No Go Zones (NGZ) are defined distances for safety clearances surrounding overhead and underground electricity assets.
We continue to work with Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) to help prevent serious injury and deaths resulting from vehicles coming into contact with overhead powerlines and underground assets on farms.
If you are planning to undertake work near powerlines, we recommend visiting ESV’s No Go Zones page for safety information and advice.
AusNet Services operates a NGZ access authority system that prohibits all non VESI (Victorian Electrical Supply Industry) or 'ordinary' persons from accessing and working on or near any part of the asset or in the vicinity of the asset without an appropriate permit in accordance with the NGZ Guidelines when third parties contact a Major Electricity Company (MEC) for advice.
Authorities given specify minimum distances that people and equipment can work near overhead and underground electricity assets, and also provide guidance on the process to be followed where these clearances cannot be met. Equipment includes cranes, excavators, concrete pumpers, elevated work platforms (including scissor lifts) and scaffolding.
After making contact with us or our representative, a person or company will require either written advice or a Permit to Work before starting work near electricity overhead or underground networks. We’ll only issue written advice or a Permit to Work after we’ve visited and assessed the work site.
NGZ site visit requests for AusNet Electricity Services (Distribution)
To progress your NGZ request, you'll need to contact our representative, Extec Services. This includes requests for:
High Loads/Oversize Loads
Extec Services will manage all aspects of your No Go Zone request and arrange to conduct a visit of your site.
Extec Services can be contacted by:
LV permits no switching can be issued at site visit. Up to 5 working days for site visit. Customers contacted within 48 hours for appointment.
Any HV permits for suppression minimum 10 working days.
Any permits requiring supply interruption minimum 20 working days
All costs are subject to variation and will vary on a case by case basis depending on Work requirements. Indicative costs do not include additional services including but not limited to; Traffic Management Services, Council, VicRoads Permits.
To progress your NGZ request where high voltage overhead or underground transmission lines are involved, you will need to contact our Line Assets Easements Group to a arrange approval of the proposed works and obtain written authorisation which may include a Permit to Work.
Phone: 1300 360 795