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Cost of hiring an electrician

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Based on 37,118 cost profiles



Based on 37,118 cost profiles

Costs mentioned are determined by quotes received for electrician requests on Oneflare and should only be used as a guide.

Electricity is one of the main and most important sources for any residence. The absence of electricity can cause an array of potential problems; from not being able to watch TV to not even being able to see without a light.Undertaking electrical work can be extremely dangerous and complex, so it's better to leave it to the experts. Expert electricians are experts indeed - they offer a wide range of services and it's important to know what you?ll be expected to pay so you?re not out of pocket by the end of it.

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Setting a budget for your electrical services

Some electrical jobs can be seen as simple, such as the installation of a switch. However, a job that may seem two-dimensional from an outside perspective, may involve more consideration than you may think. However ?big? or ?small? the electrical work, the more details you provide, the more accurate the quote will be.

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Improve accuracy of quotes by including the following information:

  • Type of property
  • Age of property
  • Is it an emergency job?

Cost guide for electrical services

Find the average cost of electrical services jobs similar to yours

$45 – $100 Expected price range in Australia
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Other factors affecting the cost of your job

Indoor or outdoor?

Outdoor lighting tends to be more simple than other home electrical tasks, yet prices for indoor or outdoor electrical tasks remain similar. It’s convenient to add extra outlets outdoors so there isn’t any complications for outdoor appliances such as lawn equipment and plug in lighting.

For indoor electrical jobs, the price can range from $109 - $280. For outdoor tasks, the costs range between $114 - $288.

Type of roof?

The type of roof can affect the amount you pay for the electrical job. Depending if you have a flat or pitched roof (tent shaped), the cost can vary from $112 - $301 for pitched roofs, and $105 - $276 for flat shaped roofs.

What type of walls do you have?

For brick veneer/plasterboard/gyprock wall material, the cost of electrical jobs can vary between $115 - $314.

Double brick walls have a price range of $107 - $283.

Electrician jobs involving weatherboard walls has can cost between $112 - $342.

Are you providing materials?

Providing materials can cut the total cost you’re paying the electrician, so be sure to include this information when placing a job request to receive the most accurate quote.

How to hire an Electrician

Licensing and regulation of electricians

Any type of electrical work can be extremely dangerous and can result in electrocution or a fire if not handled properly, so hiring a licensed professional is a must. Unlicensed electrical work in Australia is illegal and is dangerous for the individual and the safety of their home. It is also important to note that if a trainee or apprentice electrician is working in your home, they should be supervised by a fully licenced electrician at all times.


Checking if the electrician has relevant insurance is just as important as them having a license. This will provide you with the peace of mind that should anything go wrong where damage is caused to you or the property, they will be covered.


If you require a large and costly project to be completed it may be worthwhile to check for references of past work by your chosen expert. A good start is to check previous customer's reviews on their Oneflare profile.

Emergency work

If you require the services of an electrician for emergency work, be mindful that the cost may be higher, particularly if you require their services outside of their regular work hours.


Unlicensed electrical work in Australia is illegal and is dangerous for the individual and the safety of their home.

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