Working safely around the network

Safety Clearance Checker

The Ausgrid Safety Clearance Checker provides a service for council planners, private certifiers, developers and land owners to check whether a building proposal may fall within minimum network infrastructure clearance area, and should be referred to Ausgrid for further safety clearance checks.

How to use this service

  • You can use the search tool to check an address within Ausgrid's network area. When prompted, confirm if the development application will include a swimming pool. If the lot or land parcel displays a red overlay, any proposed development within the red zone will require a referral to Ausgrid.

About the data

  • The Safety Clearance Checker provides a visual indicator displaying any areas of a property that may fall within the minimum network infrastructure safety clearance area.
  • The Safety Clearance Checker does not show locations of electricity network infrastructure. Any person seeking the location of underground cables should contact Before You Dig Australia. The location of overhead network assets can be checked on the Look Up and Live website.

Contacting Ausgrid

Council Planners can refer applications to Ausgrid in the NSW ePlanning Portal. If you have an enquiry about a proposed development near Ausgrid assets please contact Ausgrid on 13 13 65 or submit an online enquiry

Need more help?

Ausgrid’s Quick Reference Guide ‘Working near Ausgrid Assets - Clearances’ provides further information on required clearances distances. If you need more information about working safely near Ausgrid assets at a specific site, please submit a Safety Advice Request.


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Electrical Service cable routes shown are nominal and may vary from that shown. They are defined in the Checker Tool as a link between the Ausgrid street connection point (pole or pillar) and the centre point of the structure/building. They should be confirmed on site for accuracy.

  • This site does not purport to contain all of the information that a prospective customer / third party would need to work within clearance of Ausgrid assets. This site, and the information it contains, may change as new information becomes available or if circumstances change.

  • Anyone proposing to rely on or use the information in this site should independently verify and check the accuracy, completeness, reliability and suitability of that information for their own purposes. Accordingly, Ausgrid makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability of the information in this site for any particular purpose.

  • Any person reading or utilising this site acknowledge that Ausgrid and their employees, agents and consultants accept no liability (including liability to any person by reason of negligence or negligent misstatement) for any statements, opinions, information or matters (expressed or implied) arising out of or derived from the information contained in this site.