The lights have gone out at 2,867 properties in Pimpama this morning, after a car hit a power pole on Dixon Drive.
The incident occurred shortly after 9:00 on Monday morning.
Energex crews were on the scene a short time later.
A spokesperson said it could be some time before power is restored, because it is such a large outage.
He urged people in the area to be patient while crews work as fast as they can to get the lights back on.