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Install an above standard meter supply

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Who is this for?

For installing or relocating metering equipment that is above standard supply (refer to WASIR section 11)

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How long will it take?

3 months to provide you with a technical assessment.
4-6 months to provide you with a design and quote, depending of the complexity of your project.

3 months to construct, upon payment of quote and confirmation your site is ready.

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How much will it cost?

We'll provide a quote after we complete the scoping and design of your project.

Application fee

Application fee (plus 0.59% credit card surcharge) $497.42

Design fee

Project complexity Fee
Standard $1,320
Detailed $3,300
Complex $6,600

* While the design fee is GST inclusive, the GST exclusive amount will be deducted from the access offer if proceeding, i.e. GST is not refunded

Other fees

Description Fee
Construction costs We will provide a quote
Cancellation fee $550

The cost of an electricity supply is dependent on how much power you require. In most cases, the cost will be based on what we call the Distribution Low Voltage Connection Scheme.

What to include with your application

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A site plan

Provides us with an understanding of your work site, the location of existing and new assets and help us to design your product. It will need to include:

  • your property
  • neighbouring properties
  • the location of the supply point.

Site plan for a meter connection

For a pillar site plan to be accepted, it must clearly show:

  • the proposed pillar location in a visible colour on the site plan.
  • the street name on which the property borders​
  • the full address of the property
  • the nearest intersection (for rural properties it helps to locate the site)

In order to provide a fast, accurate quote and advice on your new connection arrangement we require a comprehensive site plan with details of your current and/or proposed site layout. This includes but is not limited to the following information being clearly marked on your plan:

  • boundary or retaining walls at the side and front of the property – including depth of wall
  • location of items such as letterboxes, garden beds, trees/stumps, driveways, crossovers
  • detail or grades of any major inclines or slopes near the front boundary
  • utility locations for water meters/pipes, gas pipes, sewer mains/connections and access points
  • proposed location of new pillar/s

Pillar exclusion zone

The pillar needs to have an exclusion zone of 50cm from its centre. Inside or under the exclusion zone there must not be any:

  • water pipes, water storage facilities or water meters
  • gas pipes or meters
  • telecommunication cables
  • sewage, waste water, or storm water pipes
  • reticulation pipes or cables
  • tree roots and other vegetation
  • concrete, asphalt, limestone or bedrock

Find out what underground assets may be in the vicinity by submitting a Dial Before You Dig application.

Pillar exclusion zone diagram

Creating a site plan using maps or satellite images

An easy way to create a site plan is to use a online mapping service like Google Maps. Just take a screen shot of the address and then label the requirements on it.

Using construction plans or engineering drawings for a site plan

If you’ve got access to construction plans or engineering drawings, you’ll be able to submit these as a site plan as long as it includes all our requirements.

Example of approved construction plan


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A single line diagram

A single line diagram provides us with the technical information to design a connection to meet your requirements.

I'm ready to apply for an above standard meter supply

Once you’ve gotten the above, you are ready to apply.

Information for authorised electrical contractors only - Apply for a new meter installation


Please download and complete the meter request notice - metropolitan and present to your local distribution outlet to collect your meter/s.


In regional areas with no distribution outlet, please complete and fax the meter request notice - non metropolitan to Western Power meter services on (08) 9225 2654 and we will arrange delivery of the meter/s to you. 

Distribution outlets

Please download and complete the meter order form to place orders for additional metering stock.

Meter collection

Once you’ve received confirmation of your Western Power meter upgrade or change, your meter/s can be collected in person from one of the distribution outlets below.

Metro Phone No
204 Bannister Rd, Canning Vale 9311 6500
53 Office Rd, Kwinana 9439 1799
819 Marshall Rd, Malaga 9208 7300
48 Reserve St, Mandurah 9582 0733
U1/50 Discovery Drive, Bibra Lake 9331 7575
U1/16 Fortitude Blvd, Gnangara 9302 6450
29 Farrall Road, Midvale 9250 3040
2 Colin Jamieson Drv, Welshpool 9458 6788


Regional Phone No
194 Albany Hwy, Albany 6820 2000
11 Clifford St, Bunbury 9725 5300
115 Flores Rd, Geraldton 9921 1533
11 Wilurarra Rd, West Kalgoorlie 9026 4000
Electrical Distributors
15 Trumper Drive, Busselton 9754 1911
U2/40 Station Rd, Margaret River 9758 8011