Generally, any electrical work beyond changing a light bulb needs to carried out by a qualified electrician, according to build.com.au.
Although Australia is a DIY nation, the consequences of doing illegal electrical work can be deadly. House fires and electrocution are a genuine risk.
Electrical work needs to be carried out to the Australian Standard AS/NZS 3000:2007. These standards are very strict and help protect people and their property.
If you’ve decided that calling in a qualified electrician is best, remember that any electrical work that a contractor completes should come with a compliance certificate. It’s important to not engage a contractor who refuses to provide this or show their electrical license.
Electrical installations can involve connecting to an energy supplier, such as with new homes. In this case there may be an inspection of the home wiring as well as the connection to the power grid.
As electrical laws can vary from state to state, it’s best to contact your energy authority to ensure you’re complying with the rules.