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Cost of rewiring

Last updated: 14th Jun 2019

Rewiring services cost an average of $66/hr. For complex rewiring jobs, though, electricians charge around $75/hr.

Where does this pricing data come from?

All prices stated in the above article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Electricians on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Rewiring prices from real customers

Mick from SA
He paid an electrician to do several rewiring tasks throughout his home in Yattalunga. The job involved upgrading a sub-board in the garage, certifying circuits for compliance, and adding over-voltage protection.
TOTAL COST: $1,482.60
Tolik from NSW
He needed rewiring done for his granny flat in Blacktown. The electrician also had to install a second metre for the granny flat.
TOTAL COST: $1,100
Angela from NSW
She needed to redo the wiring and replace the faulty circuit in her garage.

Costs of common rewiring jobs

Rewiring TaskTypical Quoted Prices
Rewiring for a kitchen renovation$500
Wiring for several downlights$450
Rewiring light sockets$100
Rewiring an inverter$88

Several factors affecting rewiring costs

Depending on the situation, rewiring can be quite a complicated task. This is why electricians must first make sure of what exactly needs to be done before giving a quote. Once they determine the specifics, they’ll be able to provide an accurate quotation, which is typically determined by these factors:


Jobs can range from a simple rewiring of a light socket to a complex and time-consuming rewiring of an entire house. The former will likely not cost much, but the latter can end up being expensive.


Professionals use different materials for electrical rewiring. This can include tape, electrical boxes, cables, cable hangers, splices, and a variety of wires. Expect to pay more if your job requires using a lot of these. Nevertheless, you might want to leave the supply of these materials and tools to your chosen sparkie. This way, you can be sure that the materials are correct and that they come with a manufacturer’s warranty.

Additional services

Additional electrical work like power point installations or anything similar are not usually included in the basic fee for rewiring. Make sure that no extra tasks will have to be done so that you won’t have to spend beyond your budget.

Rates vary depending on your location

Electricians in Victoria charge an average of $65/hr to carry out rewiring tasks. Prices aren’t much different in Queensland where rewiring services cost about $68/hr. Meanwhile, the same type of service costs approximately $80/hr in New South Wales.

In order to guarantee your safety, leave rewiring to licensed and insured professionals. It’s easy to find reliable electricians on

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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