We are skilled electricians with over 15 years of experience completing electrical work across Brisbane and its surrounds. Our training and experience allows us to complete all general electrical work through the home, including rewiring, installing powerpoints and lights, upgrading switchboards, upgrading power for air conditioners, as well as general repairs and maintenance.
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.
Mercury Installations | Brisbane electrical experts - why choose us?
We have over 15 years experience as electricians
We can complete all general electrical work throughout the home, from small fixes to wiring entire homes
We are fully licensed and qualified electricians
We are one of the most competitively-priced electricians in Brisbane
We don’t use sub-contractors, as we only trust the quality of our own work
We are fully insured for public liability of up to $10 million
Our electrical services in Brisbane
We are able to complete all general electrical work at residential and commercial properties, including:
- Installing and repairing lights
- Installing ceiling fans
- Installing powerpoints and switchboards
- Installing safety switches
- Full property fit-outs, both residential and commercial. This includes working to electrical plans, or creating them from scratch if required
- Repairing electrical faults such as plugs
- Install and fixing data cables
- Repairing faulty switchboards
- Installing and checking safety switches
- Installing smoke alarms
- Upgrading mains
- Installing security lighting
- Installing fans
- 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 switchboards. 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 licenses 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
- Insulated screwdrivers
- Nut drivers
- Cable cutters
- Wire strippers
- Tape measure
- Electrical tape
- Torpedo level
- Allen keys
- Non-contact voltage detector
- Stanley knife
- Power drills
- Power saws
- Shoes with rubber soles
Are you licensed?
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.
Which areas do you service?
We complete work in Brisbane and its northern suburbs, including North Lakes and Chermside. If you are looking for electrical experts 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.
Do you do outdoor electrical work?
Our 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.
Can I complete small electrical jobs myself?
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.
When should I have an electrical safety check?
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.