Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I become a member of NECA SA / NT?

NECA is the peak body supporting electrical and communications contractors in Australia. NECA provides a voice to government, employee unions and other associations for the electrical and communications contracting industry. Benefits of NECA membership range from access to advice on managing your employees, industrial relations, commercial and business management, Workplace Health and Safety, technical and licensing support to additional benefits and discounts on construction supplies, stationery, software, training, fuel, vehicles (at fleet discounts), insurance and much more. To learn more about the benefits of being a NECA member please click here.

How much does it cost to become a member of NECA SA/NT?

Membership is company-based and fees are set according to the number of employees working in the business, this includes working directors, electrical/communications technicians, apprentices, clerical staff, subcontractors and any other employees related to the business. Membership applications are to be accompanied by payment of the application fee and full payment for 1 years subscription. Membership Subscription Rates are for the financial year July to June. Applications approved during the financial year will receive a rebate calculated on a monthly basis on the following year's subscription fee. 

How do I update my contact details if I am already a member?

Updating your contact details is easy. Simply inform us in writing of your change of contact details and either fax to (08) 8373 1528 or email Robyn Brand.

What kind of Training Programs does NECA offer?

NECA provides members with discounts on technical training, business training, WHS training and rescue and resuscitation courses through our allied training partner PEER. For a full list of course details and dates members can contact PEER on (08) 8348 1200. 

NECA also run a range of workshops and seminars for members on topical issues in the industry.

What kind of insurance do I need?

The kind of insurance electrical contractors need varies depending on the nature of the work being undertaken. Public liability insurance is recommended for all electrical contractors, professional indemnity insurance is recommended for anyone undertaking work that includes a design aspect, and home warranty insurance may be required by those undertaking large domestic contracts. NECA provides members with access to advice and discounts on all insurance needs. For more information on how membership of NECA can benefit our business please see Benefits of Membership.

What are the current wage rates?

NECA provides members with current wage rates. If you are already a member of NECA log into the members only area using the bar on the right and download the current wage rates. This is one of the benefits of being a NECA member, so if you are not a member but would like to join please visit the How to Join page.

What are the recommended charge-out rates?

NECA provides members with recommended charge-out rates. If you are already a member of NECA log into the members only area using the bar on the right and download the recommended charge-out rates for electrical contractors. This is one of the benefits of being a NECA member, so if you are not a member but would like to join please visit the How to Join page.

How do I find a qualified electrician I can trust?

NECA members employ licensed electricians and/or communications technicians, and are also provided with a range of business information, assistance and advice to ensure that they are kept up-to-date with changes to standards and legislation. To find your local NECA electrician or communications technician please search our Find Your Local Electrician website.

What do I do if I need to employ or terminate an employee?

NECA provides members with advice on all of your employee and workplace relations, including employment, termination of employment and redundancy. Members should contact the NECA SA/NT office on (08) 8272 2966 to discuss the issue with our Workplace Relations Advisor Sabina Pola.

What is an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) and how do I get one?

An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement is a negotiated agreement between an employee and employer, outside of Award conditions. NECA can assist members with EBAs. Members should contact the NECA SA/NT office to discuss the issue with our Workplace Relations Advisor on (08) 8272 2966 or email Sabina Pola.

Is NECA an ACA Approved Registrar for my Communications Cabling Licence?

NECA administers the Australian Cabler Registration Service (ACRS). Click here for more information.

Further Information

If you have further questions please don't hesitate to contact the NECA SA/NT office on (08) 8272 2966.