrical fit-outs and are also offer 24/7 service availability.
Genesis Electrical have earned a reputation for high quality and honest service in Canberra.
They are experts in residential and commercial electrical, designing and installing air conditioning systems and delivering TV & data networks.