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New Estate Connection Application

What is a New Estate Connection?

If you’re negotiating to establish multiple supply points for your proposed residential subdivision (a greenfield development and/or staged development of an existing residential subdivision) this application is the right one for you. 

You can select the contestability option at the application stage, including your Accredited Service Provider (ASP) you are intending to engage for design purposes.  If you’re not ready to select your ASP at this stage, you’ll have an option to download a list and can advise us of your choice after you have submitted your application. 
Note: Any design and construction contractors involved in establishing multiple supply points must be accredited by AusNet Services. This accreditation recognises that they have been assessed to have the skills and the knowledge to carryout works on the AusNet Services network to our technical, quality and safety standards.

You must pay a fee to proceed with this application and obtain either a firm or interconnection offer.  
If you wish to obtain an indicative price for your proposed residential subdivision, select the Preliminary Estimate option on the application.  You must answer “Yes” for AusNet Services to provide both Design and Construction Services to obtain a Preliminary Estimate. 

Preliminary Estimates are indicative, meaning the price generated is an office-based assessment.  A Preliminary Estimate is valid for 30 days and has an upfront, non-refundable* fee.
*Note: Preliminary Estimate fees paid are not refundable, however, will be deducted from the cost of the electricity supply works if you proceed with the proposal.


Other important things to know

You must provide a plan of subdivision with your application.  You must provide Subdivision Reference Number(s) such as Planning Permit Number, Subdivision Plan Number and Spear Reference Number in the application form to correctly identify the subdivision.  

If AusNet Services has responded to Council for Planning Permit/Certification, it’s mandatory to provide AusNet Services reference number with the application form, a number starting with 75XXXXXX.  If your subdivision plan has not been submitted for Council approval, please select “Other” and describe your situation. 

Note: If you’re intending to subdivide the property or you’re in the process of subdividing, please select Subdivision and attach your proposed Plan of Subdivision in the Upload document section. Select the “Other” option at the Subdivision Reference Number section. 

Development Plan(s)
Ensure all necessary development plan(s) are attached to the application form.  Lack of information or missing plans can cause delays with processing your application.  Please refer to the below section to understand what’s required to proceed with the application form. 


What you need to know before getting started?

The application can’t be saved once you have started and must be completed in one attempt. Make sure you have all the required information, listed below, and time before starting it.
  • Contact details of Yourself and/or Authorised Representative if applicable.
  • Property Address details
  • Subdivision
    • Plan of Subdivision (mandatory)
    • Subdivision reference number(s) (mandatory)
    • AusNet Services reference number (mandatory - usually starts with 75XXXXXX) if AusNet Services responded to Councils
Note: If you’re intending to subdivide the property or you’re in the process of subdividing, please select Subdivision and attach your proposed Plan of Subdivision in the Upload document section. 
  • Electronic copies of the:
    • Property Sketch (mandatory)
    • Plan of Subdivision (mandatory)
    • Road, Drainage and Services Plan (AutoCAD Format)
    • Overall Development Plan (AutoCAD Format)
    • Overall Electrical Design (AutoCAD Format)
    • Offset Table (AutoCAD or Pdf)
    • Cultural Heritage Management Plan (If applicable)
  • Additional Information and Potential Hazards of the site location (Optional)
  • A payment will be required to submit the application. A choice of payment options will be available to you at this point.


Please contact your Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) if you’re unsure about your Electrical Loading requirement. 

How long will this application take?

15-25 Minutes (approximately)

What to expect after submitting your application?

An AusNet Services representative may contact you for additional details (if required), in order to:
  • Conduct an office based and/or site assessment
  • Provide you further advise on the application form