Skip to content

Remove or relocate a streetlight

Changes to application and design fees

On 16 August 2019, we'll introduce a revised fee structure that includes an upfront application fee, new designs fees, and revised information/conformance services fees for all distribution customer projects. Find out more.

Use this service if you want us to relocate or permanently remove up to 4 streetlights.

How long will it take?

  • 3 weeks to provide you with a quote
  • 10 weeks to remove or relocate once payment is received

What more do I need to know?

  • Before applying you need to have approval from the local government authority
  • Information on our standard and decorative streetlights is available in our distribution design catalogue
  • When you have accepted your design, please peg the streetlight locations on site before construction starts
  • If any of your streetlights will be located on water, gas or communications, the utility that owns them will need to approve it. You can find information on their methods in the Utility Code of Practice
  • If you would like to relocate a streetlight within a transmission easement, request a technical evaluation from us first
  • The standard alignment for our streetlights is:
    • 2.7m from the lot boundary or
    • 0.7m from the curb on a straight section of road, or
    • 1.0m from the curb on curved sections of road with speed limits of 70km/h or less

What will I need to complete this application?

Electricity connections can be varied and complex. We recommend that a professional electrical consultant or contractor completes this application.

You'll need to the following to submit an application:

How much will it cost?

Relocating or removing a streetlight which doesn’t affect any other equipment typically costs between $5,000 - $15,000.

The cost variation is quite high for this service as there are a wide variety of factors affecting price. When designing the plans for your request we always strive to minimise the cost to you.

Cost breakdown:

  • Application fee - $495
  • Design fee*:
    • Standard - $1,320
    • Detailed - $3,300
    • Complex - $6,600
  • Construction - we will provide you with a quote
  • Cancellation fee - $550

*While the design fee is GST inclusive, the GST exclusive amount will be deducted from the access offer if proceeding, i.e. GST is not refunded.

Remove or relocate a streetlight

Approximate time required to complete application: 10 minutes.

Apply here