Best Electricians

A licensed electrician can maintain and install electrical and power systems around your home. Choosing an electrician is important as they ensure that your space is safe to live to in. Continue Reading...

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Best Electrician

Expert Electrical
  • Award Winner 2022
4.9 from 281 reviews

Latest review: The team at Expert Electrical provided a very professional, efficient and thorough service from provision of a quote to post-installation support such as registering for solar tariffs etc. I would

  • Customer Service
    5.0 (261)
  • Timeliness
    5.0 (249)
  • Job Satisfaction
    5.0 (253)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.8 (220)
2nd Best Electrician
ElecFirst Electricians
  • Award Winner 2022
  • 2021

ElecFirst Electricians

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4.7 from 1,160 reviews

If you're seeking a polite electrician who will arrive at your Melbourne property in a timely manner, ElectFirst Electricians are a highly-rated and reliable service.

Outstanding customer service
Contactable 24/7
  • Customer Service
    4.9 (198)
  • Timeliness
    4.9 (198)
  • Job Satisfaction
    4.8 (196)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.4 (182)
3rd Best Electrician
Jim's Electrical
  • Award Winner 2022
  • 2021
4.7 from 495 reviews

Latest review: Applied himself to safely undertaking replacement of a circuit breaker in an apartment which had no isolation switch in the unit. A frustrating arrangement but he kept at it until the problem was

  • Customer Service
    4.7 (203)
  • Timeliness
    4.7 (201)
  • Job Satisfaction
    4.7 (194)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.5 (198)
The Local Guys Test and Tag
  • Award Winner 2022

The Local Guys Test and Tag

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5.0 from 140 reviews

Latest review: My first time meeting Brian, he was quick but thorough, he was a lot better than the previous company we were using. We will continue going through him for our branch test and

Inline Plumbing & Electrical
4.7 from 272 reviews

Latest review: Inline Plumbing quoted me the best fixed price - fastest service - Excellent workmanship - on time - cleaned up - offered free advice on other plumbing questions - were professional - friendly - and

Local Ontime Electrician
  • Award Winner 2022
  • 2021
4.6 from 193 reviews

Based in Sydney and its surrounding suburbs, Local ontime Electrician is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for residential and commercial properties.

Max Power Electrical
5.0 from 63 reviews

Latest review: Both Jim and Mitchell did a fantastic job. Polite and on time and did all the power points and aerials we required. Would highly recommend them and Max Power

Captain Cook Electrical
4.9 from 65 reviews

Latest review: The tecnician today was friendly, efficient and trustworthy. He took me through the steps of the process and explained everything about the job. He cleaned up after his work. Top

Electrical Detectives
4.4 from 256 reviews

Latest review: He removed existing circuit breaker and upgraded the wiring to suit new safety circuit breaker combo in enclosure.He also replaced existing 10Amp single / double GPO. He carried out a thorough

Watts Up Solar and Electrical

Latest review: We moved to the island late last year and the first thing on our list was to put solar on including a battery backup. If you are going to put panels on the roof. Put a battery under the house. Solar

Innovate Energy
5.0 from 40 reviews

Latest review: Innovate Energy Installation team was helpful, professional, friendly and completed job efficiently. Office staff were so accommodating and able to answer any questions I had. I would highly

Mr. Switch Electrical
4.2 from 233 reviews

Latest review: avertised free quote and $50 off when arrived told meit will be $189+ gst Diagnostic testing on solar circuit breaker + $29 + gst call out then it was told to me after 1 hour they would need more

24 Hour Power
5.0 from 39 reviews

Latest review: 24 Hour Power came and replaced/rewired all the light fixtures in my house. Arrived on time, did a fantastic job and cleaned up after everything was complete. Very professional. Highly

Patel Electrical
5.0 from 37 reviews

Latest review: Beat quote after Comparing everywhere . Value and best service by Patel electrical . Really happy with his team .i recommended his service to anyone who wants to install solar. Value for money

StayWired Electrical
4.4 from 74 reviews

Latest review: I called staywired for a quote to replace the fans in two bedrooms and install lights with dimmer option. Honestly fantastic service and very friendly. The electrician arrived on time and took away

Accredited Power Saver
3.9 from 171 reviews

Latest review: What a waste of my time this Company is!!! Booked a day and was a no show or even a phone call how rude then booked another day after I had to call them just to get a text on the day they’re not c

The Local Electrician
4.4 from 37 reviews

Latest review: Thank you to all involved in getting my power back on. After a tree fell on our main cable I called the local electrician and they had my major issue resolved within 4 hours of calling. Thanks

Hilton Electrical
4.6 from 29 reviews

Latest review: Friendly , knowledgeable, efficient service. On time. Cost to service delivered was appropriate. Rhys ..thank you. Your review requires at least thirty words which I am filling in with junk

GFE Group
4.8 from 20 reviews

Latest review: I’ve worked as a site foreman building commercial clubs (CSI) and also building Aged Care Facilities (Estia) and GFE Group have delivered on everything for all the large scale commercial i

Bhullar Solar
5.0 from 17 reviews

Latest review: I got a 6.6 kw System installed from Bhullar electricals and solar . Amandeep is the owner and he is very professional and has practical knowledge about the solar products and advises value for money

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What do electricians do?

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Electricians undertake a range of tasks, including diagnosing faults, practical tasks, and restoring electrical connections. Read on to find out more about the different types of specialised services provided by electricians - that cater to different needs.

Lighting

Electricians can install anything from a humble lightbulb to fancier, more complicated light fixtures such as LED lights, downlights and sensor lights. Changing a lightbulb is as simple as taking the old light bulb out of the socket and replacing it with a new one. Alternatively, light installations need to be hard-wired into the ceiling and connected to a light switch.

Alarm installation

If you’re often away from home and worried about potential break-ins, employing a licensed electrician to install a safety system can bring about peace of mind. Electricians are also able to install hard-wired smoke detectors, which are twice as reliable as battery-only detectors as they have two sources of power. Hard-wired smoke detectors are connected directly to the power mains in the house and also have a back-up battery source.

Rewiring

Sparking outlets, buzzing sounds coming from the walls, and constant blown fuses are all signs that your house may need rewiring. Additionally, if your house hasn’t been rewired for the past few decades, an inspection by a licensed electrician can ensure your electric connection is safe and working as it should be.

Cabling

If you prefer to do things old school, hiring an electrician to install cabling can take the burden off your shoulders. From installing telephone and data cabling to broadband and Foxtel cabling, electricians can turn a complex job into a breeze.

Emergency electrical services

You can hire an emergency electrician to assist with services such as attending to a power outage or exposed wiring. In emergency situations, it’s best not to wait. Although there may be an added emergency fee, the damage could far increase and in the long run, result in further costs. For example, not attending to exposed or damaged electrical wiring could result in a fire being started.

DIY electrical work: what can I do without a license?

Saving some cash with DIY electrical work might sound appealing but in reality, there’s limited work you can do without a license. If it’s anything other than changing a lightbulb, assume that it’s not safe to attempt - especially if it involves handling wiring.

Doing electrical work without a license, such as changing an outlet or a light fixture is also dangerous and illegal. Worst case scenario, you’ll be hit with a hefty fine or even imprisonment if your work results in the harm or death of others.

If you’ve previously worked as an electrician and feel you have the knowledge to do DIY work in your home, then you could possibly do your minor electrical work around the house - but this comes with the disclaimer that there may be safety regulations and insurance issues around doing so.

How does an electrician become qualified?

Ultimately, hiring a local electrician will benefit you more than your non-qualified but well-intentioned uncle who offers to help will.

Becoming a licensed electrician usually involves completing a TAFE course, plus years of on the job training - which is in the form of a four-year apprenticeship.

After a fledgling electrician has completed an apprenticeship there are different levels that electricians work up to - meaning they become qualified to do different types of work. A level 1 is an electrician who has completed an apprenticeship and has a limited amount of experience.

A level 2 electrician has more experience than a level 1 electrician and can be trusted to complete a variety of tasks, including meter installation, and disconnecting and connecting a power supply. A level 3 electrician is the most advanced type of electrician and is also referred to as a master electrician.

How do I choose an electrician?

Seek referrals from friends and family and read through reviews to ensure that your electrician is qualified, experienced and insured. Shop around a little and seek quotes from various companies to get an idea of electricians prices and rates - but be aware that to get a proper grasp of how much a job will cost, some companies will need to send out electricians to assess the situation first before to provide a thorough quote.

There are also different types of electrical companies and types of electricians. For your electrical repairs to your home, you’ll be seeking a residential electrician. You might come across other types of electricians called commercial electricians, but this type of electrician isn’t suitable for the home.

A commercial electrician is pretty similar to a residential electrician, similar tasks are carried out except in a commercial setting (offices, shopping centres), instead of homes.

How much do electricians charge per hour?

The cost varies depending on the service and the area that you live in. On average, you can expect to be charged around $60-$100 an hour. The price will be bumped up for emergency and after-hours call-outs.

Emergency call-out fees can reach up to double the amount of a standard call-out fee and if an electrician advertises a $0 emergency fee, it usually means there’s a higher hourly rate.

Commonly asked questions:

Why are electricians so expensive?

Electricians charge prices that many may find to be expensive because they do dangerous work that not just anyone can do, and they receive wages to reflect the fact that they provided a skilled service. Even for the most qualified electricians, there is still the potential for harm.

For example, there is always a risk of electrocution. Electricians go through risks so that you don’t have to. Essentially, being an electrician is dangerous, and the price they charge reflects this.

What tools do electricians use?

Electricians come with an arsenal of tools so that they are prepared for whatever job they encounter. Same basic tools that an electrician will carry around with them include wire strippers, wrench set, hammer, and tape set.