Subdivisions

This category includes subdivisions of land for residential, commercial or industrial development.

You may be able to connect a small subdivision to the network without the network needing to be extended or its capacity increased (augmented).  If so, you will require basic connection services from Ausgrid and the contestable services of an ASP2 to provide metering and make the physical connection between individual lots and the network.  However, if you connect to a part of the network that another customer has funded during the last seven years, you will be required to contribute to a reimbursement scheme established and maintained by Ausgrid.  If so, Ausgrid will notify you when it makes you a connection offer (or beforehand, if you make a preliminary enquiry). 

Ausgrid’s electricity network often needs to be extended and/or its capacity increased (augmented) to provide electricity to land subdivisions. If yours is in this category, you will be required to fund the network augmentation, which means you will also be responsible for arranging and paying relevant Accredited Service Providers (ASPs) to do the augmentation work. In that case, you will need:

  • an ASP3 to design the additional infrastructure
  • an ASP1 to build the infrastructure
  • an ASP2 to complete metering work and possibly the work of connecting  individual sites within the subsdivision to the augmented network. 

ASP services are known as contestable services.

Ausgrid provides standard connection services to support these contestable connection services.

Please note, additional requirements apply if you have or are proposing to install embedded generation, like solar panels, at the premises.

Making a preliminary enquiry may be helpful if you are considering a land subdivision or installing embedded generation in subdivided land.

To apply   

Download this guide to help you fill out your application for connection form.

To apply, fill out the Connection Application Form - Large, Multiple and Remote Connections. You can do this by printing the form and filling it in by hand, using the PDF form. You can also use this Excel form to complete on your computer. Submit printed forms to us by:

Sydney, Central Coast and Lower Hunter.

Fax: (local call)  1300 662 089 Fax 4399 8007 Email: datanorth@ausgrid.com.au

Upper Hunter Fax: 65429037 Email: datamuswellbrook@ausgrid.com.au

Please note if the information marked with an * is not fully completed, the application can not be processed.

Next steps

Notices of Arrangement

Local councils require a Notification of Arrangements for the Provision of Electricity Supply from us before they will release the plan of subdivision for registration at Land and Property Information.  We charge a monopoly fee for issuing Notices of Arrangement.

If your subdivision requires basic connection services, we will provide the Notice of Arrangement as soon as you pay our fee.

If the network needs to be augmented, we will issue the Notice of Arrangement after the connection assets have been installed and satisfactory arrangements have been made for Ausgrid to be granted registered easements or leases for any network infrastructure installed on private land.

Applications that will require a certified design

If the network needs to be extended or its capacity increased (augmented) to meet the electricity needs of your subdivision then before work on constructing the necessary connection assets starts, you must retain an ASP3 to design them.  When we receive your connection application it will be incomplete without a certified design number so Ausgrid will start the design process by offering a design contract.

1. We will offer you a Design Contract. The offer includes a statement of fees as well as terms and conditions of contract.

2. You accept the Design Contract and pay the fees to Ausgrid.

3. We will send you Design Information so you can arrange an ASP3 to design the augmentation works and submit the design to us for certification.

4. We will do a desktop audit of the design to check whether it is meets our standards.

5. Once we certify the design, the connection application can be completed.  We will send you a connection offer, but there is an option to expedite a connection on the application form and if you have asked for expedition and indicated that the model standing offer of connection services for ASP1 connections is satisfactory, the contract will commence on the date we certify the design.

6. If you choose not to expedite the connection, you have 45 business days to accept the connection offer.

7. Once the connection contract is in place, you arrange an ASP1 of your choice to build the network assets, and an ASP2 to provide metering services.

8. Ausgrid will inspect the work throughout the construction period to make sure it meets our standards before the power is turned on. Once they are electrified, the connection assets constructed by the ASP1  will be owned and maintained by Ausgrid as part of our network.

Please note, when the connection contract commences, another contract called Ausgrid’s Deemed Standard Connection Contract is formed between Ausgrid and the retail customer who will use the electricity at the premises. This contract takes effect as soon as the property is connected and electricity is being used.