Did you know as the property owner, you're responsible for keeping your trees clear of overhead power lines and underground cables? We love trees! But when they grow close to power lines they can be a hazard for everyone. By regulation, only qualified and approved utility arborists are allowed to trim trees within 4 metres of a power line.
Trees and vegetation growing too close to power lines can cause power outages to your home or neighbourhood, compromise the safety of our lines team, and are a safety risk for the kids and other people in your community.
Received a notice?
If we identify trees growing close to our power lines, for safety reasons we must do something about it.
Vegetation growing around power lines is governed by the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003.
Staying safe around trees and electricity
We want to help keep you safe around trees and electricity. Here's some important safety tips.
Think before you plant
Your guide to planting the right trees and shrubs in the right places.
Frequently asked tree questions
All of your tree trimming questions answered and any questions you might have about the notice you've received.
We recommend you leave it to the professionals!
Be a good neighbour, use an approved arborist to get your trees and vegetation trimmed. Check out our approved arboriculture contractors.
Did you know?
Aurora Energy manages over 4,000 km of overhead power lines and we perform regular inspections to spot vegetation-related hazards.
Trees account for at least 20% of our unplanned network outages each year!
This can be from fallen trees, branches, bark and other debris on power lines, vegetation growing into power lines, and accidents during tree maintenance or felling.
More frequent weather-related events caused by climate change may result in an increased number of power outages caused by vegetation.