Local Lake Macquarie Electricians – Experts making it easy!
O’Brien Electrical Lake Macquarie has been servicing clients across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley since 1948 – we are the electricians’ locals know and trust.
Our long history provides us with vast knowledge and experience, which enables us to operate with high efficiency and provide effective solutions for all types of electrical needs – whether domestic, commercial, or industrial services.
Why choose us?
We are a local business employing local people
You will receive custom service because we understand the specific needs you have.
Third generation family operated company
You benefit from our tight group of tradesmen that happen to be great friends in real life.
Quality assured company
We are a quality assured company, which confirms our commitment to delivering quality electrical services. We provide you with the most up-to-date and cost-effective electrical solutions.
Over 85 years of industry experience collectively between our 3 leading tradesmen
When you deal with O’Brien Electrical Lake Macquarie, you do business with a trusted, long-standing local electrical contractor.
Domestic electrical services
Our team provide a wide variety of domestic electrical services to customers in Lake Macquarie and the surrounding areas. We offer a 24/7 service because we understand that electrical issues always need a prompt and effective response. Our domestic electrical services include all types of emergency call-out jobs, including issues with loss of power. We’re also highly experienced at working with lighting design and installations, house rewiring and switchboard upgrades, telephone and data cabling, and installing CCTV and intercom systems. Whatever professional services you require for your electrics at home, we’re the specialist team in Lake Macquarie who can help you.
Thermal imaging services
Thermal imaging is a non-invasive and innovative way to test your electrical wiring. By using a specialist camera to determine the thermal energy being emitted by your switchboard, we identify potential hazards promptly. This process is highly accurate and can pinpoint where exactly there is a problem and what needs to be repaired. This means issues can be addressed before a breakdown occurs. Our infrared cameras are a non-contact intervention that’s cost-effective, but also identifies issues that the human eye cannot.
How do I know if my switchboard needs an upgrade?
Your switchboard may need to be upgraded if you live in an older house, and especially one that has fuses instead of circuit breakers. If your circuit breakers are tripping regularly or your appliances aren’t functioning properly, this is also a sign that you might need an upgrade. If you’re carrying out renovations it’s advisable to check with an electrical expert whether you need to upgrade your switchboard too.
When do I need a licensed electrician?
You should always get in touch with a licensed electrician whenever you need electrical work carried out. In New South Wales it’s illegal for anyone other than a licensed electrician to do wiring or rewiring work in a domestic setting, so it’s vital that you always enlist professional services for electrical work.
What is a private power pole?
A private power pole is a connection between your home and the local electrical network. They are installed on your property and allow you to direct electricity to wherever you want it to be in your home. These can be permanently in place, or temporary poles can be erected for builders or other contractors who need an additional electricity supply for their work.
What should I do in an emergency?
If you experience any kind of electrical emergency, including a loss of power, it’s important to consult a specialist electrician. O’Brien Electrical Lake Macquarie provides homeowners with a 24/7 emergency call-out service to give you prompt and effective support with your electrics at any time.
Why should I choose O’Brien Electrical Lake Macquarie?
We’re electrical specialists who have been in the business for more than 70 years. Our wealth of knowledge and experience means you can be confident that we can tackle electrical work of any nature, whilst delivering outstanding levels of workmanship and customer care.