Bushfire mitigation

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We invest millions every year to reduce the risk of bushfire and loss of power supply in our communities.

Trees and vegetation coming into contact with power lines can be a fire risk, as well as a major cause of power outages (blackouts).

That’s why we have extensive programs that operate all year round to ensure our assets and our customers are protected as much as possible against the risk of bushfires.


Our key areas of focus are managing any vegetation around powerlines, extensive asset inspection and maintenance programs and also helping customers manage any privately owned overhead electric lines.


We use state-of-the-art technology to continually improve the way we can detect and manage any fire risk, and also ensure we conduct regular consultation with customers and stakeholders right across Melbourne and central and western Victoria.