Smart Meter Action Kits

Please read our Actions You Can Take page first http://stopsmartmeters.com.au/actions-you-can-take/.

Click Quick Link to Simple Action Pack Letters and Signs

Click Quick link for a kit for those who are Electro-sensitive

If you need the contact details of your local Legislative Assembly member and your Legislative Council members (all 5) to send your letters to, go to http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au and located on the right hand side of the screen press Browse Members to find your local member.

24 Responses to Smart Meter Action Kits

  1. Jeff says:

    How do I get rid of the smart meter

  2. Stan says:

    I have just fitted 5kw solar panels. I am being pushed to have a smart meter fitted. I have a wheel meter now and it goes backwards in the day time and forwards at night. Can they force me to have one of these meters, there are so many health risks? Can anyone help me? “STAN”

    • Freedom Rules says:

      Hello Stan, you should continue to refuse the smart meter – absolutely! No reason why your analogue meter needs changing. The power company can not force ANYONE to accept their new meter, so lock up with a sturdy padlock and don’t worry too much about the money-saving aspect of Solar panels as our health is far more important. Smart meters are known to increase customers bills anyway but they would never tell you that!

    • Anonymous says:

      If your meter is running backwards it means you are most likely not connected to the solar grid which means you are not only wasting that generated energy but it is also illegal.

      • Jan says:

        No, on both counts (although of course you won’t get paid a rebate on excess electricity fed into the grid).

        An analogue meter with solar simply runs backwards when it is exporting more electricity to the grid than what it is importing. At one stage electricians in our area were recommending this as a better alternative to replacing the analogue meter with a smart meter, as solar customers who have a smart meter are forced on to time-of-use pricing. It depends on your usage pattern and plan, but for a number of people the price increases due to moving to time-of-use pricing offset the gains from generating solar electricity.

        Bear in mind that solar inverters can create LOTS of high frequency voltage transients (‘dirty’ electricity) during daylight hours, which go up to around 20 kHz, due to the conversion process of DC to a sine wave. These waves travel on all your household wiring and radiate outwards for long distances (the radiofrequencies can cause interference on other devices more than 200 metres away). Electromagnetic fields in this frequency range, although not microwaves, can and do cause a number of adverse health effects.

  3. David says:

    i am amazed and horiffied what an installed Smart Meter could cause HEALTH AND MENTAL problems to the home owners. It is unconstitutional that a private company, such Jamena could enforce and forced upon the people accepting the questionable product.

    If the product is good, as saying goes – “Good wine needs no brush.”

    in the name of reasonableness and fair play, the people should have the right to exercise the option if they want that product in their private properties. After all the existing meter on the house has been legally installed and approved.

    To-day at 11.00 am, I got a call from Jamena’s empoyee. My answer to him is NO! He became very rude and angry, I told him that he should not be abusive and shouted when i asked for his name. He banged by door. He shouted that the State/Jamena would issue me with a legal notice.

    It appears that issue is all about, MIGHT IS RIGHT!

    Will someboby out there start a legal chellenge and proceedings against the State and/or Company that abuses the people’s trust and constitutional right.

    • Eric says:

      David, this may interest you

      COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 – SCHEDULE 2
      The Australian Consumer Law
      Division 5 — Other unfair practices
      168 Harassment and coercion
      (1) A person commits an offence if:
      (a) the person uses physical force, or undue harassment or coercion; and
      (b) the physical force, or undue harassment or coercion is used in connection with:
      (i) the supply or possible supply of goods or services; or
      (ii) the payment for goods or services; or
      (iii) the sale or grant, or the possible sale or grant, of an interest in land; or
      (iv) the payment for an interest in land.
      Penalty:
      (a) if the person is a body corporate–$1,100,000; or
      (b) if the person is not a body corporate–$220,000.
      (2) Subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.
      (3) Subsections (1)(b)(iii) and (iv) do not affect the application of any other provision of this Part in relation to the supply or acquisition, or the possible supply or acquisition, of interests in land.

      http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/caca2010265/sch2.html

      • Peter says:

        Eric – well done. You have come across one of two very important legal documents that can protect anyone from harassment from the power companies. Many companies do not understand or ignore this legislation.

        The other legal document I speak of is the tacit contract that you can make to the power companies. Just write to these companies stating that no Smart Meter will be installed at my property for the following reasons… etc. (which they will not be able to refute). After 10 business days, the letter you sent them becomes a legal instrument, which binds them under the law to obey.

        Once you have done that, any further correspondence (read harassment) from them can be rebutted by sending them a second letter, citing the above act and warning them that any further communication on the subject will be deemed in breach of the act and they will be penalised $1.1million (to cover yourself, you should include the words “Written without prejudice” so they cant sue you for bullying them)

        And if you REALLY want them to leave you alone, send them a FEE SCHEDULE listing the costs to them for sending you letters you don’t want or visits by their representatives. Lawyers do this all the time and it’s how they become filthy rich. Once the power co’s legal department see this they will have pups…and should leave you alone permanently.

        As someone recently noted:”Maxim of Law: A man who does not exercise his rights has none.” It’s time we exercised our rights.

        Peter.

  4. Greg Stewart says:

    I thought you were all just a bunch of cranks till i had to have one installed a weeks ago . I have been spraying my room everynight and day for mosquitoes .. But no its not mosquitoes . It dawned on me that its this smart meter … I had my ears cleaned out , havent been able to get to sleep easy and waking up with a jaw ache , ears on fire , nausea and paranoia . I just never suspected the meter and have been just trying to figure why my health has deteriorated so badly in the last month . Ive been sleeping in my car .. SO HOW IS THE GOVERNMENT AND ELECTRICITY COMPANIES ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH THIS AND DENY THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG …. WE NEED A CLASS ACTION AGAINST THESE PEOPLE AND NOW !

    • Well Aware says:

      Greg, I hope this means you will report these ill-effects far and wide because there are a lot of people claiming to be ignorant of the TRUTH. Until the whole state of Victoria ‘wakes up’ to the Facts, these electricity bullies will continue their crazy plan with government consent. You must try to make it to the march on Sunday 5th May and help put an end to this nonsense. Question: Why wouldn’t you suspect the meter? You’re way too trusting of ‘authority’ like many others.

    • Anenome Ofglobalgov says:

      It gets worse – the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) standards are only for protection against immediate thermal hazards (tissue heating!) at high-intensity exposures and NOT against CUMULATIVE BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS FROM LOW INTENSITY EXPOSURES. Therefore it is incorrect to suggest that they are sufficiently protective of public health, especially as there are increasing reports of residents developing health problems subsequent to having a smart meter installed in their home”. This quote is from Don Maisch, PHD’s article in Nexus Magazine Feb-Mar 2013.

    • Stan says:

      My name is Stan and I am being pushed by Origin to fit a smart meter. I have just fitted solar panels and I have a wheel meter that goes backwards during the day. Can they force me to have a smart meter? Can you help me? Stan

  5. carmen grayden says:

    I have just received a letter only yestereday from the SP Ausnet stated that they intend to install a smart meter on our property, and I was on my way into town after I read it, and saw a notice on the shop window from a local awareness group on smart meter infomation, amazing, as I had just got the letter, I have looked up the http://www.stopsmartmeters.com.au. and I have copied the signs and read some of the comments, it concerns me to hear the pressure that people have been put under,and I am unsure if I can cope with it all, I am going to contact the local awareness group tonight to get some help and back up to go ahead to refuse the smart meter from being installed, we go away for 3 months during the winter, so I am really concerned, but I will do my best to carry out all the things that you advise thank you for your help

  6. Michelle says:

    I sent Jemena a letter stating we do not want the smart meter and today received a response threatening to cut off our electricity, telling us in writing that we are breaking the law. Do I now send the harassment notice?

    • steve says:

      Hi Michelle, I have been in conflict with powercor over the smart meter issue on the grounds of concerning health risks for past 2 years and refuse as property owner to have one fitted. They have stopped short of threatening me of cutting off elec supply because i have pointed out that i OWN my property and not them or the government and i have the final say of what comes on MY property,Full stop!!! They have on several occasions tried to intimidate me by falling back on their spiel that the government has said that they are to be fitted and that was the end of it. I ended the last arguement by demanding an official letter from them stating that the RF (radio frequency) emissions from their smart meters were 100% safe to human health! They declined (Big surprise-not!) by saying they would’nt ” back themselves into a corner” as it would leave them “wide open” so would not comply. I replied that in my opinion that if they were not prepared to back their product claims then one could reasonably assume that there are definately safety issues that they are both aware of and are hiding from the public and if they wish to push the matter further that i would be more than happy to take this to court and challenge them not only on health grounds but i also believe this may well also be a human rights issue. It is interesting to note that I have not heard any more from them since and that was several months ago.
      Dont forget either Michelle, our elec supply is an essential service which every Australian is entititled to have and as long as you are prepared to keep paying for this service then i beleive that they cannot legally cut off your supply just because you have justified health concerns given the growing amount of information and facts becoming available through the media that they are not willing to address, otherwise it becomes a discrimination issue as well.
      Regards. Steve.

  7. Glenn says:

    Hi,
    I Just received notification of impending smart meter installation. Is there any further actions I can take beyond the “stop smart meter” signs and a letter to my supplier SP AusNet refusing access, ….Thank you

    • Peter says:

      Hi Glenn

      Make sure your meter box is locked. If it is not locked, they will install their surveillance and control device regardless of any refusal by you.

  8. Jay says:

    Two and a half years ago a Smart (Dumb) Meter was installed in the rental property where I lived. It was put on the wall right behind the head of my bed. My beloved and adored big dog always slept on my bed. Although twelve years old he was in exceptionally good health and condition. Then he started pawing the floor at night, experiencing some kind of pain or distress that I couldn’t fathom despite undergoing every possible medical and alternative therapy I could think of for him. In June this year he began to seizure and the seizures became more frequent and he sadly passed away in November; it is apparent now that his brain was affected somehow. As someone who has CFS and is sensitive to EMR myself I wonder now what part the Smart Meter played in his condition?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Is an EM 5100 meter a smart meter? It was fitted in 2010 when my Solar was completed. Gabby

  10. Anonymous says:

    Jemena had a so called “Community Announcement” in our local paper announcing that they were would be installing smart meters in certain of our local suburbs in the current month. The announcement began with the words “Jemena who own all the poles, wires etc in your area………”.
    In other words, the message is “We own all the infrastructure therefore we can do whatever we want and we will be installing install smart meters in your area whether you like it or not”. So don’t be fooled by their “community announcement” where it’s them just flexing their muscle at you. I have developed a flyer which I have posted up in those areas indicated in that advertisement and I will paste this flyer below for anyone who wishes to get the message out to those areas affected by present and upcoming smart meter installation schedules. This flyer could be used as part of a mail run in affected streets. Also could be posted up in public notice boards. Many supermarkets will have a community noticeboard. Also for the areas concerned, the area’s train station has a lot of people traffic and so the notice could be pasted up at or near the train station for many to read. Do it legally and no need to get yourself on any CCTV and only do what you are comfortable with. Also sticking a copy inside a bus stop shelter will get lot’s of readers in areas affected. Inside the bus stop is preferable to outside as it will be protected from rain. The idea is to let people know what we already know ie. That the govt has mandated the distribution Companies to ionstall smart meters but THAT MANDATE DOESN”T ACTUALLY OBLIGE US IN ANY WAY TO ALLOW SUCH DEVICE TO BE INSTALLED. Here is the A4 flyer I have come up with (areas erased). Insert the appropriate suburbs, the month and if Jemena is not the Distributor in that area, then replace the name “Jemena” with the name of the Distribution Company/Companies that handle the area(s) concerned.

    YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ACCEPT SMART METER INSTALLATION
    Jemena have announced that they will be installing smart meters in Area1, Area2, Area3 and Area4 during the month of .
    Jemena will tell you that you cannot refuse having the meter installed. What they tell you is that it is mandatory. What they are not telling you is that it is only mandatory for them, ie. for the Electricity Distributor (Jemena) to use their “best endeavors” to install a smart meter on every property. This mandate is only to the Distributor. THERE IS NO MANDATE TO THE CUSTOMER.
    Despite what Jemena tell you, you have a LEGAL RIGHT TO REFUSE a smart meter installation. YOU ARE NOT BREAKING THE LAW.
    Jemena have resorted to threatening customers to intimidate them into consenting to the installation. The “best endeavors” that they have been directed to use have in actual fact proven to be “every dirty trick in the book”. They have also threatened to cut off people’s power if they don’t allow installation. This has not eventuated and they are not even prepared to state such threats in writing. They are also saying that the existing equipment belongs to them and that they have a right to access it and maintain it at all times. In actual fact this is all part of their endeavor by DECEPTION and STEALTH to gain the access to your property that will enable them to install their smart meter. The only way they can do this is ONLY IF YOU ALLOW THEM. Jemena will tell you that it is law but in actual fact you are not obligated by any law to allow them to do it.
    A large number of Victorians have reported significant changes in their health and well-being related to the installation of wireless smart meters on their property and in their neighborhoods. The main symptoms reported by individuals are sleeping disorders, headaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), fatigue, nausea, dizziness, irritability, listlessness, heart palpitations and changes in cognitive behavior. Electromagnetic Fields from wireless communications is also know to cause cellular DNA damage.
    What you need to do
    To keep out this intrusion into your rights, privacy and well being what you need to do (as many others are doing) is to lock your meter box with a strong padlock and cut out a viewing window in the door to enable meter reading. Also put up a sign clearly stating that you do not consent to the installation of a smart meter on your property, stating the property address and your name. Make sure the notice includes your signature and is dated. Also send a letter to Jemena (and the Energy Minister) stating that you don’t consent to the installation. Please visit website http://www.stopsmartmeters.com.au for more information. You can also download signs from this website and a laminating service is available at officeworks. You have the right to stand strong in this matter.

  11. Kathy Kahn says:

    This is not just about our little place we call our home and a device on the meter box. This is a level of absolute dictator ship that you need to be watching. I love my family and they have 2 basic rights to this life on this very beautiful planet. They are HEALTH CHOICES and HUMAN RIGHT CHOICES. I have heard the comments on the high pitch sounds emitted from the meter so WHAT ABOUT THE ANIMAL RIGHTS and where are these acitve groups listening I hope. It is a known fact that dogs hear sound far more intensly than us,

  12. monica mcdonald says:

    Get rid of it! Its insanity.. My ears are always ringing at night!!!! Get rid of it arghhhhhh!!!

  13. Stephen RAPA says:

    Ever since they installed the smart meter without my concent I have been experiencing head aches ever morning as my meter is situated right near my bedroom! Also my parner comes over two nights a week and she also as massive head aches in the mornings after staying the night at my place and never gets head aches at her own home!

    • I HAVE LIVED IN DECEPTION BAY FOR FOUR AND HALF YEARS ..
      I HAVE BEEN CONSTANTLYZAPPED BY THIS
      SMART METER EITHER HIGH OR LOW V L F VHF. AS FAR AS I CAN SEE THE ONLY WAY TO BEET THIS PROBLEM IS TO TURN THE POWER (OFF) ….i have Have decided to
      put a switch on th inlet to the meter and wait and see what they will do … i realise they
      could turn off the power if so i will have go solar 12 volt and gass but its better than being zapped …
      What is the answer!!. It is afecting me now
      as i have to sleep in a caravan ..

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