We continue to be available to service your electrical needs. Given the ever-changing situation, we continue to put increased hygiene and protective measures in place to help keep customers and staff safe, including the latest requirements.

O'Brien Electrical Hume

Electrician Canberra


Experts making it easy!

At O’Brien Electrical Hume, we take pride in providing high quality and dependable electrical services to you in and around Canberra, ACT and into regional NSW. Whether you want to book our residential or commercial services, our fully qualified full-time team of electricians are ready to help you.

We maintain a fleet of fully equipped vehicles run by experienced and highly qualified electricians. We can help you with planned services or emergency electrical work. We service all areas of the ACT and surrounding NSW including Canberra, Fyshwick, Tuggeranong, Woden and Belconnen.


Our Electrical Services


We cover all aspects of electrical work for residential, commercial, and government. Our team is led by brothers Andrew and Scott, who strive to ensure that you receive outstanding customer service on every job.

All work undertaken by us aligns with Australia’s health and safety requirements. When you engage us, you can rest assured you will receive quality electrical work by industry experts and friendly service to boot.


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We are electricians that  Canberra homes and businesses can rely on to provide high-quality installations, repairs, maintenance, and inspections. No matter what your electrical needs may be, you can trust the experienced team at O’Brien Electrical Hume to get the job done and done right.


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Residential electrical

Whether you’ve got an electrical fault that needs investigating or need an upgrade or new installation completed, our team can get the job done. We are all fully qualified and time-served, with excellent knowledge of the regulations surrounding domestic electrical work in the ACT and NSW.

When you book with us, you can rest assured you will receive top service and high-grade electrical work. We can provide both scheduled and emergency electrical services to homeowners across Hume who need us to assist 24/7.

Our team can complete a wide range of residential electrical projects, including:

  • Electrical upgrades
  • Retrofitted LED lighting upgrades
  • Exterior lighting installation
  • Electrical repairs
  • Rewiring (both full and partial)
  • Switchboard replacement


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Commercial electrical

From offices to shops, showrooms, restaurants and more, we can complete the electrical work you need for a safe, well-functioning workspace.

We specialise in designing and installing commercial lighting for all types of commercial settings. If you want your shop space to look more enticing to customers and at the same time provide the correct illumination for staff to work effectively and safely, we’re happy to help.

We also provide data cabling services, putting in place what’s needed to take your tech to the next level and have it as reliable as possible.


Industrial electrical

We understand that if an electrical problem develops in an industrial setting, prompt repair is essential to minimise disruption. Our electricians are local to the Hume area, ensuring we can attend quickly when you need us in the region.

In addition to emergency work, we can also carry out:

  • Electrical installations (including large-scale premises).
  • Energy audits (which can be a great way to cut overheads without compromising output).
  • Electrical upgrades, including additional infrastructure to support fresh tech.
  • Work to repurpose premises.


Emergency electrician

We are electricians that all Canberra domestic and commercial customers can count on for a wide range of electrical work and emergencies.

We operate a responsive 24/7/365 service, ensuring that when you need us, we can be with you rapidly. Our team arrives well-equipped, ensuring we’ve got everything needed to resolve your issues as quickly as possible.

Do you need an electrician in the area? Why not give us a call to discuss your needs with our experts and organise a booking that suits you.

Call us (02) 6260 1906



What is an energy audit?

Electricity is an expensive resource! A growing awareness of the need to conserve resources, alongside rising energy prices, is prompting many home and business owners to look at ways to reduce their consumption of electricity.

This is where an energy audit can help. An energy audit involves considering the various elements in a property that uses energy, then looking at ways that consumption may be reduced. This may include changing the way an organisation operates, investing in new, energy-efficient tech, or increasing insulation.

In most cases, the savings acquired by following the recommendations in an energy audit should offset the cost of the audit, as well as save even more money in the longer term.


What is the benefit of an electrical upgrade?

Advances in technology and changes in lifestyle over time mean that the average home or business uses far more gadgets and appliances than was the case even twenty years ago.

Many properties don’t have the electrical infrastructure to deal with this increase, which can cause problems.

Upgrading your electrical wiring ensures your property has the capacity to run numerous appliances easily and safely.


How do I know that my wiring needs attention?

If you haven’t had your wiring checked in the last five years, we recommend commissioning an electrical survey to determine what sort of condition it’s in. If the survey throws up any problems, at O’Brien Electrical Hume, we can provide the necessary remedial work.

In addition, if you notice any of the following, we recommend calling us out, as some aspect of your electrics is likely to be unsafe.

  • Flickering lights, or sockets that only work intermittently.
  • Sparks, a smell of burning or blackened areas near any electrical installations.
  • A lack of space on your panel board for more switches to control circuitry.
  • Regular use of large powerboards.
  • Appliances “shorting out” or frequent power cuts.
  • Exposed or loose wiring.


What is an electrical emergency?

If you suspect that an element of your electrics is unsafe, or if a lack of power is causing issues, it’s likely an electrical emergency. When something goes wrong with your electrics, the safest thing to do is to switch the power off at the mains and call us out. Typical emergencies include:

  • Electrical failure that leaves you without hot water/heating/cooling.
  • Failure of refrigeration units (particularly in commercial or industrial enterprises).
  • Storm damage relating to your property that results in a loss of power.
  • A flood that has resulted in water dripping through your electrics.
  • A situation where there is sparking or burning from electrical wiring.


How do I know an electrician is suitably qualified?

Under Australian law, electricians are required to be licensed, due to the nature of the work they do. ACT electricians can be either “unrestricted” or “restricted”. You can check the credentials of an ACT electrician here.

As you will see from the database, the O’Brien group is fully licensed, which is proof that our team has the right skills and knowledge to work on your electrics safely and legally.


Do you provide landlord electrical services?

Yes! We provide everything from inspection and testing through to rewires, upgrades, safety checks, smoke alarm checks and installation. We can also advise new landlords on what’s needed to ensure their property can legally be let with respect to its electrics.


"Please thank your fellow electricians for an excellent job. I just love it when tradesmen do a good job the first time around. Thanks to you also for training them so well!"

Wendy Anderson, Macarthur ACT

"Quick response to my query Detailed quote. Quick work. Cost of work was priced reasonably. Pleasant team Flexible with times. Overall, very happy with the work, time taken to complete the job, and the overall cost. Great team and friendly. A refreshing change to have great customer service from you after I've had so many bad ones with various tradies over the last few years! Well Done Laser Electrical - you stand out from the others on this and other areas as well. Thanks so much Andrew, Paul and James :)"

Virginia, Hackett ACT

"I can highly recommend O'Briens Electrical Hume! I have used Andrew and Scott for many, many years (must be getting close to two decades??) starting when they were ASN, then Laser and now O'Briens. I first engaged them for my workplace then privately for many at home jobs. Both my workplace and I continue to engage them as although they have grown in size, they are honest, reliable, very knowledgeable in all aspects of their trade and take the time to analyse every job, make recommendations, keep you informed and last but never least, clean up after themselves. Any occasional hiccup (my work building is around 60 years old with multiple renovations and switchboards - not an easy building to keep utilities running smoothly!) they have always been brilliant and are back straight away to sort (always with success!). Scott and Ryan have just yesterday installed a heat extraction unit in our top floor bedroom - great job. I have done and will continue to recommend them - these guys are great and the office staff friendly and helpful also."

Shauna, ACT

"Want to let you know the tradesman and apprentice worked very hard when they were doing work at my house. They were really nice young men and I think they have done a very good job on everything I had done."

Kaye, NSW

"We want to thank you and staff for the excellent work undertaken at our house. Done on time and very professional. We like to congratulate Tara and her staff of their efficiency and professionalism. Tara is excellent in managing and organising the technicians with finishing the work ahead of time. Well done guys."

Angelo, ACT

"Ashleigh and Hayden are great examples of business people who take care of their customers. Their service was prompt and they made sure that they understood what I needed and made that happen. Hayden's work was neat and tidy so much so that he impressed the neighbor to hire him for a job at their place. Thanks for the good job. I highly recommend this O'Brien team."

Michael, ACT

"We recently purchased a Tesla Model 3 and needed an electrical professionally Tesla-accredited company to instal the charger at home. The O’Brien team were excellent - prompt and professional - they did such a great job, that I also engaged them to instal a further Tesla charger at our beach shack at Malua Bay - this was a more difficult instal and involved external cabling - once again, an outstanding, thoroughly professional job by the O’Brien team. Very happy customer here."

Greg, ACT

"Thank you very much, the boys were v efficient and did a great job"

Brendan, ACT

"Please pass on my note of appreciation to Ben for coming early this morning to install the new power outlet. Quite a switched on and pleasant young man. Very professional job, too!"

Tony, ACT

"We will be back in touch, we are very, very happy with your service."

Sarah, ACT

Thank you for the prompt, excellent service – from your office staff and the tradesman who came to assist me today.

Sheena, ACT

We’ve always been very happy with the highly skilled tradesman that have worked at our houses - they are always respectful helpful and hardworking. The fact that they seem to be all pleasant and friendly makes it especially easy and engaging ensuring solid communication on the job. So thank you. We’ll be booking some more work in soon - there’s always something :)

Alex, ACT

The team were professional, very helpful and did a great job.

Patrick, ACT

Many thanks for the prompt service. The job was done perfectly and professionally - I’m very happy with the results.

Liam, ACT

Once again, a speedy reply and prompt action. Over the last few months I have been trying to find contractors to do various jobs in our home with mixed results, but O'Briens stand head and shoulders above them all.... O'Briens put them to shame when it comes to service.

Tony, ACT

The guys were fantastic. I was really impressed and so happy with the work.

Susan, ACT

When ringing O'Brien Electrical I spoke to lovely Ashleigh, who was so understanding and helpful and she sent me Max to do my repair. He was respectful and very obliging. Great service from this company and I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking great electrical service

Helen, ACT

These guys are absolutely fantastic. Tara went above and beyond. The best service from a company we have ever had

Scott, ACT

Another great job from the folks at O'Brien Electrical. Scott and Andrew have been doing our electrical work for almost 20 years now and have always done a great job. They are competitive when it comes to pricing but even more important; they are professional, timely, and a pleasure to deal with. A shout out to Max and Sam who did the work on this latest job and did a great job, as well as Tara who organized it behind the scenes. Highly recommended.

Julian, ACT

I called on O'Brien's to do some cabling work to improve my Internet speed. I couldn't fault them - friendly to deal with and very professional. I highly recommend them and will be using them again.

Simone, ACT

What an awesome business to deal with! Hayden and Ryan helped us out on New Years Day when we needed generators connected in an area affected by the bushfires. They travelled 5 hrs each way and worked through the middle of the night. Great attitude and fantastic communication. Can't recommend this team highly enough


Areas we service

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Belconnen
  • Gungahlin
  • Molonglo Valley
  • North Canberra
  • South Canberra
  • Queanbeyan
  • Tuggeranong
  • Weston Creek
  • Woden Valley
  • Googong
  • Jerrabomberra
  • Royalla
  • Carwoola

Do you have broken glass?
Call us now on 1800 059 829

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

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