Safety around your home

DIY and home maintenance


DIY projects and renovations have become common place in many Australian homes but when it comes to DIY electrical work, the message is clear - leave it to the experts. DIY electrical is not only dangerous, it’s illegal.

Unless you are a qualified electrician you should never attempt to:

  • wire any part of your home
  • install or move powerpoints
  • install or move lights and switches
  • install ceiling fans
  • carry out any electrical maintenance other than changing a light globe.

You can access more information about the dos and don’ts of DIY electrical work at