Temporary Power Poles

We provide fast, safe and reliable power poles to suit a range of projects, from small domestic sites to large commercial size building sites. With our industry experience and expertise, we help you get the job done without stress.

Order online anytime with no payment needed! WE call YOU within 24 hours to confirm details and answer any questions you might have. This is our quick and easy online solution to help you get the job done. 

*within 25km of Capalaba

Here's How It Works

We offer a range of competitively priced power poles to suit all projects, no hidden extra costs. Here's how to get started:

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Tell us what you need and if you don't know, give us a call and we can provide you with the right advice to help you get started.

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If you're placing an order online, we will contact you within 24 hours to confirm payment!

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Once payment has been made, we organise the power connection with Energex. We text that EWR# to you! You will need to make one phone call to a Retailer to open an account for temporary power using that number. Don't worry, we'll provide all the information.

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Workplace Health and Safety laws require toilets on all building sites. To make your life easier, we've created the ultimate power pole and portable toilet deal. With any power pole order, we'll deliver one of our deluxe toilets, the Builder's Favourite, for free*! Not to mention on the same day. 

*within 25km of Capalaba

Want to know more? Check out our Temporary Power Pole guide.

special offer

Workplace Health and Safety laws require portable toilets on all building sites. To make your life easier, we’ve created the ultimate power pole and portable toilet deal. With any power pole order, we’ll deliver one of our deluxe portable toilets, The Builders’ Favourite, waving the delivery fee*! Let us know in your Power Pole order or enquiry.

*within 25km of Capalaba

Our Temporary Power Poles

Domestic Site Pole

Perfect for domestic and small to medium commercial building sites where there is an overhead power supply. 

  • O/HEAD TBS 40 AMP
  • Includes Install & Removal 
  • We submit your paperwork to Energex
  • $30 pw rent after 12 weeks
  • Minimum 12-week hire

$625 + GST / 12 WEEKS

Commercial Site Pole

Need something a little bigger? This pole is perfect for larger construction sites with site sheds and sub mains where there is an overhead power supply.

  • O/HEAD TBS 80 AMP
  • Includes Install & Removal 
  • We submit your paperwork to Energex
  • $40 pw rent after 12 weeks

$850 + GST / 12 WEEKS

Underground Commercial Site Pole

Need power underground? This will do the trick! Perfect for larger construction sites with site sheds and sub mains.

  • UNDERGROUND 80AMP
  • Includes Install & Removal 
  • We submit your paperwork to Energex
  • $40 pw rent after 12 weeks
  • Some extra charges may apply due to safety requirements - See FAQ's below

$1,050 + GST / 12 WEEKS

Premium 3 Phase (3Ø) Site Pole

All the power you need for a large commercial site requiring power for dewatering, cranes, and lifts.

  • Includes Install & Removal 
  • We submit your paperwork to Energex
  • $60 pw rent after 12 weeks

$1,050 + GST / 12 WEEKS

Underground Premium 3 Phase (3Ø) Site Pole

Need power underground? All the power you need for a large construction site, with sheds and sub mains.

  • UNDERGROUND 80AMP
  • Includes Install & Removal 
  • We submit your paperwork to Energex
  • $40 pw rent after 12 weeks
  • Some extra charges may apply due to safety requirements - See FAQ's below

$1,250 + GST / 12 WEEKS

Special Offer on Portaloos

FREE DELIVERY*

When you get a power pole with a portaloo.

Ask about this offer, or add a portaloo to your order now by clicking here.

*within 25km of Capalaba

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Pole & Holes have provided reliable, fairly priced temporary power services to us on a number of occasions. We particularly appreciated their prompt attention to our urgent requirement at our latest project for an onsite toilet so our demolition contractors would not walk off the job.


Caroline McAlpin

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Having never been through building and requiring a power pole - Doug sorted me out and knew the process like the back of his hand... three thumbs up!


Alex

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1 call was all it took to go from no power with mains connected to house we were demolishing to a pole in an agreed spot with metered power.
All happened within the time frame quoted. Excellent service.


Vanessa McGee

Frequently Asked Questions

How does power get connected to a temporary power pole?

Poles & Holes submit an EWR (Electrical Work Request) via the Energex Web Portal on the day the pole is installed.

What is a Retailer?

A Retailer is a company that sends you a bill for the connection of the Temporary Pole and the power used.

Which Retailer do I use?

It is your choice, however in our experience Origin and AGL are best equipped to handle any issues with temporary power pole connection.

Are there any charges from the retailer?

Energex do the work, but the retailer sends the bills. There is a new connection fee currently $480.50 + the number of kWh of power used (this varies from site to site). The new connection fee covers 2 visits by the Energex crew. One is to energise the temporary pole and the other to swing the wires from the pole to the permanent position at the end of the job.

How do I advise the Retailer that I wish to open an a/c?

Nominate a Retailer on our pole order form and your details will be sent to them at the same time as the EWR.

What is the timeline guideline?

Please allow 5 to 10 business days from the installation of the pole to the connection of power by Energex. This time frame can increase due to factors such as traffic control requirements or Energex volume of work. We’ll keep you updated throughout the whole process if your connection delayed.

What about jobs on a busy road?

Any connection required on a block of land that touches a roadway highlighted in yellow in the UBD Street Directory must, by law, be scoped for traffic control. If Energex deems traffic control is required, then this can add 2 weeks to the job due to council permit timelines.

Does traffic control cost extra? 

No. Energex pay all costs. 

How do Poles & Holes know to pick up the pole at the end of the job?

We don’t unless you ring us and tell us the wires are off the pole.

What if there is no permanent connection required to a building and you just want to get rid of the pole?

You need to ring your retailer and request a “Supply Abolishment”. The supply abolishment process can take up to 20 business days. You can request to expedite this process when talking to the retailer and they’ll advise you that there’ll be an extra fee. Usually, they’ll complete the “Supply Abolishment” in 5 business days if you choose to expedite. Please call us when Energex has removed the meter and any overhead wires, and we’ll off-hire the pole and collect it as soon as possible.

Can we start the connection process early with Energex? 

Yes, in certain circumstances we can submit the paperwork to Energex before the pole is installed and get the ball rolling.

What happens if we need to erect scaffold near the pole?

We can supply poles with a double insulated mains box that can be used within 300mm of the scaffold if a physical non-conductive barrier, e.g. form ply, is put on the exterior of the scaffold. Just ask… we have all the answers.

Do you have any extra travel costs for some areas?

Yes, our main delivery area is from Caboolture to Beenleigh and west to Ipswich. We charge an extra $195 for installs outside that zone.

What happens if we can't install the pole where you prefer?

Our installer will call before delivery with an ETA. So, it’s great if you are there to discuss, otherwise, he’ll call from the site if there are any issues.

Can installing a Temporary Power Pole save you money?

Yes, definitely. There are savings to be made by not getting Energex to carry out a Supply Abolishment of between $700 and $2000. Give us a call and we’ll tell you all about it.

What are the extra charges involved with Underground Power?

Only a licensed electrical contractor is authorised to remove the cover from the pillar to make it ready for Energex to complete the connection.  Therefore, the electrical contractor is required to attend both the install and pick up of the pole to ensure safe work practices. We will charge $200 on the initial invoice to cover both trips to site but if the invoice from them is more then we will charge the difference on your next invoice.

Don't know what you need?

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Special Offer on Portaloos

FREE DELIVERY*

When you get a power pole with a portaloo.

Ask about this offer in your enquiry for more information!

*within 25km of Capalaba

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