Victorian energy supply – 11am update

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The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) can confirm that an estimated 446,348 Victorians are without power as at 11:00 am Friday 29 October due to strong winds and heavy rains causing severe powerline damage across the state.

At this stage, challenging weather conditions continue to cause damage throughout Victoria’s electricity network. Network crews are assessing the damage and conducting repairs to damaged powerlines and other infrastructure.

Given the extent of the damage, it is expected some customers will be off into the weekend and potentially early next week.

Victorians travelling this weekend should consider their plans as storms and electricity outages are widespread.

Victoria’s electricity distribution businesses have provided the following outage numbers:

Distribution Business

Network Area

Customers without power

AusNet Services

Outer east and outer northern Melbourne, eastern and north-eastern Victoria



Melbourne CBD and inner suburbs



North-west Melbourne


Powercor Australia

Outer western suburbs of Melbourne, and central and western Victoria


United Energy

South-east Melbourne, and Mornington Peninsula


AEMO, as the national power system operator, will continue to provide media with a state-wide overview of the situation on behalf of the Victorian electricity supply industry, until conditions improve.

Media requests for high level, summary information about the electricity supply disruption, or interviews, should be directed to AEMO at this stage.

Media inquiries regarding specific power outages or areas affected should be directed to the appropriate electricity distribution business listed below.


For more information, AEMO Media: 0409 382 121,  or Twitter (@AEMO_energy)

For region or area-specific media enquiries, please contact:

Distribution Business

Media contact details

Information resources

AusNet Services

(03) 9483 0989

Customers faults and emergencies: 13 17 99

Twitter: @AusNetServices, Facebook: AusNet Services


(03) 9683 4342



1300 331 239

Powercor Australia

(03) 9683 4342

United Energy

(03) 9683 4342

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