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Your guide to power outages
Why we have power outages
Victoria has the most reliable power supply in Australia, but sometimes power outages do occur.
Power outages can be caused by severe weather, such as lightning, floods, heatwaves, bushfires or high winds, or by trees contacting powerlines. Animals, car accidents or digging near underground powerlines can also cause interruptions to power.
Restoring power is usually the responsibility of your local electricity distribution company, who owns and maintains the poles and wires bringing power to your home.
This guide outlines some simple things you can do at home to help prevent power outages – and to prepare for those rare occasions when power is lost for a long time.
For information on what to do if the NBN Network is affected by a power outage please follow this link.