Electricians in Canberra are the most frequently used tradesmen followed by plumbers. At Capital Tradies we cover all aspects of domestic electrical systems, from design and install, to test and inspection and all the maintenance and repairs in between. Our teams of professional and knowledgeable electrician carry out all electrical installations in Canberra to the highest standards. Whether commercial or domestic, we are fully equipped and skilled for all types of repairs, testing and installations.

ACT requires all electrical work to be carried out by licensed contractors and unlicensed electrical work is illegal. Electricians need to be aware of legal regulations and safety issues to ensure safety standards and building regulations are met.

Canberra Tradies Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure.

  • General electrical maintenance
  • Light and power repairs
  • Installation of additional lighting and power outlets
  • Security lighting
  • Sensor light installations
  • Bathroom heater/fan/light units
  • Ceiling exhaust fans
  • Ceiling sweep fans/lights
  • Down lights
  • Smoke detectors
  • Safety switches and surge arresters
  • Switchboard upgrades
  • Meter box relocations


Electrical rewiring and repairs

We employ the latest equipment and experienced specialists to carry out all our repair work. When we carry out our work, you will receive high-quality repairs for your domestic and commercial electrical in Canberra including: replace wiring, electrical circuits or power points.


Safety switches

These protect you and your family from power surges, faulty appliances and damaged wiring. The safety switch works by monitoring the flow of electricity through a circuit and trip when the electrical current escapes from the system.



If you need lights installed or repaired in your home or commercial premises. For LED, track, fluorescence, neon, halogen, flood lights, down lights or garden lights.


Wiring a new home

If you are building a new home, you will need a construction electrician for wiring and installing all the electrical elements and outlets. Proper planning and consultation will ensure you have an electrical system that suits the layout, design and needs of your new home.


Power Points

Due to legislation, only electricians can undertake power point repairs and replacement. They will be able to consult on the amount of power points you need and their placement in the home.



These route electricity around a building and are designed to protect you from electrocution.  Switchboards can also help to isolate faulty wiring and appliances.


Test and Tag:

This involves testing and labelling electrical equipment so that the electrician can identify and repair faulty items. Electrical test and tag equipment can also detect insulation deficiencies and earth leakages.  Testing and tagging of electrical appliances can be done by a qualified electrician. Which helps protect your family and friends from harm or death from electrocution.


Workplace ACT Occupational Health and Safety Act 1989 places a duty of care to provide a safe workplace. Failure to maintain electrical equipment in a safe condition, or to use equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions may result in injury or death to yourself, employees, or other parties.

To meet the duty of care it is necessary to ensure that risk of injury from electric shock for all people at the workplace is reduced as far as is reasonably practicable. A method of achieving this duty is by testing and tagging electrical equipment, and implementing procedures for use of electrical equipment.

ACT WorkCover is targeting electrical safety following a spate of injury reports involving electrical shocks. Inspectors will be looking for evidence that businesses are using risk assessment systems, are testing and tagging equipment, keeping maintenance logbooks, that flexible electrical cords are within the maximum length according to the Amp rating and devices that have more than two outlets have an overload mechanism. ACT WorkCover takes electrical safety breaches very seriously and has issued a number of businesses with $5000 infringement notices in recent months over electrical safety.

AS/NZS3760 In-Service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment is acknowledged all over the country as the minimum safety obligation for the workplaces. This standard applies to all types of electrical appliance including leads and power boards in offices, factories and so on (ie computers, microwaves, kettles, tools and even mobile phone chargers).



Renovating your home or commercial premises especially kitchens, bathroom, laundries, room extensions or work areas. Our electricians will advise you after consultation to install and/or remove power points, sockets and lighting and we can also assist with routing new wiring and installing switchboards in the newly renovated rooms and additions. We carry out all types of domestic electrical work from a new plug socket to a complete, or partial, rewiring of your property professionally and efficiently. We have electrical service in Canberra to deal with any problem which may arise and undertake diagnostics and fault finding on electrical systems as well as advising for the best solution.


Solar Power

Solar power system can help improve the energy efficiency of your home and reduce your energy costs. Our electricians who specialise in installing solar power units can advise on the most suitable option for your home.


Back Up Generators

If you want a back-up source of electricity in your home or office, we can advise and install the best possible solution for you.


Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS):

An UPS is a back-up system used to protect electrical equipment from brownouts (drop in power), surges and power failures. The system provides backup power to equipment such as modems, fax machines, computers, TVs and valuable electronic systems. They are critical in protecting your computer, electronic systems and appliances from destruction, failure and data lose.

Our electricians can handle a high quality range of work including air conditioning, data, and structured cabling systems, home automation & theatre, LAN, WAN and VPN data solutions, light fittings and installation, phone points, power points, safety inspections and reports, safety switches, smoke alarm installation, inspection and certification and testing and tagging of electrical appliances.


Other tasks electricians can perform include:

  • Installing data cabling
  • Handling and installing fibre optic cables
  • Installing a home automation system
  • Installing home entertainment systems
  • Advising on and installing alarm systems

Installing electrical equipment e.g. water heaters and air conditioners.

Whether commercial or domestic , our technicians are all fully qualified to deal with any of your electrical issues and are fully insured to carry out any aspect of electrical work in Canberra.