Bushfires pose a serious risk to life, property and the environment in rural and urban areas throughout New South Wales. If overhead powerlines aren't inspected and maintained, they might clash or be brought down by strong winds, falling trees and branches, or broken poles and fittings, and could spark a bushfire. Managing this risk by removing hazards from the electricity network is a responsibility that’s shared between Ausgrid, its customers and the community.

Helicopter patrols

Helicpter patrols

Ausgrid inspectors patrol the electricity network by land and air to check for bushfire hazards.

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Inspecting private poles

Bushfire prevention pic

Learn more about how we are managing bushfire risks on private poles and overhead powerlines.

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Bushfire risks

Private poles

Learn more about our bushfire safety inspections and how to spot a defect in this short video.

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Trees near powerlines

Private pole

Planting the correct species near powerlines improves safety and reduces maintenance costs.

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