Distributors transport the electricity from where it is generated across the grid to your home or business. They also monitor how much electricity you are using by periodically reading your electricity meter, they are often referred to as the "poles and wires". If there is any interruption to your electricity supply your distributor is responsible for restoring your supply.
New South Wales
There are three distributors in NSW the regions each covers are described below. If you would like to see a map of the geographic area covered by each NSW distributor> click on this link.
Victoria has five distributors as described below. If you would like to see a map of the geographic area covered by each Victorian distributor click on this link. This link also allows you to enter in your address and it will tell you your distributor.
- Ausnet Services - outer northern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne and eastern Victoria
- Citipower - city and inner suburbs of Melbourne
- Jemena - northern and north-western suburbs of Melbourne
- Powercor - western suburbs of Melbourne and western Victoria
- United Energy - southern suburbs and Mornington Peninsula
Queensland has two distribution regions. Only south eastern Queensland has a deregulated electricity market, if you are in the geographical area covered by Energex then you have a choice of electricity retailer. This link is to a map of the geographic area covered by Energex. This link shows the geographic area covered by Ergon Energy.
- SA Power Networks - all of South Australia is covered by a single distributor
There are two distribution regions in Western Australia neither of which is deregulated. This link is to a map of the geographic area covered by Western Power. This links show the geographic area covered by Horizon Power.
Like South Australia, the Northern Territory has one distribution region. However, unlike South Australia the Norther Territory electricity market is not deregulated.
- Power and Water Corporation - is the only distributor in the Northern Territory
Tasmania also has one distribution region. The electricity market in Tasmania is not deregulated.
- TasNetworks - manages the distribution network in Tasmania.