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Trees and Powerlines

Contact between trees and power lines can be dangerous. If power lines fall to the ground because of storms or other interference, they can still be live. Electrocution and injury can even occur when someone touches a tree branch which has been in contact with a power line.

Never approach or touch power lines. Always let our highly trained professionals deal with fallen or sagging power lines.

Our safety advice

  • Treat fallen or sagging power lines as live and dangerous
  • Call us immediately on 131 626 if you are concerned about the safety of a power line
  • Alert police by calling 000 if you are concerned about road and public safety
  • Stay clear of fallen tree limbs, power lines and anything they may be touching, like a puddle, vehicle or fence, because it could conduct electricity
  • Do what you can to keep others away from fallen power lines
  • Be alert. Sometimes tree limbs and debris can hide an electrical hazard. Check for power lines above you before you shift that fallen branch.
  • Keep an eye out for dangling power lines.


If in doubt, call us on 131 626. For more information about staying safe around electricity, visit Energy Safe Victoria.

Cutting Trees Around Power Lines

It’s very important that we maintain vegetation clearance around power lines to ensure that the supply to your home or business is safe.

In strong winds branches can fall down or fly loose and damage power lines leading to outages.

To reduce the risk of these situations occurring our crews work tirelessly to assess each and every span of power line on our network and prune vegetation in a way that ensures the health of the tree is maintained as well as achieving a safe outcome.

To find out when we will be trimming the trees in your area, you can take a look at our:
 - Tree Cutting Schedule

Below is a map of our Jemena Electricity Network:

For all enquiries regarding cutting trees please contact our service partner Zinfra:
- Phone: 1300 434 401
- Email:


For further information, please refer to our Electric Line Clearance Management Plan.