Streetlight maintenance

Streetlight ownership changes

On 1 January 2018, the responsibility for streetlights transfers from Power and Water Corporation to the road controlling authorities across the Northern Territory.

The purpose of the transfer is to provide the road controller with greater control over the assets and costs to deliver their services to the community.

Power and Water’s online forms and mobile app reflects the new servicing arrangements, displaying only those streetlights serviced by Power and Water:

How to report a faulty streetlight

In Alice Springs, if you see a faulty streetlight, contact us on 1800 245 092 with the following information:

  • street name
  • name of nearest intersecting street
  • the streetlight number (fixed on a metal plate, about head-height on the streetlight)

For other streetlights maintained by Power and Water, complete our online form.

We aim to attend to a bank of streetlights (two or more in a row) within 24 hours and single streetlights within 28 working days.

Streetlight operating times

Most streetlights operate between 6.30pm and 6.30am.

Why are some streetlights on during the day?

When crews investigate which streetlights need maintenance, each bank of lights must be switched on.

However, if you notice the same set of lights on during the day over several days please contact us on 1800 245 092.

LED streetlight trials

Power and Water and City of Darwin installed LED street lights as part of a 12 month trial.