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Remove or relocate a low voltage pole

Changes to application and design fees

On 16 August 2019, we'll introduce a revised fee structure that includes an upfront application fee, new designs fees, and revised information/conformance services fees for all distribution customer projects. Find out more.

Use this service if you want us to relocate or permanently remove a low voltage pole.

How long will it take?

  • 3 weeks to provide you with a quote
  • 10 weeks to remove or relocate once payment is received

What will I need to complete this application?

Electricity connections can be varied and complex. We recommend that a professional electrical consultant or contractor completes this application.

You'll need to the following to submit an application:

What more do I need to know?

  • There are some physical clearances that are required between the electricity network and your equipment
  • If the pole you wish to remove/relocate has a streetlight on it you need to get local government approval before applying
  • If there are third party assets (e.g. telecommunication equipment) on the pole, we will organise for them to be relocated; these costs will appear in your quote
  • If you want to relocate the dome onto a neighbour’s property you will need to include their written approval with your application.

How much will it cost?

Relocating a low voltage pole (that doesn’t affect any other equipment) typically costs between $5,000 - $15,000 per pole.

The cost variation is quite high for this service as there are a wide variety of factors affecting price. When designing the plans for your request we always strive to minimise the cost to you.

Cost breakdown:

  • Application fee - $495
  • Design fee*:
    • Standard - $1,320
    • Detailed - $3,300
    • Complex - $6,600
  • Construction - we will provide you with a quote
  • Cancellation fee - $550

*While the design fee is GST inclusive, the GST exclusive amount will be deducted from the access offer if proceeding, i.e. GST is not refunded.

Remove or relocate a low voltage pole

Approximate time required to complete application: 10 minutes.

Apply here