The Powerline Replacement Fund (PRF) will see powerlines in the highest risk bushfire areas replaced with insulated overhead, underground powerlines or new conductor technologies.
Funding for the $200 million PRF is being directed in stages to priority areas identified in conjunction with the Fire Services Commissioner, Energy Safe Victoria, the Department and technical experts.
The Fund will be directed at replacing both High Voltage (HV) and Private Overhead Electric Lines (POELs) in highest priority Local Government Areas (LGAs). The POEL funding is allocated to the following Local Government Areas:
If you believe you meet the eligibility criteria, but have not received an invitation to apply in the mail, please contact the Program Manager, Powerline Replacement Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone on (03) 9412 4566.
For more information read the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the program.
See videos of the Powerline Replacement Fund in action, featuring an insight into the undergrounding of a Private Overhead Electrical Line and grasp the scale of replacing High Voltage powerlines.
Important information for applicants
list of Registered Electrical Contractors [MS Excel Document - 138.0 KB]
who are participating in the Powerline Replacement Fund.
Important information for Registered Electrical Contractors