The best electricians in Wagga

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Who are the best electricians in Wagga? Photo: Puhimec.

When it comes to electrical work around your home, there is no question that a fully trained and experienced tradie is the only person who should be trusted to complete the job. Apart from the fact it is illegal in Australia to carry out electrical work if you are not a qualified electrician, it is also extremely dangerous. So it is vital for the safety of you and your family that you call in an expert who you can trust.

In Wagga and throughout the local region, there are many experienced electricians who can satisfy all your electrical needs with quality assurance you can depend on. Whether your home requires installation of lighting or appliances, rewiring, an electrical safety check, a complete smart wiring overhaul, or you simply have a niggling issue that needs resolving, there are plenty of dependable, efficient options around town for you to choose from.

We asked our readers from Wagga and the surrounding region to share their experiences with leading local electricians. Below, you will find a recommended list of the best ones. If you are not sure what you are looking for, the following checklist should help you decide which trustworthy sparkie is for you.

What makes a great electrician?

  • Relevant qualifications and licenses. In Australia, all electrical contractors must be licensed. This gives you peace of mind knowing your electrician has the experience and qualifications to safely conduct all electrical work, from straightforward jobs to complex wiring.
  • Knowledgeable. It pays to do some research and hire an electrician with a wealth of knowledge that only experience can deliver. The best electricians know the ins and outs of the trade. From simple household jobs to electrical emergencies, you need to be assured they can complete the job professionally.
  • Reliable. The best electricians turn up on time, every time, and don’t leave you waiting. They should arrive when they say they will, be ready to work and complete the job efficiently.
  • Transparent pricing. Your electrician should be upfront with you about how much things will cost. Quotes and invoices should be transparent, with no unexpected fees or charges. If any unforeseen expenses arise, you should be confident knowing this will be communicated to you and that you are getting what you pay for.
  • Reliable and respectful of your property. The best electricians treat your home as if it is their own. This means keeping mess and disruption to a minimum while being careful with your belongings.

The best electricians in Wagga

Region Riverina’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best in Wagga series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Region Riverina and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Hibbard Electrics

A level 2 accredited service provider, Hibbard Electrics' qualified technicians are experienced across the full range of commercial, residential, rural and emergency electrical works.

The team is known to be proactive, honest and reliable, backed by positive reviews like this one from Tim Cooper:

"Was really appreciative of the prompt and professional service by all staff. The team were clear with their communication, on time each time they came. The quality of the work was very high, and any questions or concerns were addressed."

D & S Taber Electrical

Locally owned and operated since 1981, D & S Taber Electrical is a level 2 service provider offering expert solar installation and electricial work to commercial, industrial,residential, marine, rural and strata clients across Wagga and its surrounds.

Known for quality and cost effectiveness, the team attracts plenty of positive reviews like this one, from Megan:

"Fantastic service - turned up on time, efficient, polite, nothing a problem, did the extras we asked for and got everything in the right place."

Adrian Sparks Electrical

Fair, experienced and always open, Adrian Sparks Electrical has been locally owned and operated in Wagga for more than a decade. Adrian and the team are emergency specialists, but they also offer a full suite of electrical maintenance and installation services.

"In my opinion Adrian is the best electrician in the area and has been our family electrician for many years," Niquile Lewington reviewed on Google. "He has outstanding knowledge and is incredibly respectful. Amazing quality service!"

LED Riverina Electrical

Specialising in seamless solar installation, Damian and the LED Riverina Electrical team are Wagga locals who know what it takes to power a Wagga home.

"LED Riverina Electrical installed a solar system on my house," Toby Youssef says online. "I’m very pleased with the overall finish of the job. They communicated well with me and were very professional throughout the whole install, ensuring that my system was completed to the highest standard."

If you’re looking for more information on trades and services in Wagga, you might also like our articles on the best builders and renovators, plumbers and pest control services Wagga has to offer.

Your experience with electricians in Wagga

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the Wagga plumbers listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I allowed to do DIY electrical work at home?

Absolutely not. Apart from the fact it is illegal to undertake electrical work at home unless you are a qualified electrician, it is also extremely dangerous if you don't fully understand what you are doing. If you are a licensed tradie, then go for it, but everyone else must call upon the services of a fully trained and experienced electrical tradesperson.

What are the ramifications of illegal DIY electrical work?

In the worst case scenario: death. Electrical wiring work can be extremely dangerous so if you are unqualified and something goes wrong, the consequences can be fatal. There is also the possibility of causing a house fire. Fines also apply for performing illegal electrical wiring work around the home. For individuals, this can be as high as $40,000.

What DIY electrical jobs are legal for me to perform at home?

Some very basic electrical jobs can be carried out at home if you are unqualified. These include installing low voltage garden lighting and pond pumps; changing a blown light bulb; installing battery operated smoke alarms; replacing LED downlights; cutting openings for air-conditioning units but not installing them; and fitting an electric wall oven but not connecting it. For everything else, use one of Canberra's best trained electricians.

When should I arrange an electrical safety check?

At a minimum, you should call a qualified electrician to visit your home for an electrical safety check to ensure everything is in safe working order every five years. If your property is more than 25 years old, a safety check is highly recommended, or if you simply have any concerns about how electrical items in your home have been installed. If you are purchasing a property that has been occupied, an electrical safety check is essential so you know you are buying somewhere safe.

What is smart wiring and who can install it?

Smart wiring is a flexible industry wiring standard that enables the combination of several types of wires into a single platform for use with smart home systems and sensors. Once installed, it allows you to access multiple telephone, internet and pay TV options, as well as audio, security, automated home lighting and integrated garden irrigation. Smart wiring systems can only be installed by an accredited smart wiring technician.

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