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About Us

Sawtell Contracting NT Electrical Services is a locally owned and operated business providing a wide range of electrical services to clients in the Northern Territory.

We pride ourselves on our quality workmanship and customer service, and we are fully licensed and insured for your peace of mind. We offer a comprehensive range of services including new installation and repairs, and our team of experienced electricians can handle any job big or small.

We also offer a 24/7 emergency call-out service for your convenience. So if you need any electrical work done, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll be happy to help.

We are Silver Member of Master Electricians Australia Certified

Our Services

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Emergency Services

No one ever wants to experience an electrical emergency, but unfortunately, they can happen. That’s why it’s important to know who to call for assistance. A qualified emergency electrician will be able to quickly assess the situation and take the necessary steps to resolve the issue. In some cases, this may simply mean resetting a breaker or replacing a fuse. However, if the problem is more serious, they will have the knowledge and expertise to safely make any repairs that are needed. Electricians also have access to specialized equipment that can be used to locate hidden wiring or diagnose other problems. So if you ever find yourself in an electrical emergency, don’t hesitate to call Sawtell Contracting NT for help.

Fault Finding & Electrical Repairs

Electrical faults can occur anywhere in your home – from the wiring in your walls to the outlets and switches. And, while some electrical problems are easy to detect and fix on your own, others may require the help of a qualified electrician. Here’s a quick overview of serious safety hazards that you should look out for in your home:

  • If sparks or smoke coming from an outlet or switch: shut off the power immediately and call us for an emergency electrical service.
  • If an outlet or switch is hot to the touch: this could be an indication of an overloaded circuit. Turn off the power to the affected area and call an electrician to have the problem assessed and repaired.
  • If you have flickering lights: this could be a sign of loose connections in your electrical system. Have an electrician check all of the connections in your home to identify any areas that need to be tightened or replaced.
  • If you have circuit breakers that trip frequently, this could indicate an electrical fault. Call an electrician to have your home’s electrical system checked for any potential issues.

Sawtell Contracting NT electrician find and repairing electrical wires in the ceiling
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LED Lighting

Here at Sawtell Contracting NT, we offer a professional LED lighting installation service. We believe that LED lighting is the way of the future, and we are passionate about helping our customers make the switch. We will work with you to assess your needs and find the perfect LED lighting solution for your home or business, especially for your kitchen, business, home and bathroom LED lights. We also offer a free consultation service so that you can learn more about the benefits of LED lighting before making a decision. Our team of experienced electricians will then install your new LED lights, ensuring a neat and safe finish. We are confident in the quality of our workmanship and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our services. So why not get in touch today to see how we can help you make the switch to LED lighting?

Protect your home or business with a quality CCTV security camera system. Our systems are designed to suit your individual needs and can be installed quickly and easily. We offer a range of features including motion-activated recording, night vision, and remote monitoring. Whether you’re looking for a simple security solution or a comprehensive home security system, we can help. Our team of experienced professionals are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. Contact Sawtell Contracting NT today to find out more about our CCTV security system installation service.

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electrician working on a switchboard installation

Switchboards/Safety Switches

Do you need a new switchboard or safety switch? We can help! Switchboards are an essential part of any electrical system, and our team of qualified electricians can help you to install or upgrade your switchboard to meet your specific needs. We can also install safety switches, which are designed to protect you and your family from electrical shocks. Safety switches work by constantly monitoring the electricity flowing through your home and immediately cutting off the power if they detect a problem. We offer a comprehensive switchboard and safety switch installation service, and our experienced electricians will be able to advise you on the best option for your home. Contact us today for more information.

Power Points

Here at Sawtell Contracting NT, we pride ourselves on our customer service. We know that when you need a power point installed, you need it done quickly and efficiently. Our team of certified electricians will come to your home or office and get the job done right the first time. We’ll even clean up after ourselves so you won’t even know we were there. And our rates are very competitive. So if you need a power point installation, give us a call today. We’ll be happy to help.

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We Cater For

Residential Electrician

Commercial Electrician

Why choose us?


There’s nothing worse than organising a tradie who turns up hours late, or doesn’t arrive at all.

We’re so confident you’ll be satisfied with our services we offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your workmanship, we’ll come back at no extra cost to get the job done.

That means making the decision with confidence knowing your home or business will be handled by the best.

Get in touch with a member of our team to organise your complimentary site inspection and a highly competitive quote.

We respect your privacy and promise never to rent or share your details with anybody without your consent

Frequently Asked Questions

An electrician is a trained person to help provide, maintain and supply electrical power. When providing electricity at sites, the electrician must consider keeping installations safe and free from electrical hazards. It is one of the primary reasons we want to have trained personnel provide this service.
Services mainly fall into the areas below.
  1. Install Electrical wiring and equipment
  2. Troubleshooting Electrical problems
  3. Maintaining and Repairing Electrical equipment
  4. Updating and Upgrading Electrical Systems

The cost of an electrician can vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of work being done, the size of the job, and the location. This is a rough guide on what to expect:

  1. Air-conditioning and Refrigeration, between – $104.00 up to $152.22
  2. Appliance, between – $98.00 up to $150.20
  3. Commercial, between – $102.00 up to $149.22
  4. Construction, between – $100.00 up to $145.50
  5. Data and Communication, between – $102.00 up to $159.50
  6. Domestic, between – $100 up to $153.00
  7. Industrial Maintenance, between – $104.00 up to $158.00
  8. New Residential, between – $98.00 up to $149.80
  9. All Work Types, between – $102 up to $152.00


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A safety switch is a device that’s designed to protect you from electrocution. It does this by switching off the power supply to an electrical circuit if there’s a problem, like a current leakage. This prevents electricity from flowing through your body, which could be fatal. Safety switches are usually found in the main switchboard of a house or office building. 

Home fires are a frightening possibility that everyone hopes to avoid. Though there are many potential causes of house fires, electrical problems are a leading cause. Fortunately, there is a simple device that can help to prevent electrical fires: the safety switch. Safety switches are designed to cut off the flow of electricity if they detect an imbalance in the current. This means that if there is a problem with the wiring, the safety switch will shut off the power before a fire can start. In addition, safety switches can provide added protection against electrical shocks. As a result, they are an essential part of any home’s electrical safety system. While they cannot prevent all fires, safety switches can be a valuable tool in protecting your home from the dangers of electrical problems.

  1. Unplug all appliances
  2. Flick the switch back on. Call a licensed electrician to help find the fault if it doesn’t turn on.
  3. Plug appliances back in one after the other and use that appliance one at a time. If the safety breaker trips.
  4. Replace faulty appliances, or have a licensed electrician look at the device.

In the Northern Territory, safety switches are only required for certain types of electrical work. For example, they are not required for minor repairs or maintenance tasks. However, safety switches must be installed when new electrical circuits are being added to a property, or when major repairs are being carried out on existing circuits. In addition, all commercial and industrial properties must have safety switches installed on their main switchboards. This helps to protect employees from electrocution and other risks. Overall, while safety switches are not compulsory in all situations, they play an important role in protecting people from electrical hazards.

While safety switches are designed to be durable and long-lasting, they can occasionally become faulty. There are a few signs that may indicate a safety switch needs to be replaced, such as flickering lights, tripped breakers, or electrical shocks. In most cases, a safety switch can be replaced relatively easily by a qualified electrician. However, if the problem is more widespread, it may be necessary to call in a professional to assess the situation. Safety switches are an important part of any electrical system, so it is important to keep them in good working order. By being aware of the signs of a faulty safety switch, you can help to ensure your home or office remains safe and electrically sound.

Many electrical appliances in the home are equipped with safety switches. These are devices that are designed to automatically shut off the power if there is a potential electrocution hazard. Safety switches can be located near the main electrical panel, at outlets, or even built into electrical plugs. While they are not required by law in all jurisdictions, they are highly recommended as a safety measure. When installed and used properly, safety switches can help to prevent electrocutions by quickly interrupting the flow of electricity. However, it is important to note that they cannot provide complete protection against all hazards. For example, if an appliance falls into water, the safety switch may not activate in time to prevent an electrocution. Nonetheless, safety switches can be an important part of protecting your home against electrical hazards.

Safety switches are an important part of any home electrical system. They are designed to protect people from electrocution by shutting off the power in the event of a ground fault. Most safety switches have a lifespan of around 10 years, but this can vary depending on the model and how well it is maintained. To ensure that your safety switch is in good working order, it is important to test it regularly and replace it if it shows signs of wear or damage. If you are ever unsure about the condition of your safety switch, it is best to contact a qualified electrician for advice.

One of the most frustrating things that can happen when you’re trying to do a repair is finding that you can’t turn the safety switch back on. This can be especially true if you’re not sure what the problem is. If you’re in this situation, don’t panic. There are a few things you can do to try to get the switch back on.

First, check to make sure that the power is actually off. Sometimes, switches can look like they’re in the off position when they’re actually in the on position. If the power is still on, flip the switch back off and then back on again to make sure it’s in the correct position.

If the power is off, check to see if there’s a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse. If so, reset the breaker or replace the fuse and then try flipping the switch again.

If there doesn’t seem to be any power at all, there may be an issue with your home’s electrical system. In this case, it’s best to call an electrician for help.

 Whatever the problem is, don’t despair – with a little patience and some troubleshooting, you should be able to get that safety switch back on in no time!

Australian Standard AS3000 wiring rules require that all new houses built have a safety switch installed on their main switchboard. A safety switch is a device that will automatically turn off the power supply if it detects an imbalance in the electrical current. This can happen if there is a faulty appliance or an electrical shock. A switchboard is the central point where all the electrical circuits in your house are connected. The main switchboard will usually have a fuse box and circuit breakers. The fuse box contains fuses that will cut off the power if there is an overload of electricity, while the circuit breakers will automatically disconnect the power if there is a sudden surge of electricity. While both safety switches and switchboards are important for protecting your home from electrical shocks, only a safety switch can protect you from electrocution.

Powerpoints are very versatile and handy devices, however it is important to be aware of the potential fire hazards they can pose if not used correctly. It is recommended that powerpoints are only ever used with Australian standard cords and plugs, and that you check the wattage rating of your powerpoint before using it. If a powerpoint is overloaded, it can overheat and potentially cause a fire. It is also important to ensure that powerpoints are not obstructed so that heat can dissipate properly. If you have any concerns about the safety of your powerpoint, it is always best to consult a qualified electrician. With a little bit of care, you can enjoy using your powerpoint without worrying about the risks of fire.

If your power outlet isn’t working, there are a few things you can check before calling an electrician. First, make sure that the outlet is receiving power by checking the circuit breaker or fuse box. If the outlet is on a GFCI circuit, reset the GFCI by pressing the “test” and “reset” buttons. You can also check to see if the outlet is loose by removing the faceplate and gently pushing on the wires. If they’re loose, tighten them with a screwdriver. If none of these solutions work, call an electrician to have the outlet replaced.

If you’re like most people, you probably turn your lights off when you leave a room to save energy. But what about your electronics? Do you know whether it’s better to leave them on or turn them off?

The answer depends on the type of device. For example, it’s best to turn off your computer when you’re not using it because it uses a lot of energy. However, you don’t need to unplug your TV because it doesn’t use much energy when it’s turned off. You should also unplug devices that you’re not using but are still plugged in because they’re still using power even when they’re turned off.

As a general rule, it’s best to turn off devices that use a lot of energy and unplug those that you’re not using. By taking these simple steps, you can save money and help the environment.

Power points are most commonly used in homes and office buildings to provide a central location for electrical appliances. This way, you can have multiple devices plugged in and ready to go without having to worry about overloading a circuit. Additionally, power points can be used to control lighting and other electronics. For example, you may have a light that turns on when you plug in an appliance, or a power point that automatically shuts off when it detects a power outage.

Power points can also be used for safety purposes. For instance, you may have a power point that is designed to shut off if it detects an electrical current that is leaks. This can help to prevent fires and other accidents.

Finally, power points can be used for aesthetic purposes. For example, you may choose to install a power point with a decorative cover in order to match the surrounding décor. Regardless of how you use them, power points are an essential part of any home or office.

If you’ve ever plugged in a lead only to find that the metal tip has melted, you’re not alone. It’s a common problem, and there are a few possible explanations. One possibility is that the lead is not compatible with the powerpoint. Each powerpoint has a specific voltage, and if the lead is not rated for that voltage, it can overheat and melt. Another possibility is that the lead is faulty. Over time, leads can develop breaks or shorts in the wiring, which can cause them to overheat. Finally, it’s also possible that the powerpoint itself is to blame. If the powerpoint is not properly grounded, it can cause a build-up of electricity that can melting the lead. In any case, if you find yourself with a melted lead, it’s best to unplug it and take a closer look at what might be causing the problem.

When it comes to home lighting, LED bulbs are quickly becoming the preferred choice. LED bulbs last much longer than traditional incandescent light bulbs, and they use far less energy. In fact, LED bulbs use about 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs, and they can last up to 25 times longer. This means that you’ll save money on your energy bill, and you won’t have to replace your light bulbs nearly as often. LED bulbs are also much cooler than incandescent bulbs, so they won’t add to the heat in your home in the summer. And because they don’t contain any toxic chemicals like mercury, they’re better for the environment. So if you’re looking for a more efficient and eco-friendly option for your home lighting, LED light bulbs are the way to go.

Many people think that CCTV footage is not good enough quality to be used for facial recognition. However, this is not always the case. Depending on the type of CCTV system, the cameras used, and the lighting conditions, the footage can be of very good quality. Facial recognition software has also become much more sophisticated in recent years and can now effectively identify faces even in poor-quality footage. However, there are still some limitations to this technology, and it is not 100% accurate. For this reason, CCTV footage is often just one piece of evidence that is used to identify suspects.

Many people are surprised to learn that CCTV security systems can actually trigger an alarm. While these systems are typically used to record footage of suspicious activity, they can also be used to detect intruders in real-time. When an intruder is detected, the system will send an alert to the security team, who can then take action to apprehend the individual. In some cases, the alarm may also be triggered by a simple motion detector. However, most CCTV systems are equipped with sophisticated artificial intelligence that can distinguish between human activity and other movement, such as animals or objects. As a result, false alarms are rare, making CCTV an effective tool for security teams.