Brighton Reticulation

What Does it Cost to Install Reticulation?

We offer some general guidelines on our home page here, but the truth is it can vary considerably depending on the type of soil we need to dig in, the ease of accessibility and the simplicty or otherwise of the job. A new house is fairly easy to give an estimate for and we suggest that typical costs to expect are:

  • Retic cut in by licensed plumber $180.00 + GST
  • Hardwiring of controller $160.00 + GST
  • Wireless rain sensor (only compulsory if you wish to get a lawn watering exemption) $150.00 + GST
  • Electronic Controller $200.00-$400.00 + GST (depending on what is chosen)
  • Installation / pipes / sprinklers etc see below

To give you an idea of what to expect a very rough ball park figure for a 4 x 2 home on a 600m block with 5 or 6 stations is usually around $2600.00 + GST including plumber and sparkie. These prices do vary with the seasons so if you ‘need it done now’ over summer chances are that with any retic business you will pay a premium. If you can wait until winter then you will probably save 10-20%.

A front install on this kind of home would be around $1500.00 + GST and a rear install usually around $1100.00 + GST.

If your home is established and we need to dig through grass, tree roots and flower beds then we will charge extra for that, but a straightforward installation is usually in the ballpark of the prices above.

But the best way to go is to get in touch and we can then meet up onsite, walk thru the plans and get a clear picture from there.



  1. l a hanson
    September 15, 2014

    Hi I have an established retic. Its one u need to turn on and off by hand. Its front and back of the house.
    How much would it cost to have it converted to a time station?
    Regards ms hanson

  2. daniel riley
    September 24, 2014

    Hey just wondering how much it would cost to get our back yard reticulation down as our front is already getting dine through il builder package! Our block is 490s/m… thankyou

  3. Wade
    January 25, 2016

    Hi just after a quote to install retic to my front yard

    • brighton
      January 26, 2016

      Hi Wade

      What suburb are you in? I’d need to take a look

  4. February 2, 2016

    Hi I was hoping for a quote
    I am building a new house in burns beach
    The devoloer will install the front retic and box ect
    And I just need to connect two stations at the back
    As well as approx 21 m of sir buffalo lawn at the back
    The lawn area is approx 21 m so that should help with the retic quote

  5. Ken O'Leary
    February 5, 2016

    Hi Wade,
    I’m at Landsdale & require a front & back install at a new build. Are you going to be available to provide quote & possibly have it done asap?

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