Our position on EMF

Electricity has been used in Australia for 100 years and there is no doubt that everyone in Australia is exposed to EMF on an ongoing basis.

Whilst the balance of scientific evidence is against EMF resulting in adverse health effects, Ausgrid recognises there are still concerns in the community about EMF exposure and takes seriously its responsibility to help address these concerns.

Ausgrid will continue to:

  • Provide balanced, accurate information to our employees and customers, including electric and magnetic field measurements and advice
  • Take reasonable steps to limit field exposures from new facilities by locating and operating our electrical installations prudently within Australian health guidelines
  • Closely monitor engineering and scientific research, overseas policy development and major reviews of scientific, medical and engineering research regarding electric and magnetic fields and health
  • Cooperate fully with any bodies established by governments in Australia to investigate and report about power frequency electric and magnetic fields.