This category is for new or altered connections for residential and small commercial properties in urban areas.
This category is for residential and small commercial connections for properties in urban areas such as:
These properties typically require supply of 100 Amps or less. Physical works to connect your property to our energy network are known as contestable services. This means the work must be completed by an Accredited Service Provider level 2 (ASP/2), chosen and paid for by you.
Ausgrid provides basic connection services for these types of properties, which may include inspecting your electrical installation and the ASP's work to make sure it meets our safety standards.
Additional requirements apply if you have, or are planning to install, embedded generation like solar panels. Please see embedded generation for further information.
Our guide to completing a connection application form will assist you to complete your application. Please note, if the information marked with an * is not fully completed the application will not be processed.
Information required in your application can be quite technical. You can ask a third party such as, your electrical contractor, an Accredited Service Provider (ASP), or electricity retailer, to fill out the application form and submit it on your behalf. When you authorise a third party to make your connection application, you can also authorise that person to accept a connection offer on your behalf.
Please note, at the same time the connection contract is formed, another contract called Ausgrid’s Deemed Standard Connection Contract is formed between Ausgrid and the retail customer, who is the person who will use the electricity at the premises. This contract takes effect as soon as the property is connected and electricity being used.
For existing connections that are being altered, a contract with an electricity retailer is generally already in place. A job number will be sent to you to allow your ASP or electrical contractor to request the appropriate metering for your premises and your ASP2 to install it.