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Street Lighting

Street Lighting is a vital service that helps keep the community safe and secure. Council pays for the Street lighting service in the Leichhardt area which is owned and maintained by Ausgrid.

Ausgrid endeavours to repair street lighting faults as quickly as possible. Note that some underground street lighting faults can take longer to repair.

Ausgrid has introduced energy efficient street lights as a standard, and improved its maintenance regime to include:

  • the systematic replacement of lamps in every street light on a regular basis as a pre-emptive measure 
  • the regular replacement of intelligent sensors that turn the lights on and off 
  • night time patrols on a regular basis 
  • the gradual transfer of power supply for street lights to the more reliable low voltage network

For problems with street lights contact Ausgrid on 1800 044 808 (24 hour service) or entering details of the problem directly onto the Ausgrid website.

Ausgrid also has a street lighting fault reporting tool using Google Maps. Go to  

The tool shows the approximate location of lights in Ausgrid’s street lighting inventory. Hovering over each one will bring up the pole number. Lights that have already been reported as faulty are highlighted in orange or purple. Private lights in your street lighting inventory (eg those maintained by council or a third party) are shown in grey.