Ausgrid has a large network of underground cables. For safety reasons, it is extremely important that you check for electrical cables and other utility cables (including gas, water and sewerage) before you start to dig or excavate.
Dial Before You Dig is a FREE national referral service supported by Ausgrid and other major service providers that supplies plans of where electricity, water, gas and telecommunications cables and pipes are located so you know whether it is safe to dig. Call DBYD on 1100 (Free call).
NSW legislation requires people who are planning excavation work to obtain copies of underground electricity cable plans from Dial Before You Dig. The plans must be no more than 30 days old when excavation commences.
The aim of the legislation is to ensure workers can establish the exact location of cables and avoid coming into contact with them or damaging them. It also ensures worker safety and prevents disruption to Ausgrid's electricity network.
Your Dial Before You Dig plans should arrive or be ready for collection within three working days. If you require assistance when reading and interpreting your plans please call Ausgrid Dial Before You Dig on 02 49 51 0899.
Check the Ausgrid confined space register.