Vic residents should expect to pay more when hiring local electricians this year, according to recent pricing data from ServiceSeeking.com.au. Over the last financial year, the average cost of electrical work in the state has risen by 8%. This means that for FY15, the average rate of the state's local electricians is around $65/hr.
Both budget and premium rates increased by $5/hr compared to last year's prices as well. The budget rate is now about $55/hr while the premium rate stands at $75/hr.
Despite the price increase, Vic, along with NSW, still enjoys the lowest rates for electrical work. This is because the majority of the states in Australia also felt a higher average electrical rate this year compared to the year prior. Aside from Vic, Sa, Qld, and Tas also saw their local electricians raise their fees. The average price of electrical work in WA, ACT, and NSW, on the other hand, remained unchanged.
You can get quotes from licensed local electricians by posting the details of your job on the site. Once you receive the estimates, make sure to compare them carefully so that you can hire the best business for your job.