Top Rated Electrical Services from $50/hr

Best Electricians in Melbourne, Vic from $50/hr

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  • JEC
    2 Reviews
    5.0 

    We are a newly established business operating for only one year, but we have more then ten years of experience in the industry. We are licensed electrical experts, and we provide services such as: ... Read more

    Melbourne,VIC

    Dylan: Johnny did a great job putting in a ceiling fan and 2 ceiling light...   Read more reviews

    3 February 2016

  • 13 Reviews
    5.0 

    We specialise in the complete installation of electrical services to commercial, industrial and domestic. We also offer complete instalation of split systems. No job too small! We only eve... Read more

    Melbourne,VIC

    Liana: Professional, extremely helpful and very reasonably priced. Thanks ...   Read more reviews

    25 July 2015

  • 6 Reviews
    5.0 

    We are highly trained technicians in all aspects of plumbing work.  Read more

    Melbourne,VIC

    Rajesh: Good Service   Read more reviews

    16 August 2016

  • Melbourne Central Electrical professionally designs, installs and maintains electrical work for businesses of all sizes, as well as individuals. We are here to help tailor a solution to meet you... Read more

    Melbourne,VIC

    Gary: Emcy and his team are absolutely great and very personable. They ar...   Read more reviews

    4 July 2016

  • KC
    3 Reviews
    5.0 

    We are a licensed qualified team of Builders that work for a very big building company looking at taking on private jobs outside of our main work if you dont mind the flexibility an would enjoy hav... Read more

    Melbourne,VIC

    Fong: Lol that's my backyard in the photos they were so very polite   Read more reviews

    7 September 2014

  • 5 Reviews
    4.8 
    Melbourne,VIC

    Vance: Prompt, courteous, and completed the job immediately.   Read more reviews

    24 April 2017

  • 26 Reviews
    4.7 

    Welcome to HC Electrical, a highly qualified company backed by more than 15 years of industry experience. We are skilled in all aspects of the trade, and our services include: • Home theatre ins... Read more

    Melbourne,VIC

    Shelley: I would recommend Alex. He was punctual, helpful and did a really...   Read more reviews

    30 July 2016

  • 115 Reviews
    4.5 

    Why Mr. Electric? Because we offer more than just service; we provide solutions. At Mr. Electric, we understand that no two customers have the same electrical and repair needs. We also unders... Read more

    Melbourne,VIC

    Catherine: they sent Arvind Jaisingh. he was EXCELLENT. it was a tricky job,...   Read more reviews

    31 May 2016

  • BE
    7 Reviews
    4.4 

    Residential Specialist Split System Airconditioning installations (Supply & Installation or Installation Only) Servicing & repairs. By hiring my service you will have peace of mind as I persona... Read more

    Melbourne,VIC

    Frank: Very professional. I would use his services again!   Read more reviews

    21 July 2017

  • 2 Reviews
    5.0 

    We at BLP Electrical have more than 80 years of combined experience in the industry. So if you're looking for experienced, reliable, and trustworthy local electricians in Melbourne, we're your best... Read more

    Fitzroy,VIC

    Sofiene: Daniel did a good job and cleaned up well after.   Read more reviews

    7 March 2016

  • WLE
    6 Reviews
    5.0 
    Melbourne University,VIC

    Lisa: Knows what is is doing. Very nice man.   Read more reviews

    12 June 2017

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    South Melbourne,VIC

    Robert: seemed to know what was what would recommend him to anyone   Read more reviews

    10 December 2012

  • AA
    80 Reviews
    4.8 

    My name is Archie Argyriou, and I am a fully licensed and experienced electrical contractor. I am fully equipped to handle a broad range of electrical jobs, but I mainly specialise in the follow... Read more

    South Melbourne,VIC

    Mariana: very friendly and professional , was happy with the repair job   Read more reviews

    12 October 2016

  • SMPS

    South Melbourne Property Service is made up of qualified tradespeople who have extensive knowledge in the industry. Our experience also stretches over three decades, so we've handled a number of pr... Read more

    South Melbourne,VIC

    Michael: Prompt, efficient service by David and his team. I would recommen...   Read more reviews

    11 May 2016

  • Fully qualified Electrical Contractor specializing in all aspects of Electrical Work-Including small domestic to large Industrial Applications.Eg Motor Control and switchboard design etc Solar in... Read more

    South Melbourne,VIC
  • AES
    7 Reviews
    5.0 

    I have been in this trade for over 9 years, I am specialized in all different fields of electrical work - Solar, New Homes, Renovations, Medical, Air-cons, Industrial. No job is too small to quote! Read more

    North Melbourne,VIC

    Cass: Good price, fast and efficient, no mucking about. Would use again!   Read more reviews

    11 July 2013

  • CVES
    9 Reviews
    5.0 

    A grade electrician with over 10 years experience in the domestic and commercial sectors. Installation and maintenance of power, lighting, TV, data and communications. Fully qualified, licensed a... Read more

    Abbotsford,VIC

    Peter: Professional and easy to talk to in getting the work done. Highly r...   Read more reviews

    25 March 2015

  • TR
    4 Reviews
    4.0 

    At Timber Renovations we are all about home. Whether you are looking to improve your domestic environment or wanting to improve your home for sale, then we can assist. Small scale renovations w... Read more

    Carlton North,VIC

    Maree: Very satisfied. Steve quoted promptly, work was scheduled and compl...   Read more reviews

    23 October 2013

  • 4PEP

    4Build Project Engineering was first established in 2008 and with over 15 years of experience behind our team, we have built our reputation on providing a comprehensive package of mechanical servic... Read more

    South Yarra,VIC

    Sean: Very good service, quotation and job done. Definitely will recommen...   Read more reviews

    8 October 2012

  • 13 Reviews
    4.4 

    Mark Newman Building and Construction. Specialising in small to medium domestic renovations and property maintenance in the Bayside area. If you are considering a project, We are happy to help. Alw... Read more

    South Yarra,VIC

    Jane: I had a disaster with some shelving. Mark came and did an excellen...   Read more reviews

    23 April 2016

  • If you are in need of any type of electrical work, Good Connections Electrical Contracting can assist you. So if your lights are flickering, your power points are broken, or your home needs new wir... Read more

    Clifton Hill,VIC

    Charith: Highly recommend them. Excellent electrician so professional did i...   Read more reviews

    17 July 2017

  • 5 Reviews
    4.2 

    Complete home maintenance services - Bathroom Renovation Design Plastering and Painting Internal and External Cleaning Gutter Clearing Rubbish Removal Internal and External Repairs Tiling ... Read more

    Fitzroy North,VIC

    Tony: Ian was very knowlegeable, and was quite helpful in advice for proc...   Read more reviews

    21 December 2011

  • MF
    5 Reviews
    5.0 

    REGISTERED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR *Lighting *Powerpoints *Switchboards *Fans *Smoke Alarms *TV Points *Phone Points *Downlights New and Old Houses Read more

    Port Melbourne,VIC

    Toan: quick service/quick response! thank you!!   Read more reviews

    15 August 2011

  • AE
    2 Reviews
    5.0 

    Specialising in all things domestic and commercial, breakdowns or new installations. At AJW Electrical we take pride in our level of workmanship and our honest approach to customer interaction. We ... Read more

    Port Melbourne,VIC

    George: Bedrooms look amazing now thanks to newly installed downlights. ...   Read more reviews

    6 July 2017

  • NB&C
    35 Reviews
    5.0 

    NJ Bailey & Co Read more

    Middle Park,VIC

    Karen: I own a holiday short term accommodation business and need to have ...   Read more reviews

    16 June 2017

  • 27 Reviews
    5.0 

    Friendly A Grade electrical contractor with over 12 years electrical experience in all fields for all your electrical and data needs. I pride myself on the quality and efficiency of my work with... Read more

    Prahran,VIC

    Dan: Mike was easy going, hard working and honest. Couldn't recommend h...   Read more reviews

    4 October 2016

  • 15 Reviews
    5.0 

    [This business has not yet provided their Registered Building Practitioner details allowing them to quote on work above $5,000] We are a maintenance company who provides commercial ongoing maint... Read more

    Brunswick East,VIC

    Tatiana: Alberto came to quote on my job on the day I talked to him. He expl...   Read more reviews

    1 February 2016

  • THE ULTIMATE APPLIANCE AND AIR CONDITIONING is a privately owned company with a reputation for quality and service unmatched in the industry. Our company brings 30 years of airconditioning experien... Read more

    Brunswick East,VIC
  • PAI
    2 Reviews
    5.0 

    We have been in business for 15 years installing AV equipment for customers across Melbourne & beyond. We are on top of the latest equipment and can always find a solution to fit every home or bus... Read more

    Hawthorn,VIC

    Roger: All my technology needs in my home are now complete. Platinum AV s...   Read more reviews

    13 April 2017

  • 2 Reviews
    5.0 

    RENOVATION, HANDYMAN & STYLING SERVICES Budget conscious pre-sale or rental preparation and styling ............. bathroom and kitchen renovations painting - internally or externally carpent... Read more

    Toorak,VIC

    Animesh: Job well done. Great service.   Read more reviews

    28 June 2013

Average rating of 5.0 stars for category "Electrician" based on 143 reviews

Tips on Hiring an Electrician

Almost everything now is powered by electricity. It’s tough to imagine life without it. Just like with everything else, there will be times when you’ll experience electrical-related problems such as old wirings that need to be replaced, circuit breaker problems, and broken electrical appliances. These things when left alone can be very dangerous especially since a short circuit is one of the leading causes of fire.

When any of these happen, the best thing to do is to immediately call a qualified electrician. To ensure your family and property’s safety, only a fully trained, licensed, and insured electrician should be allowed to take on electrical-related jobs.

What does an electrician do?

An electrician’s job changes each day depending on the project that he is working on. One day he may be installing data cables or safety switches. The next day, he may be rewiring an old house or doing some testing and tagging.

Just like with any other trade or profession, electricians also have areas of specialty. They may specialise in air conditioning and refrigeration work. There are also electricians who are experts at reading blueprints and mainly handle new installations and rewiring jobs. Network and data cabling is also another area of specialty for some electricians. They are the ones who handle the installation of data cables, telephone cables, and network cables.

Here are some of the common tasks handled by electricians:

  • switchboard upgrades
  • safety switches
  • test and tag services
  • ceiling fan installation
  • home automation
  • alarm systems
  • outdoor lighting
  • home entertainment systems
  • air conditioning installation and repair
  • telephone cabling
  • solar panel installation
  • power point installation
  • electrical repairs

What to look for in an electrician:

Licence and insurance

It takes proper training and apprenticeship to become a qualified electrician. To ensure that the trade is regulated, each state and territory has their own certifications, assessments, and licensing requirements. Having a licence makes an electrician more credible, and it shows commitment to their profession.

Insurance is also very important because even with the most experienced electricians, there can still be some mishaps that can happen. When an electrician working in your property gets injured, you can be held liable if they are not properly insured. So make sure to ask for their licence and insurance details before hiring them.

Experience

Work experience is also something that you should consider when hiring an electrician. How many years have they been in the field? Electrical work is a broad field, and it makes more sense to hire someone who has handled a similar job in the past. You can also hire someone based on their field of expertise. Do they specialise in air conditioning, data cabling, or network cable installation?

Customer feedback

While qualifications, skills, and experience play a great part when choosing a tradie, how they deal with customers is also very important. They may be one of the best in the field but if they always arrive late or if they don’t clean up after themselves, they are bound to lose customers. When choosing an electrician, you should also take into consideration their customer reviews. Aside from word of mouth, you can read their customer feedback online. ServiceSeeking.com.au allows customers to leave their feedback. It helps prospective customers choose the best tradie for the job, and it helps businesses win more jobs.

Cost of hiring an electrician

The average cost of hiring an electrician can go anywhere from $65 per hour to $87.50 per hour. To be able to keep the overhead costs of running a business, most electricians charge a minimum fee or equivalent to one hour of their services, even if the job entails just a few minutes of their time.

There are many things that determine electrician rates. One is your location. The average rate vary in each state and territory. Their skill and level of expertise is also a factor. The more experienced they are, the higher their rates. WIth this in mind, you should hire experienced electricians for huge projects such as rewiring an old house, and choose a fairly young tradie for simple appliance installation jobs.

Be cautious of cheap electricians who offer quotes that are way below the average. These businesses usually don’t have a licence, and they don’t carry any insurance.

Do you have electrical switches or light outlets that are not working? Are you experiencing flickering lights or mild electrical shocks when touching an appliance such as your refrigerator? If you are looking for an electrician, then you’ve come to the right place. Simply post the details of the job and wait for businesses to send you their electrician quotes.

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

_ "They did an excellent job! They did exactly what I wanted them to do and they gave the best price out of all the businesses that quoted. Fantastic! I will definitely recommend them to other people."_ - Nicole from Cherrybrook, NSW

"I don't normally go for the cheapest quote but when I read Joey's reviews I took a chance and was certainly not disappointed. He arrived early, was very efficient, cheerful, polite and tidy. It made having a tradie in the house almost an enjoyable experience. If you need an electrician..look no further!" - David from Kings Langley, NSW

"Superlatives do not come easy to me but the fact is that when it comes to electricians, forget the rest, Mel's the best. Mel and his offsider Carlos just spent a happy six hours doing a big downlight job which had a lot of tricky surprises, they found elegant solutions all the way, and took pride in their work and in putting a smile on their customer's face. I am the absolute first to let someone know if there is an issue but this is one time where I can happily say, No complaints. Seriously, call Mel. He's your man." - James from Petersham North, NSW

"Scott was really good! He did the job as good as I have expected and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who asks!" - Brock from Piara Waters, WA