O’Brien Electrical Cairns Central remains open and our experts are here to help! We have put increased hygiene and protective measures in place to keep our customers and staff safe.

About Us

Formerly Starr Electrics, O’Brien Electrical Cairns Central has been a mainstay in the Cairns electrical sector for over 40 years. The business has been owned and operated since 2007 by Dan and Trish Elsden and rebranded in 2019 as O’Brien Electrical Cairns Central. The business has a well-earned reputation of providing expert electrical installations, repairs and maintenance services to clients in the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.




As Far North Queensland locals, Trish and Dan recognised the difficulty in sourcing high quality, dedicated trade services in the region. This inspired the couple to devise and introduce procedures and policies to set the standard of trade services, specifically electrical, for the Cairns regional market. Once part of Laser Group, O’Brien Electrical Cairns Central partnered with commercial property managers and owners to assist small to medium-sized enterprises, improve cost-effectiveness, and reduce costly downtime caused by electrical faults and outages. All of this was made possible as Trish and Dan carefully and accurately assessed the most appropriate electrical systems, plans and services that could optimise outcomes for both tenants and owners then, and into the future.



Meet the team


Daniel Elsden

• Licenced Electrician
• Accredited Solar Designer & Installer
• Estimator
• Refrigeration Technician


Trish Elsden

• Office Administrator
• Safety Co-ordinator
• Electrical Consultant/Designer (Domestic)

Commercial Property Maintenance

Alex Camp

• Licenced Electrician
• Split A/C Installer
• Solar PV Installer
• HV

Service Technician Property Maintenance

Andy Idle

• Licenced Electrician
• Split A/C Installer

A/C & Refrigeration Division

Michael Hohenhaus

• Licenced Electrician
• Full RAC

Construction - Small to Medium Projects

Jye Boutell

• Licenced Electrician

3rd Yr Apprentice

Steve Johnson

• Electrical Apprentice

4th Yr Apprentice

Kurt Duncan

• Electrical Apprentice
• A/C TA

Part-time Administrator

Hannah Idle

• Scheduling and Customer Service

Who we've worked with

Bridgman Constructions
Knight Frank
Colliers International

Do you have broken glass?
Call us now on 1800 663 358

For emergency glass repair or replacement in your home or business, speak to one of our experts. We’ll discuss options, costs and appointment times.

We'd love to help you, but unfortunately cannot assist with:

  • Cook tops or oven doors
  • Refrigerator glass
  • Light and lamp shades
  • Spectacle repairs
  • Phone or tablet screens
  • Curved glass or tanks

For a quick solution on your repair or replacement please call us now
1800 063 605

Alternatively, complete our online form and one of our friendly agents will call you back to discuss options, costs and appointment times.

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