Helicopter assisting crews fixing powerlines on top of electricity tower

Helicopter patrols

Each year we patrol our electricity network from the air. We use specialised helicopters and pilots to thoroughly check overhead powerlines and poles to ensure the electricity supply across Queensland remains safe and reliable.

Why use helicopters?

The helicopters significantly reduce the time taken to inspect an area. They are twice as fast as vehicle patrols and 20 times quicker in mountainous terrain or on private property.

This bird’s-eye view allows us to identify, monitor and repair any wear and tear or potential risks to supply, such as overgrown vegetation or deterioration on the topside of poles.

Protecting you from the noise

We're aware that noise from low flying helicopters can present a risk to pets, livestock or even someone you know. That's why our specialised pilots remain alert for livestock and, where possible, change course to avoid unsettling animals.