Electrician Brisbane

We are skilled electricians with over 15 years of experience completing electrical work across Brisbane and its surrounds. Our training and experience allow us to complete all general electrical work throughout the home, including rewiring, installing powerpoints and lights, upgrading switchboards, upgrading power for air conditioners, as well as general repairs and maintenance. For a full list of our electrical services in Brisbane, check out the section below.

Whether you’re a real estate agent or homeowner, we can help you to install electrical components in your property, or fix any electrical problems that you may have. We have the skills and qualifications to do the job properly. Let us know what you need, and we will provide a competitive quote for the job.

We quote most jobs within two days, and complete them within two weeks (this can be shorter or longer depending on the size and complexity of the job).

We provide a lifetime workmanship guarantee on any products we supply and install. If you are having issues with the electrical component we’ve installed, just let us know and we’ll come and fix it for you.

Brisbane electrical experts | Why choose us?

Mercury Installations

We have over 15 years experience as electricians, and can install or repair any electrical component you need

Mercury Installations

We can complete all general electrical work throughout the home, from small fixes to wiring entire homes

Mercury Installations

We are fully licensed and qualified electricians, holding the key electrical licences and certifications. This includes contractor licensing, QBCC licensing, and CEC licensing (solar governing body), as well as being Arctic Certified.

Mercury Installations

We are one of the most competitively-priced electricians in Brisbane. You won't find better pricing for the quality of our work.

Mercury Installations

We don’t use sub-contractors, as we only trust the quality of our own work

Mercury Installations

We are fully insured for public liability of up to $10 million

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76 Funnell St, Zillmere Brisbane, Qld 4034

Our electrical services in Brisbane

We are able to complete all general electrical work at residential and commercial properties, including:

Switchboard upgrades & repairs

As appliances and electrical technology improves, old switchboards can struggle (or fail) to handle the new loads they receive. This can make them trip much more frequently, and significantly increases their risk of catching fire.

If you have an older switchboard that hasn’t been upgrade for decades, we can install a modern version with the following benefits:

  • Lower fire risk. New switchboards have inbuilt safety switches
  • No overloads because the new switchboard can handle modern electrical loads
  • Lower risk of electrical shock
  • Less chance of your circuit breaker tripping
  • Less chance of fuses blowing

We also complete repairs to existing switchboards, to keep your home’s electricity in good and safe working condition.

Powerpoint installations

We can quickly install new powerpoints and switches throughout your home or rental property, in your preferred positions. This includes regular on/off switches, dimmers, single, double, or triple units, and lightswitch covers that fit with your home.

When we install new pointpoints, we complete the necessary testing to ensure that they will work for your home’s switchboard, and not cause any unwanted overloads or power lags elsewhere.

General maintenance and repairs for rental properties

We complete common repairs for rental properties across Brisbane, including tasks like safety switch and circuit breaker issues, blown fuses, assessing outdated switchboards, checking relays, cable assemblies, grounding conductors, and electrical monitoring systems to ensure they are working as expected.

Safety switches tripping / circuit breakers

Safety switches can trip for a number of reasons, such as:

  • Your power socket is overloaded
  • You have faulty appliances
  • Your home has faulty writing
  • You have a water leak somewhere

If this is happening frequently in a home, we’ll diagnose the problem safely and carry out the appropriate fix. This can take time and patience, but we have the tools and the expertise to do it safely and efficiently.

Light upgrades

If you live in an older home with incandescent light fixtures, the bulbs can give off a tremendous amount of heat, which is wasted electricity that increases your power bill. We can upgrade the entire property to use modern LED lighting, which can improve your energy efficiency by about 85% compared to incandescent lights, and are much safer. They also last about 25 times longer, are more resistant to breakages, and contain no mercury which gives them an even smaller carbon footprint.

We can upgrade the lighting for an entire property, or just a few fixtures if you need.

TV antenna points

Want to install a new TV point in one of your rooms? We’ve got you covered. We’ll install the antenna point and connect it to your roof’s aerial, so that you can receive the analog and digital signals for Australia’s TV channels in high definition.

Electric hot water systems

Electric hot water systems can have electrical failures just like any other system, especially if they are older. They are usually an urgent problem to fix, and we can diagnose any electrical problems that the heater might have, and quickly get it working again.

Electrical safety checks

We can complete comprehensive electrical safety checks for your home, rental property, or business. We’ll check for any damage, deterioration, and defects in your property’s electrical system, to ensure that everything is working smoothly

This thorough safety check substantially reduces the risk of a fire breaking out, which happens more frequently in homes with older switchboards. The check also reduces the chances of electric shocks from occurring from the property’s wiring and power outlets, making things much safer for the people living there.

Air conditioning upgrades

Modern air conditioners may require switchboard upgrades in your home, and we can complete this work for you. We are also licensed air conditioning installers, so we can complete the job end-to-end. Check out our ducted or split system air conditioning pages for more information.

Renovations & new builds

Major renovations usually include a completely new electrical plan, with powerpoints, lighting and other components needing to be wired and installed. We can complete this work for any renovation you need—kitchens, bathrooms, and other rooms throughout the property—working off your specific electrical plan.

We can also install the electrical components for brand new builds, whether the entire property or individual rooms.

Solar installs & repairs

As XXX accredited solar installers, we can complete any electrical components of your new installation, or fix any issues you might be having with the inverter or the panels themselves. We’ll quickly troubleshoot and diagnose the issue before completing the necessary fixes, to get your solar system working again.

Other electrical services:

  • Installing ceiling fans
  • Installing and checking safety switches
  • Rewiring
  • Full property fit-outs, both residential and commercial. This includes working on electrical plans or creating them from scratch if required
  • Install and fix data cables
  • Installing smoke alarms
  • Installing hot water piping
  • Upgrading mains
  • Installing security lighting
  • Electrical safety checks

Expert guide on domestic electricians

What does a domestic electrician do?

Electricians are tradespeople who complete electrical work for a property. This can include planning and installing brand new electrical wiring systems, or making changes to existing electrical components such as lighting, plugs, or power boards. They are highly skilled people whose typical responsibilities include:

Reading electrical, architectural, and mechanical drawings

Electrical systems are complicated, and in order to make changes or repairs to a system, an electrician must be able to read and understand any technical drawings to hand. These might be electrical drawings, mechanical drawings, or drawings from the architect.

Planning electrical systems, and installing them

A common job for a domestic electrician is wiring a new home. They will need to investigate and understand the following:

  • The number of people living in the property, and how much electricity they are likely to be using. This will determine the wiring and power needed for the property.
  • To determine the location of the outlets, they need to know which appliances are likely to be used, and where. This includes extra electricity needed for power-hungry systems such as large home theatres.
  • The homeowner may be carbon-conscious and want to install solar panels.
  • Custom lighting such as dimmers and LED-based control panels may be installed.

Installing lighting, plugs, powerboards, cables, smoke alarms, circuit breakers, and more

Domestic electricians will need to install common household fittings, for example, lights. When installing a new light, they must understand the parts needed, the amount of power needed, how to wire it, as well as the standard safety procedures to protect themselves and prevent the electrical system from overloading.

Finding electrical faults and fixing them

If a home’s electricity system has failed, an electrician will need to identify the source of the problem and repair it. They may need to check fuses, test for power with voltmeters, check for electrical continuity, and work through a whole list of other tests before being able to identify the problem.

Testing, repairing, and maintaining electrical equipment

Certain places need to have their electrical equipment tested, to ensure their safety and protect the people using them. These include factories, workshops, places of work, hotels, commercial cleaning equipment, and more. An electrician must complete a “test and tag” process for every piece of equipment being used, which must be re-tested after a recommended period of time, depending on where the equipment is being used. For example, a building site should have its equipment re-tested every three months.

If a piece of electrical equipment does fail, the electrician must also be able to troubleshoot the problem and repair it, in addition to completing any regular maintenance work that it may need.

Queensland electrical licenses

In Queensland, domestic electricians will typically hold two types of licenses: an ‘Electrical Fitter License’ for working with switchboards and repairing electrical equipment, and an ‘Electrical Contractor License’ for jointing and terminating high voltage cable.

When to hire an electrician

If you have an electrical job that needs to be done in your home or office aside from changing a lightbulb or fuse, you need to hire an electrician. Harnessing electricity has been one of the most important technological advances for our species, but its lethal power means that only qualified electricians can work with it. An electrician will be able to complete the work safely, and ensure that your electrical components won’t burst into flame.

How to choose an electrician

The most important thing to check for an electrician is their qualifications. In Australia, most electricians complete a Cert II in Electrotechnology, which includes a four-year apprenticeship. They also need to hold the correct licences for their state.

Average pricing for electrical work

Here are some average prices for electrical work in Australia. Please note that these are not our own prices—please request a quote for any electrical work that you need.

What’s the average cost for an electrician in Australia?

The average rate for an electrician in Australia is between $70 to $140 per hour, depending on the location and complexity of the job.

How much does it cost to install an electrical outlet?

A brand new electrical outlet will cost anywhere between $140 to $180, depending on the location.

How much does it cost to install a light?

Lighting costs vary depending on the type of lighting and location. Here are the typical costs:

  • $62 to $75 per hour for LED lighting
  • $70 to $95 per hour for outdoor lights
  • $55 to $70 for downlight installation

How much does it cost to wire a property?

Wiring (or rewiring) an entire property is a big job, and the price varies depending on its size, materials needed, and the existing wiring. To give you a rough idea, a medium-sized house will cost anywhere between $4,000 to $8,000.

Which tools do electricians use?

Electricians use the following tools to complete their work:

  • Insulated pliers:
    • Channel lock pliers
    • Side cutting pliers
    • Linesman pliers
  • Crimpers
  • Insulated screwdrivers
  • Nut drivers
  • Cable cutters
  • Wire strippers
  • Tape measure
  • Electrical tape
  • Labellers
  • Torpedo level
  • Flashlight
  • Allen keys
  • Voltmeters
  • Non-contact voltage detector
  • Stanley knife
  • Power drills
  • Power saws
  • Hammers
  • Spanners
  • Hacksaws
  • Shoes with rubber soles

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FAQs

It is a legal requirement for all Australian electricians to possess the relevant licences and qualifications, and this is something we take seriously at Mercury. All of our electricians are licenced and qualified, which allows us to complete all electrical work in line with Australian standards. This ensures that we are operating legally and to a high standard of safety and quality.

We provide electrical services in Brisbane and its northern suburbs, including North Lakes and Chermside. If you are looking for electrical companies in Brisbane who provide commercial and residential jobs, but are not sure if you are in our area then contact us today. Our professionals will happily address any of your queries.

Our Brisbane electrical experts will happily attend to your outdoor electrical needs and we are well equipped to install patio lighting and garden lighting, or provide electrical maintenance.

Electrical work is incredibly dangerous, which is why it’s illegal in Queensland to complete this type of work without a license. Even if you know what you’re doing, you shouldn’t complete electrical work without the proper qualifications and licenses.

It’s a good idea to get an electrical safety check for a property that you’re purchasing, especially if it has been previously lived in, or over 25 years old.