Last updated: 4th Oct 2018
Electrical repair services in Australia have an average price of $80/hr. The rates, however, may vary depending on the work being done. Simple electrical repairs usually start at $70/hr, while a more complex job costs about $88/hr.
Electrical repair prices from real customers
She had the metre box in her rental property replaced.
TOTAL COST: $400
Her old ceiling fan was noisy, so she needed to take them out and replace with a new one. The quote she received covered the supply and installation of a new ceiling fan as well as the replacement of the wall controller. However, it does not include wall patching or painting, which may be required due to the removal of the old wall controller.
TOTAL COST: $280
Switch was part of a three-switch socket, and it was the only part that wasn’t functioning. Lights were flickering and buzzing because of this, and they also failed to turn on.
TOTAL COST: $95
Cost of common electrical repair jobs
|Electrical Repair Task||Typical Quoted Prices|
|Ceiling fan repair||$120|
|Power point repair||$100|
|Exhaust fan wiring||$150|
Australians typically pay their sparkies around $152.16 for a standard electrical repair or routine maintenance job. However, if you need them for an emergency job or you need them to do certain tasks outside normal business hours, you will definitely be charged extra for that.
Factors that affect the cost of electrical repairs
There are many variables that come into play when it comes to estimating the overall price of an electrical repair job. Labour costs vary depending on the sparkie’s qualifications. A licensed electrician knows their worth and will charge according to their skill and level of expertise. Some tradies may offer to do the work for less but make sure that they are indeed licensed and insured to provide electrical repair services.
Be prepared to pay more for emergency electrical jobs as well. Sparks and burnt electrical smells need urgent attention as they can be potential fire hazards. Electricians who are available 24/7 charge a premium rate for work done on weekends, holidays, and after hours.
The size and scope of the job also affect the total amount that you need to pay. The longer it takes to finish the job, the more you’ll have to pay since electricians often charge on an hourly basis.
Cost per state
Residents of New South Wales and Victoria are paying the lowest price for electrical repairs at approximately $70/hr. Meanwhile, Western Australian residents are paying the highest rates at around $90/hr.
Electrical repairs in the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland have almost the same average rate at $75/hr and $76/hr respectively. If you are in South Australia, be prepared to shell out about $80/hr when hiring electricians.
For your safety and peace of mind, getting a licensed and insured electrician is a must. You can check out ServiceSeeking.com.au for a list of reliable electricians in your area.
Pricing information correct as at August 2016.
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