Top Rated Electrical Services from $50/hr

Best Electricians in Canberra, ACT from $50/hr

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  • FBS
    5 Reviews
    5.0 

    BUILDING LICENCE#: 20121217 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Trade qualifie... Read more

    Canberra,ACT

    Jaswinder: Pete is very reliable person and charge reasonable prices. I recomm...   Read more reviews

    19 June 2013

  • 2 Reviews
    5.0 

    We are specialists in the installation of Data & Telephone installations in the Canberra region. Data home hubs, telephone extensions, cat5,6 data cabling outlets to all rooms for Internet access ... Read more

    Canberra,ACT

    Peter: I can highly recommend Chris and his business Indacore P/L. I cut t...   Read more reviews

    11 July 2013

  • 21 Reviews
    5.0 

    Symmetry Electrical- Fully Insured, licensed and award winning team. Lights or Powerpoints not working ? Don’t know if your downlights are a fire hazard? Need additional lights, power or phon... Read more

    Canberra,ACT

    Adam: Very professional, very happy with the work   Read more reviews

    24 August 2015

  • 7 Reviews
    5.0 

    With over 10 years industry experience, MPS Electrical (ACT) offer friendly, reliable and prompt service for all your electrical needs. Electrical services available include: - Power points -... Read more

    Canberra,ACT

    Neha: Reliable, polite and gets the job done. We have used his services ...   Read more reviews

    1 September 2014

  • 6 Reviews
    5.0 

    If you have a communications emergency or you've lost your data or your hard drive crashed, Marshy's Computer Services can help you out. With our expertise in computer services, we can get down ... Read more

    Canberra,ACT

    Max: The job was completed on time, on budget, to a professional standar...   Read more reviews

    25 April 2017

  • 8 Reviews
    5.0 

    Two great blokes with varied back grounds in commercial data to comercial and industrial construction including high rise apartment blocks in Canberra and our ever growing domestic experience with ... Read more

    Canberra,ACT

    Christopher: top electrification quick quote and job done in no time thank you...   Read more reviews

    1 June 2016

  • 7 Reviews
    5.0 

    Are you tired of dealing with dodgy electricians? At Vault Electrical, we guarantee that you'll only work with qualified, licensed, insured, and reliable electricians. We can give great value for y... Read more

    Canberra,ACT

    Kathryn: The lads were very professional and courteous.<br/>They even cleane...   Read more reviews

    23 March 2017

  • 3 Reviews
    5.0 

    We are a local friendly team of electrical contractors, specializing in all domestic and commercial installations, repairs, and programmed maintenance. All of our team is fully qualified, licens... Read more

    Canberra,ACT

    Zonelle: Perfect!   Read more reviews

    13 February 2015

  • 2 Reviews
    5.0 

    We provide a pofessional building service thoughout Canberra and the region. We specialise in extensions, renovations, new builds, decks & pergolas and all building maintenance. We pride ourselves ... Read more

    Turner,ACT

    Tim: Guy completed my project on time and on budget, to an extremely hig...   Read more reviews

    11 July 2013

  • 11 Reviews
    4.6 

    BNV Electrical was established in 2004 and is a locally owned business servicing all areas of Canberra, Queanbeyan and surrounding regional areas. With over 14 years experience in the electrical in... Read more

    O'connor,ACT

    Keith: BNV and Nic are great. Job went smooth... After sales repair quickl...   Read more reviews

    7 August 2014

  • We specialise in audio visual, television, and home theatre installations. - LCD and plasma television wall mounting - Standard television setup - Installation of all brands of PVR and Bluray ... Read more

    Dickson,ACT

    Sunny: I highly recommend this business. Gaetan is so professional and hel...   Read more reviews

    15 November 2013

  • The Contemporary Plumbing team can help you with all your Plumbing and Gas fitting needs. Whether it's a plumbing emergency, general household plumbing maintenance or plumbing for your new home/re... Read more

    Forrest,ACT

    John: Came the next day to do the work. And did an excellent job.   Read more reviews

    7 April 2013

  • JY
    10 Reviews
    4.6 

    Fully licenced, unrestricted electrician. Located in south Canberra and specialise in domestic and small commercial work. Services available include installation and maintenance of lighting, p... Read more

    Griffith,ACT

    Sean: they were good. great service   Read more reviews

    4 July 2013

  • 56 Reviews
    5.0 

    I have been in the Electrical and Telecommunication industry for over 13 years. I am fully qualified, licensed and insured. I only use top quality materials and quality workmanship. I am alway h... Read more

    Narrabundah,ACT

    Marina: Chris is an easy and genuine person to deal with. He turned up on t...   Read more reviews

    15 June 2017

  • BG
    3 Reviews
    5.0 

    Specialist Tilers with 28 years experience in all aspects of floor (dining, living, verandahs and patios) and wall tiling; bathroom renovations; leaking shower base repair; and water proofing servi... Read more

    Narrabundah,ACT

    David: This job was about 50sqm and was difficult because it was spread ac...   Read more reviews

    10 August 2014

  • RPL
    2 Reviews
    5.0 

    We do all electrical, domestic, commercial, and industrial. Also specialise in Grid Connect Solar design, installation and maintenance. Read more

    Bruce,ACT

    Mary-ann: He did awesome.   Read more reviews

    20 December 2011

  • 10 Reviews
    5.0 

    Access Control, Security, CCTV, System Integration, Networking, Communications, Fibre, Wireless Links, Iphone/Andriod Integration, FOXTEL and Free to Air Did we mention we have been in ... Read more

    Fyshwick,ACT

    Garry: Very happy with his work.   Read more reviews

    19 June 2015

  • BES
    3 Reviews
    5.0 

    I have been in business for 20 yrs in Canberra We do installations and repairs on all brands of A/Cs Contact us for a quote. Read more

    Macquarie,ACT

    Daniel: Rudi did a great job, and at a price better then most. The reverse ...   Read more reviews

    11 September 2012

  • 3 Reviews
    5.0 
    Belconnen,ACT

    Ryan: Reliable, professional and extremely focused in ensuring both the j...   Read more reviews

    20 April 2017

  • Foundation Plumbing and Gasfitting is a company that prides itself on providing a high quality, professional and reliable service to its customers. From leaking taps and toilets through to exte... Read more

    Tuggeranong,ACT

    Mike: Professional and friendly service, job well done fitting/running pi...   Read more reviews

    24 October 2014

  • RE
    4 Reviews
    5.0 

    40 years in the Electrical Industry.Electrical Contractor since 1989.Fully Insured. Licenced Electrical Contractor in ACT (19771526) and NSW (EC31937). Read more

    Giralang,ACT

    Erin: Bob was the only electrician to actually CALL and talk to me and fi...   Read more reviews

    31 January 2013

  • 2 Reviews
    5.0 

    LED Solutions is a professional LED light installer covering all areas of LED lighting and electrical services. They can assist you replace, upgrade or install new LED lights in your home or office... Read more

    Franklin,ACT

    Sachin: Good job in time and flexible as per needs.   Read more reviews

    21 October 2015

  • BB
    6 Reviews
    5.0 

    ACT & NSW Licenced Electrician Fully insured and quality guaranteed. New homes / extensions/ renovations/ additions/ alterations/ repairs/ maintenance All electrical, including; *Light, Pow... Read more

    Evatt,ACT

    Mick: He did the work as required; came back couple of days in a row to f...   Read more reviews

    27 March 2014

  • TDW
    2 Reviews
    5.0 

    The Deck Wizard was launched in 2009 so we could use our skills to provide Canberra residents with a reliable quality and professional carpentry service while concentrating our efforts, but not lim... Read more

    Scullin,ACT

    Graham: Came on time and as agreed.Great first part of the job and looking ...   Read more reviews

    7 February 2013

  • GWAA
    3 Reviews
    5.0 

    Fully qualified and insured carpenter specialising in decks, pergolas, bathroom renovations and general maintenance. For an obligation free quote please contact us. Read more

    Nicholls,ACT

    Lee-anne: He did a good job.   Read more reviews

    21 April 2015

  • 12 Reviews
    5.0 

    Owner operated business we provide the following services. * Hot and Cold water services * Drainage * Gas install and upgrades * Blocked drains and drain camera * Hot water systems * Ducted... Read more

    Melba,ACT

    Tina: He did a good job.   Read more reviews

    10 August 2015

  • 2 Reviews
    5.0 

    From removing and replacing a GPO to designing a complete commercial installation, DPC Electrical ACT has everything covered. A big part of our business is generated through customer referrals and ... Read more

    Gungahlin,ACT

    James: Dan installed a power point for me in the garage and charge about o...   Read more reviews

    1 March 2016

  • 3 Reviews
    5.0 

    Baymor Electrical is a family owned business servicing all areas of Canberra. Our passion, quality of work and competitive rates ensures all work is of a high standard. We are committed to providin... Read more

    Flynn,ACT

    Stephen: Great work   Read more reviews

    10 October 2016

  • 5 Reviews
    5.0 

    Tradies often get a bad rep for being lazy, skipping over little things and leaving behind huge invoices.But I hope to stand out from the pack by taking my time to answer questions, being transpare... Read more

    Ngunnawal,ACT

    Vanda: Justin was thoroughly professional and a pleasure to deal with. He ...   Read more reviews

    28 January 2015

  • 9 Reviews
    5.0 

    Over 30 years experience in all types of domestic and commercial electrical installation and repairs. Experienced in commercial food equipment break down and servicing. ACT Licence. Led lighting up... Read more

    Ngunnawal,ACT

    Selva: This gentlemen did a fantastic job. Much reliable tradesmen I had c...   Read more reviews

    8 August 2014

Average rating of 5.0 stars for category "Electrician" based on 139 reviews

Hiring an Electrician

There are plenty of home improvement and house repair work that you can attempt on your own such as putting up curtains, painting your walls a different colour, or setting up ready-to-assemble furniture such as a bookshelf. However, you have to keep in mind that not all home repairs can be a do-it-yourself project. Anything that involves electricity is best handled by a qualified electrician.

While a simple light bulb replacement is easy enough, anything more complex should be done by a licensed electrician. A lot of people try to save a few dollars by hiring a handyman to check their electrical wirings without realising that it could actually cost them more in the long run. While hiring a professional electrician can be more expensive, they can easily recognise and troubleshoot electrical problems before it becomes bigger.

The role of an electrician

In a nutshell, an electrician is responsible for making sure that electrical current is flowing safely in your home and that electrical wires, outlets, and appliances are in good working condition. A typical workday for them varies since they handle various tasks such as new installations, data cabling, and testing and tagging. Here are some of the common jobs that they handle.

Installations

Electrical installations happen in the domestic, commercial, and industrial sectors. It includes planning, designing, selecting, installing, testing, fault finding, and repairing electrical systems, lighting, power points, and appliances. They also handle wall TV mounting and ceiling fan installation.

Rewiring

For old houses and buildings, you should consider having your property checked by an electrician. Signs that you need to have your house rewired are discolored powerpoints and switches, frequently tripped breakers and blown fuses, and any burning smell followed by a sizzling sound. While rewiring can be messy and expensive, the good news is that when done by a professional, rewiring only happens once every generation.

Air conditioning and refrigeration

Air conditioning and refrigeration work should be handled by an electrician who specialises in these areas. So for the installation, repair, and maintenance of your AC and fridge, make sure to let an expert handle it.

Data and network cabling

The installation of telephone cables, network cables, and data cables is another area of expertise for electricians.

What to look for when hiring local electricians

Because electrical work is a delicate task, you need to be cautious when hiring someone who will handle electrical installation and repair jobs in your home. Here are some things to consider when choosing an electrician:

Qualifications

You need to find an electrician who is qualified to handle electrical jobs whether it’s to install a telephone socket connection, install power point, or handle a telephone cabling and data cabling job. How do you know if they are qualified? Make sure they are licensed to handle electrical work in your state or territory. Find out also how long they have been in the business. As a rule, the more experienced they are, the more skilled they are at handling different electrical jobs.

Insurance

Even the most careful electrician is still susceptible to accidents. And when we’re dealing with electricity, even the simplest mishap can turn into a big disaster! It is important to hire an insured electrician to make sure that you are protected should anything happen. Remember, you can be held liable if someone gets injured while working inside your property.

Customer Service

How a tradie treats their customers is equally important, especially in this day and age when customer satisfaction plays a big role in determining the success of a business. A lot of electricians are qualified and has the skills and tools needed to do the job. How professional they are and how they deal with clients will make them stand out from the rest.

Cost of hiring an electrician service

How much would it cost you to hire an electrician? The price depends on many factors such as the type of electrical work that needs to be done, the electrician’s level of expertise, and also your state or territory. It is normal for electricians to charge a higher rate for their first hour of work to cover their overhead expenses of running the business.

Based on the data gathered by ServiceSeeking.com.au, average electrician quotes start from $65 per hour. However, this figure may vary depending on the business, the scope of the job, and your location. To get the most out of your money, it is a good idea to always compare quotes first from at least three or more businesses. While you are comparing quotes, you can also call them up to discuss the job in detail, ask for references and if they offer any discount or guarantee for their work.

Here are some feedback from customers who have found electricians through ServiceSeeking.com.au:

"Ray and his team did all the electrical work during my 60-year-old house renovation. Ray organized his work well to fit the overall schedule and never hold up anyone. He used top brand products and the labor work was just fantastic. What made Ray special was that he took the best of our interest to meet our budget when we had to rewire our powerpoints with burnt wires. Ray was also happy to do extra little work out of quote free of charge. And Ray even took time to come back to do little amendment after the full payment during busy Christmas season while lots of tradesmen never show up when they say 'shortly'. The overall price was pretty competitive and someone even quoted me the same price for half of the work. Reliable Aussie pals, highly recommend!" - Bill

"Fantastic Service. John went above and beyond with his work. There were a few hiccups with the electrical in the house I brought but John was happy to take the time and fix it all without an issue. Great service and great price. I will definitely be getting John out again while the reno's continue. thanks again" - Lisa from Victoria Point, QLD

"Jeremy provided me with advice that helped consider other alternatives to my problem. He arrived when he said he would and provided a good quality service (without mess and an aesthetically pleasing result) at what I consider value for money." - Julie from Herston, QLD