Towong Shire

Power Outages

Power Outages

While Victoria has a very reliable power supply, power outages occasionally occur as a result of severe weather, such as lightning, floods, heatwaves, bushfires or high winds, or by trees contacting powerlines. Animals, car accidents or digging near underground powerlines can also cause interruptions to power.

Restoring power is usually the responsibility of your local electricity distribution company, who owns and maintains the poles and wires bringing power to your home.

This guide outlines some simple things you can do at home to help prevent power outages – and to prepare for those rare occasions when power is lost for a long time.

For information on what to do if the NBN Network is affected by a power outage please follow this link.

Brochure - your guide to power outages (PDF 419 KB)

Last updated: 02 February 2018