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Request for network access

If you are undertaking any work, such as excavating or putting up scaffolding, near our electrical equipment, you will need to submit a request for a Network Access Permit to provide safe access to your work area.

To make sure we approve and can meet your request, you should submit your request for network access 20 business days before the date you intend on carrying out your work.

You will need to complete this form if you are planning to undertake any work that includes:

  • pot holing
  • directional boring in designated areas
  • trenching or excavating
  • putting up scaffolding
  • any work near our equipment, either overhead or underground (including transformers)
  • sub-division work requiring electrical connection.

 If you plan to carry out work on a customer's connection to our network, you must submit the relevant connections form, not a network access request.

 

It is your responsibility to determine what you need to make sure you, your workers, your contractors and the public are safe.


What you need to do first

SA Government

Check out the South Australian Government's website, which provides advice on working near overhead powerlines and underground cables with the clearances required.

SafeWork SA

SafeWork SA has the information and resources you need to keep your work area hazard-free, keeping you, your workers, contractors, and the public safe.

Dial Before You Dig

If your work involves digging, visit Dial Before You Dig for drawings of all known underground services in your work area. It is your responsibility to visibly mark all cable locations, with depths provided, before requesting access to the network.

Terms and conditions 411KB PDF

You will need to read and agree to our terms and conditions before submitting your request.

 


Our NICC 404 Working in the Vicinity of SA Power Networks Infrastructure 1777KB PDF provides the information you need. It also gives information on excavating near our underground equipment and the required network isolation.

No. Tiger Tails do not insulate the lines. They are simply a visual marker of the lines. See NICC 305 Information on Tiger Tails (Low Voltage Line Covers) 1231KB PDF for more information.

If you need to access one of our secure areas or sites, you can contact our Network Access Officer on (08) 8404 5409 or email NAO@sapowernetworks.com.au to organise this.

If you are transporting a high load, you can check out our information on transporting high loads or you can contact our High Loads/Escort Officer on (08) 8292 0492​ or email highloads@sapowernetworks.com.au​

You can call one of our Account Mangers on (08) 8404 5614 or (08) 8404 5912 and we’ll help organise this.