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Power outages

Be prepared for power failure in extreme weather conditions — particularly during times of hot weather and high bushfire risk. Victoria has the most reliable power supply in Australia, but sometimes power outages do occur.

Consider your need for back-up power if you are highly reliant on electricity and don’t rely on power as part of any bushfire preparedness plan.

Remember power outages can also affect phones, radios and water pumps, so arrange for alternatives that do not rely on electricity supply.


For more information see DELWP: Your guide to power outages.

Food hygiene fact sheet

NBN in a power outage

This page was last updated on 31 January 2020.