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Emergency Electricians

Curran provides emergency electrician services to Shoalhaven, Wollongong and Sutherland Shire suburbs. Our qualified electrician will arrive on your doorstep with a fully equipped vehicle and the right tools to fix emergency issues.

Our emergency electrician service will ensure your hazardous electrical problems are dealt with promptly and safely. With Curran’s professional same-day service, your electrical problems can be detected and fixed, and the power reconnected. Where needed, we can provide a certificate of compliance.

Is there an emergency electrician near me?

Curran’s team can respond to residents of the Illawarra and Shoalhaven, and Sutherland Shire in Sydney, providing a reliable same-day service.

When Should You Call An Emergency Electrician?

Most people are aware of the obvious situations where you should call an emergency electrician. These situations include:

  • Sparks are shooting out of a power point or appliance
  • There is an electrical burning smell
  • Your house has lost power, but not the other houses in your street
  • The safety switch keeps tripping
  • Your circuit breakers (fuses) have blown and are too hot to touch
  • The switchboard (fuse box) is sparking, burning or damaged
  • Your smoke alarm has lost its connection
  • A power pole has fallen near the house
  • An overhead main has been damaged by a vehicle
  • Loose wires are exposed after damage to the house
  • Your home has been struck by lightning
  • Vulnerable residents require fast power restoration after an outage
  • Your business depends on stock that will spoil if power isn’t restored rapidly.

The warning signs might be less obvious in other situations requiring an emergency electrician – particularly after major outages or hail, flood or fire events.

Electrical damage that may not be visible immediately often poses a real danger to occupants.

Exercise particular caution around damaged solar cells or panels. Compromised solar panels will keep working in the sun and therefore still produce shocks, even after you have turned off the power supply. For example, after flooding or severe storms, solar PV systems require an electrician to conduct an inspection and safely isolate any water damaged components before the solar system is turned back on.

What can our emergency electrician fix?

The Curran team will send out emergency electricians who are fully trained, qualified, and licensed to work on electrical systems connected to the power grid.

Curran Electricians can also conduct an on-the-spot safety check of other electrical hazards around the home or create a surge protection plan to avoid future damage.

Why choose Curran Electricians?

Curran Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air is your first choice for all of your electrical needs. Curran is a local company with a great reputation. We will send qualified electricians who are trained to our high standards into your home to resolve your electrical emergency issues.

Our South Coast base allows homes and businesses to ‘buy local’ and receive a rapid response when they request electrical emergency services.

The Curran family business has operated in the Shoalhaven, Illawarra and Sutherland Shire areas for more than 30 years, and received many awards for its services. Our electrical division, which commenced in 2022, has already won the 2023 Master Electricians NSW Service Business Award.

Professionalism is very important to us. Curran personnel wear our uniforms and drive vehicles with our logo. Our technicians, including emergency electricians, are trained to respect customer’s homes. This includes wearing boot covers and cleaning up after work is completed. Our customer support team will phone you during and after the home service visit.

In addition to electrical emergency work, the Curran team has a broad range of experience in: electrical car battery system installations, fault detection, surge protection, ceiling fans, power points, smoke alarms and lighting; as well as plumbing services.

Our business is a member of:

  • Nexstar Network
  • Master Electricians NSW
  • Master Plumbers NSW

Curran invests in better technology and techniques, particularly those that reduce environmental impacts. Our technicians are trained in modern techniques and update their skills regularly.

Our team will install quality products that maximise energy efficiency.

Every job we attend has a mandatory Take 5 Safety Checklist to assess hazards and risks, which the electricians must complete.

Our pricing is upfront and affordable. We also offer our customers different payment options, including online payments and payment systems.

Our trained electricians can help you avoid future emergency situations with recommendations to assist your household and protect appliances.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for an emergency electrician to come out?

We have a large team, so we can dispatch one of our electricians as soon as possible.

What should I do while I wait for an emergency electrician?

Our customer support team will inform you when the service technician is on the way.

Why does my safety switch keep tripping?

Your safety switch (RCD) or the circuit breakers will keep tripping if, for example:

You have a faulty appliance that you haven’t located and unplugged.
You are running too many appliances at the same time.

However, call an emergency electrician to investigate these potentially hazardous causes:

  • Aged wiring has become worn or faulty
  • Recent rain or hail storms have caused damage
  • Recent thunder lightning and electrical storms have resulted in surges that trigger RCD sensors
  • The safety switch itself is defective.

In NSW only qualified electricians can legally work on electrical problems, and our after-hours electricians are on hand to solve emergency electrical issues professionally and promptly. In an electrical emergency, contact Curran.

Same day service

We will be available when you need us.

Serving The Community For 30 Years

Serving Wollongong, Shoalhaven, Illawarra and Sutherland Shire.

Award Winning Family Owned Business

We have earned countless awards of excellence from within our industry and from highly respected consumer groups.

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Rated 4.9 Stars with 350+ reviews, Curran is a name you can trust.

What Our Customers Say

Testimonials from our satisfied customers

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1st-party reviews

Steve Taylor
December 4, 2023
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The team were on time, very professional and I was informed of all that was to be done before and during and then a summary at the end of the job. We were very impressed. Thank you also for replacing our old gas hot water system so quickly
December 4, 2023
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Excellent professional service and work completed quickly and without any incidence. All work was carried out in a timely and expedient manner and workmen were very courteous
Helen Barlow
November 30, 2023
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Good service by courteous efficient and helpful tradesmen!
Lee Jourdain
November 29, 2023
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Curran were out within an hour of my call. I was fully advised by the person on the end of the phone of their procedures and they communicated with me by text and email during my wait. The technician gave me 25 mins notice of his arrival. He advised me what he would be doing, the price, and when he was about to turn the power off. Fixed the problem in 20 mins. I was very impressed with their customer service.
Kathryn Hughes
November 22, 2023
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Same day service a bonus. On time and presented well. Explained everything well. Very happy with the service. I have used them in the past and will continue to use and recommend.
Ann Cameron
November 22, 2023
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I was very pleased & impressed with the quick service & politeness of this young men & also the way they cleaned up & put everything back the way it was ,I would definitely recommend Currans Plumbing to anyone.
November 20, 2023
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I have no hesitation in recommending Curran's to anyone needing repairs or installations in their homes. Top service and attention to detail; tradesmen are all polite, courteous and respectful. At every stage of the job they checked before going ahead if problems were discovered. Great work Currans!
Max Zalakos
November 18, 2023
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Excellent and friendly service by experienced personnel who knew exactly what to do, and do it well, and expeditiously. Very happy!
Brendan Nolan
November 16, 2023
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Shout out to the team at Curran's for the quick response and top-quality service!
Radu Bliuc
November 15, 2023
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Great service from Jake and CJ. Professional, punctual, efficient, great in communications the technical aspect of the job. Well done!
Brett T
November 14, 2023
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Explained the job. Professional and friendly. Great after sales service.
Onge Onge
November 9, 2023
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Guys did a great job in not so easy circumstances and short notice, very polite and professional. Answered any questions I had and kept us updated all the way. No problem recommending Curran for any plumbing work.
Belinda Dakin
November 7, 2023
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Levi was informative, did the job in a timely fashion and was a pleasure to have here.
HelloBeauty Home Salon
November 2, 2023
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These guys never disappoint.professional, courteous and transparent.I wish more tradies used this business model.
David Smith
November 2, 2023
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We had a blocked sewer. Communication with the organisation wad easy. I was kept informed about the job. Nathan was polite, well presented and had a great attitude. He explained what he would do and why. The job was done well, he explained what he did and what the result of his work was. He did a great job. Thanks
Narelle Lovell
November 2, 2023
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Very professional service would recommend highly
Dianne Hosa
October 31, 2023
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They were on time. They rung before coming as they said they would. They explained what they were doing before they started doing the work. They show me what they did and made sure everything was working efficiently before leaving.
Cheryl Harris
October 27, 2023
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I found the guys at Curran Electrical and Plumbing to be great, they were open really friendly and helpful. They did the job on time with no mess. I also found them to be honest. I thought I had to replace two lights in the bathroom however while installing the new ones we found another switch so I did not need them replaced after all and the quote was adjusted to reflect this.
Bryan Rugg
October 25, 2023
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I found the work that was completed was to an excellent quality. The workers were professional in their responses to questions and they were always on time.
Paul Blanden
October 25, 2023
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Excellent work from Josh & Hunter. Very professional, polite & great work. Greatly appreciated. Thank you
Jimmy's Burger Truck
October 23, 2023
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very professional service and friendly, knowledgeable staff. tidy workers that kept the business clean as they were working throughout the job. highly recommend !
October 18, 2023
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Very efficient and friendly service. I highly recommend these guys.
Jennifer Bean
October 16, 2023
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The contractors (both electrical and plumbing tradespeople) were personable and professional. It was great service, they arrived on time, checked each decision with me and worked hard. They were clean and tidy and treated my place respectfully.
Kevin Ryan
October 15, 2023
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Quick service and helpful staff both on the phone speaking to office staff and the young plumber who came to do the job
Michael C
October 10, 2023
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They assessed the job clearly, told us what was needed, and explained how they would work. They turned up on time, were polite, and did the work with a minimum of fuss.
Charlie Bell
October 6, 2023
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Curran were able to come to me at short notice after a sewer disaster. They kept me informed of timing and Jake the plumber was clearly knowledgeable and passionate about his trade. He was efficient, thorough and happy to answer questions and tell me why and what he was doing offering a practical solution to our ageing property’s plumbing needs. Thank you. I’ll be in touch
Tracy Webb
October 5, 2023
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Fast and efficient service with everything explained before the job was commenced. Professional and friendly which was very nice.
Jono Q
October 3, 2023
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Very helpful people, happy to talk through what they were doing and why.
Katrina Toland
September 25, 2023
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We use Curran's for any plumbing requirement we have. They communicate well and are conscious of the importance of everyone's time. I totally recommend their services.
Mitch Ashford
September 12, 2023
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My mother who's in her 80's needed her toilet fixed. Curran Plumbing and Electrical did everything perfectly. Service was fast, plumber did a great job after informing me of the several options I had. He was also polite, well mannered and friendly, taking the time to ensure I understood everything he did. Service was perfect and I highly recommend Curran Plumbing and Electrical
Merryn Wright
September 12, 2023
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Curran Plumbing & Electrical recently installed a new pump on my rainwater tank. I am very pleased with their work and also that they were able to do it within a few days of getting their quote. I also appreciated that when the quote was done that a video was taken of what needed to be done, so that whoever did the work knew what needed to be done.
August 26, 2023
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Had a new toilet installed and 6 taps replaced with ‘quarter turn’ taps to aid my arthritic fingers. Perfectly happy with the work and the very professional and friendly tradesmen. Gold stars to Luke, Josh and Jake
Jeff B
July 01, 2023
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Jake arrived on time, we talked thru our issue and he checked out our storm water problem. He was easily able to pinpoint our blockage and put together 2 quote options to rectify the fault. Jake is a good representative for the business👍
John Q
June 29, 2023
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Well done team. Great to finally meet a professional company. You guys responded quickly, found the problem, gave a respectable quote (unheard-of nowadays) and got the job done. This is the place to go if you have any electrical or plumbing needs. Thanks again Curran
Kelly S
June 28, 2023
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Sam was excellent. He was on time, polite, and did a fantastic and thorough job. He gave us detailed options for the job and we appreciated his honest and professional opinion. We will 100% use Curran plumbing again.
Dave P
June 04, 2023
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Sam was bang on time and fixed our septic issue very quickly. He also sent a camera up the pipes to ensure everything else was fine before leaving. We've enjoyed our ongoing relationship with Curran after they did some major works for us last year and our membership is well worth it.
John D
May 26, 2023
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The people doing the work were friendly, professional and informative and the work was carried out in a timely manner. You should be proud of the plumbing and electrical people who completed this work
Gordon M
July 18, 2022
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Currans supplied us with constant updating of the project and when completed arranged for an inspection of the completed works.
Mitchell F
July 16, 2022
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From the first phone call Curran plumbing services were professional, showed up on time for scheduled quote , then me updated when the job was going to be completed . On the day of install all of the staff were well trained , well spoken and installed my new instantaneous gas hot water system like they were installing it in their own home . The quality in detail to make sure I was satisfied didn’t go unnoticed. At the end of the day I feel like I have gained a plumber for life . 100% recommend.
InJect A Joint V
July 13, 2022
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Luke was a Complete Gentleman and he explained every detail to my wife and i!! On this basis we excepted his Quote on the Spot and told him to go ahead and install our Brand New Australian made Hot Water System!! It was all Done that afternoon with Expert Precision d we had Hot water by 4pm!! Absolutely Marvellous Well Done! Sid you should be Very Proud of the Workmanship that Luke Performed!!
Brian D
July 13, 2022
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From my first contact with your company to completion of the job was only a few days tree roots in the sewer pipes gone, big thanks to your team.
David Collins
July 11, 2022
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Hi it's Dave from Dapto for Block drain problem, Part of Sewer drain renewal and ground was leveled nice & looks good, kitchen drain came apart and was reconnected all services where friendly and good communication excellent work. Thank you
Kingfisher Maritime
July 10, 2022
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I found Josh from Curren Plumbing to be very honest and trustworthy in the work he carried out at my home. Josh communicated everything he was going to do and the results of these actions in a manner I was able to understand. I was happy with the work Josh did at my home.

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