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No Go Zones and working around powerlines

In response to electricity-related deaths and accidents on work sites and farms, ESV has taken a lead role in establishing a best practice approach for mechanical plant and equipment such as mobile cranes, tipping trucks, concrete pumping machines, scaffolding and elevated work platforms being operated in near overhead powerlines.

This initiative, known as the ‘No Go Zone’ (NGZ) involved the development, introduction and communication of a consistent set of rules when working near overhead power lines.

The No Go Zone rules describe minimum safety requirements that are dependent on the distance between overhead powerlines and the work being performed.

The following pages provide information about No Go Zones for:

Who is my power company?

To determine which power company is responsible for the power poles in your area, visit DELWP and enter your address to view maps of the distributor areas.

Below are the contact details for each of the five Victorian power companies and web pages with their Working Near Powerlines information.

AusNet Services

Phone: 1300 360 795


Phone: 131 626

Powercor / CitiPower

Powercor: 132 206
CitiPower: 1300 301 101

United Energy

Phone: 1300 131 689

More information

Follow the links below for more information No Go Zones.

Contact us

If you have questions about No Go Zones or working around powerlines, contact our Safety Outcomes Assurance team on (03) 9203 9700 or by email at