The Victorian State Government is seeking to ensure all Victorians are aware of the possibility of power outages during summer weather conditions and what they can do to prepare.
As a result of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, increased safety measures have been introduced through the Government's Powerline Bushfire Safety Program, requiring electricity businesses to modify their powerline safety settings on Total Fire Ban and Code Red days to reduce the risk of bushfires.
This may result in more power failures and a delay in restoring power if a fault occurs.
Read Your Guide to Power Outages, it only takes a few simple things to prepare for a power outage.
Victoria has very reliable electricity supplies, but sometimes power outages can occur.
The most important thing during a power outage is to stay safe. Keep clear of fallen powerlines and keep others away.
Be careful with temporary generators. And if there has been significant damage to your property, make sure a licensed electrician checks that it’s safe to turn your power back on.
For further information visit www.energyandresources.vic.gov.au/power-outage-guide or call the Customer Service Centre on 136 186.