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Street & Public Lights

There are more than 9500 public and street lights throughout the municipality. 

City of Darwin maintains public and streetlights across the Darwin municipality. In 2018 we started rolling out a number of new, smarter initiatives aimed at reducing power costs and creating more efficient maintenance processes. This will include all new lighting replacements being replaced with LED lighting.

Reporting Faulty Street and Public Lights

If you notice a street light that requires maintenance, you can report it directly to Council online or by phone.  All new light replacements that are reported will be moved over to more efficient LED lights. 

Report a street light fault

08 8946 5444

Our Smart Lighting Initiatives - Coming Soon!

In 2018 we will start implementing our Public Lighting Upgrade Program to upgrade existing lights to new and smarter technology. Under the program, all street and public lights will be replaced with

  • more efficient and cost effective LED lighting
  • smart controls that will enable easy and fast fault reporting and maintenance

This program will not only lead to more efficient maintenance processes, moving to more efficient LED lighting will reduce power costs by up to 47%.

For other enquiries phone 08 8930 0300


Some of the street/public lights in my area look brighter than others, why is this?

As we begin upgrading or replacing existing lights to LEDs some lights will look brighter than others. This is because LEDs are brighter than traditional lighting, as well as being more energy efficient.

What are the benefits of implementing smart controls on street and public lighting?

Smart technology is self-aware, meaning it will be able to detect faults and report them as soon as they occur. This will improve our service delivery to the community by minimising the need to manually report any issues with street and public lighting.  

Last modified 
14 Mar 2019

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