Power Point Installation Costs for 2023

Power Point Installation Costs For 2023

Looking to have a new power point or outlet installed but unsure about the costs? The experts at Radiance Electrical have got you covered.

In this guide, we’ll outline how much it costs to install a power point with a professional electrician, what can affect the cost for power point installation, and tips to help your search for power point installation services.

Table of Contents

  • How Much to Install a Power Point?
  • Outlet and Switch Installation Costs
  • Power Point Installation Cost: Determining Factors
  • Important Things to Remember
  • Can You DIY Power Point Installation?
  • Why Consult a Professional Electrician

How Much to Install a Power Point?

Let’s get right down to it — power point installations in Australia can cost anywhere from $150 to $400 in 2023. 

Why those numbers? Well, most electricians charge by the hour. As you may know from our electrician costs guide, the average Australian electrician will likely charge $90 – $130 per hour.

When it comes to getting a power point installed, you’ll have to pay for the power point itself (usually $72 to $92 per socket), which will be added on to the cost of the service.

Outlet and Switch Types

Power point outlets and sockets can come in various types and styles, each catering to different electrical systems and standards. Some commonly used models include:

  • Single Power Point
  • Double Power Point
  • Weatherproof Power Points
  • Double Power Point with Additional Switch
  • USB Power Point
  • 15A Power Points (for garages)

Before engaging a power point installation service, it’s best to think about what kind of power point you’ll need. For example, if you’re planning to have a power point installed along a common area where it will see a lot of use, it might be a better idea to go with an outlet type that can accommodate multiple electric plugs.

Power Point Installation Cost: Determining Factors

Power Point Installation Cost: Determining Factors

Having done many power point installations ourselves, we can say with confidence that the scope of your power point will affect the end cost for installing them. In addition to the type of power point, here are some other factors that will significantly influence your cost.

The Number of Power Points you Need Installed

If you want to install a large number of power points, you should expect the cost to increase. There is no real limit for the number of power points you can install in a space, but you should think practically about how they will be used before committing to a number.

The Use of Custom Switches

Most electricians will be able to supply you with basic power point switches for the installation, but if you would like a custom style or design, you can typically purchase them separately on your own and hand them over during the installation process. Doing so might add to the cost of the overall installation, especially if the custom switches are costly.

The Complexity of the Installation

The installation process is not always straightforward, and more complex cases may result in higher costs due to the need for more work hours, materials, and expertise. For example, anything that requires modifications to your home’s electrical system such as installing specific EV chargers – may require additional electrical work to reroute or create new wiring to the location of the power point before it can be installed.

New Power Points vs. Replacements

The installation of a new power point will usually cost more than the replacement of a faulty or damaged one, provided that there are no other wiring issues.

Power Point Installation - Important Things to Remember

Can You DIY Power Point Installation?

It can be tempting to try and do the installation of a power point by yourself to save on cost, but it’s never a good idea. While it’s technically possible to DIY a power point installation, it’s a task that demands a thorough understanding of electrical systems and safety protocols. 

DIY attempts, however informed and researched, can still pose serious risks, including electrical shocks, fires, and code violations. If you don’t have the proper expertise, we strongly recommend hiring a licensed electrician to get the job done.

Power Point Installation - Important Things to Remember

Why You Should Consult a Professional Electrician

Safety should always be the top priority when dealing with electrical work, and professionals have the necessary skills to navigate local building codes, ensure proper wiring, and address safety concerns. Why risk damage, injury, or even death by installing power points yourself? Calling in the professionals is a must when dealing with high-voltage electricity, and power points, outlets, or switches are no exception.

There’s a good reason why electrical services in Australia can only be performed by those who have the proper qualifications and experience — it’s better to trust an electrical expert who knows what they are dealing with.

Wrapping Up

So, there you have it — everything you need to know about power point installation costs in Australia for 2023 and beyond. 

At Radiance Electrical, our powerpoint installation services are both affordable and reliable for any home, office, or commercial space. From the Northern Beaches to the North Shore, our team of level 2 electricians will be able to assess your electrical situation and install the powerpoints safely and quickly for your convenience. 

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