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Standard electricity supply for a single house

Changes to application and design fees

On 16 August 2019, we introduced 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.

Apply for this connection if you want a new electricity supply to a house, or convert an existing overhead supply to underground.

How long will it take?

  • 3 weeks to provide you with a quote
  • 10 weeks to build once payment is received and customer has confirmed with Western Power the site is ready for construction

What will I need to complete this application?

How much will it cost?

Underground connection to our low voltage network

Cost range

Your property is on the same side of the road as the point of connection to the electricity network

$4,500 - $8,000

Your property is on the opposite side of the road to the point of connection to the electricity network

$9,000 - $15,000

The overhead electricity network needs to be extended (up to 200m) and a pole top transformer installed

$15,000 - $25,000

Overhead to underground conversion eligible for fixed price

Cost

Your property is on the same side of the road as the point of connection to the electricity network

$3,400

Your property is on the opposite side of the road to the point of connection to the electricity network

$4,900

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

The cost of an electricity supply is dependent on how much power you require:

In most cases, the cost will be based on what we call the Distribution Low Voltage Connection Headworks Scheme.

Standard electricity supply for a single house

Approximate time required to complete application: 10 minutes

Apply here