We specialise in connecting your property's service mains from the distribution pole.

Overhead Electrical Cables

Overhead cables transmit electricity across long distances to every home and commercial property. They are strung between distribution utility poles to a property.

We specialise in connecting your property’s service mains from the distribution pole. Whether you need a new installation, replacement or removal of redundant overhead cables, we provide both single and three-phase services.

How do I know if I need to install new overhead cables?

Overhead cables can easily be damaged by inclement weather-related damage, wildlife and other factors such as fallen trees pulling down an existing cable or renovations that require the relocation of an existing cable. Or the existing service mains cables no longer meet the current Australian standard sizing.

Damaged overhead cables are a safety liability. Avoid touching or getting near them at all costs. It’s impossible to know if they have active electricity flowing through them.

If you’re installing new or additional electrical equipment, renovationing or installing EV or a granny flat call us today for an inspection.

If you are experiencing any type of issue or damage with your overhead cables, it’s best to call a level 2 certified electrician. As accredited level 2 electricians, we have the expertise to safely connect and disconnect electricity from the network.

How do I know if I need to install new overhead cables

Call on your trusted level 2 electricians

We specialise in service mains from the distribution pole into your property, which requires a 1 phase and 3 phase power supply. As qualified level 2 technicians, we have the knowledge to advise you on the best approach when you have an electrical problem, tailoring our expertise to meet your property’s energy requirements.

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“it's rare to come across any companies such as selectrical services these days. Their custom service is excellent and backed with prompt service. When they promise something, they keep their promise.”


Reliable Power Distribution
Overhead electrical cables provide a reliable means of power distribution to your home. By installing overhead cables, you can ensure a consistent and uninterrupted supply of electricity, minimising the risk of power outages and disruptions.
Cost Efficiency
Overhead electrical cables are often a more cost-effective option compared to underground cables. They require less labour and materials for installation, making it a budget-friendly choice for homeowners who want a reliable electrical infrastructure without excessive expenses.
Easy Maintenance and Accessibility
Overhead cables offer easy access for maintenance and repairs. In the event of an issue, it is generally quicker and more straightforward to identify and resolve problems with overhead cables, saving you time and minimising inconvenience.
Adaptability to Environmental Changes
Overhead cables are designed to withstand various weather conditions, including rain, snow, and extreme temperatures. Their elevated position helps to minimise the risk of damage due to ground-level factors such as flooding or digging activities, ensuring a more resilient electrical system.
Future Expansion Potential
Installing overhead electrical cables allows for future expansion and modification of your electrical system. It provides flexibility to accommodate increased power demands, additional circuits, and the integration of new technologies without major disruptions or costly modifications.

Frequently asked questions

How do overhead electrical cables differ from underground electrical cables?
Overhead electrical cables are installed above ground, typically on poles or other structures, while underground cables are buried beneath the surface. Overhead cables are more visible and can be affected by weather conditions, while underground cables offer a more aesthetically pleasing and protected installation.
Are there any specific safety considerations when dealing with overhead electrical cables?
Yes, safety is paramount when working with overhead electrical cables. It is crucial to maintain a safe distance from the cables and avoid any contact or tampering. Only qualified electricians should handle any maintenance, repairs, or installations involving overhead electrical cables to ensure safety and compliance with regulations.
Can overhead electrical cables be relocated or adjusted?
Yes, overhead electrical cables can be relocated or adjusted if required. However, these tasks should only be performed by licensed professionals who have the expertise and knowledge to handle such operations safely. Proper planning, coordination, and adherence to safety protocols are essential during any relocation or adjustment of overhead electrical cables.
Are there any maintenance requirements for overhead electrical cables?
Yes, regular maintenance is necessary for overhead electrical cables to ensure their optimal performance and safety. This may include inspections for any signs of wear, damage, or deterioration, as well as periodic cleaning and tightening of connections. It is recommended to have a qualified electrician conduct routine maintenance to identify and address any potential issues promptly.

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What our customers say…

With over 100 5-Star Google Reviews from happy customers, our reviews say it all. Don’t just take our word for it, see what others have to say in their own words.

Lu JLu J
21:08 19 May 23
Responsive and cost effective. Front desk is super helpful and provided quote in such a timely manner and during the work day, both electricians arrived on time and completed the work professionally.
Weifurong80 WeiWeifurong80 Wei
12:49 18 May 23
Have to say it's rare to come across any companies such as selectrical services these days. Their custom service is excellent and backed with prompt service. They would text you to inform when their electrician would arrive. When they promise something, they would keep their promise. We had really good experience having them to carry out electrical work.
Timur SimashevTimur Simashev
23:49 14 May 23
They replaced our power board and main cables. Done as scheduled, all nice. I'm grateful they took old pole and powerboard and moved payment to more convenient day for us!
Mirna AbdallahMirna Abdallah
07:22 21 Feb 23
Emergency call out today, our switchboard started to smoke and our power had to be turned off. With temperatures over 35 and elderly parents it was extremely stressful. I can not speak highly enough of this company. Not only did they turn up within a few hours but the job was done promptly and efficiently. Thank you so much for your professional service !! I will highly recommend you!
Robert CahillRobert Cahill
05:36 28 Nov 22
Selectrical removed and reinstalled a private power pole to my property together with an all new and upgraded meter box and circuit breakers to reflect latest standards.The quoting process was straightforward and clear.Selective completed the work promptly and as promised.Michael was great to communicate with, knew his scope and made the project an easy one to complete from a client point of view.The site work was complemented by office admin that was responsive and knew what was going on.Recommended.

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