Street lighting

Most street lights within the City of Port Phillip are owned and maintained by CitiPower or United Energy.  We fund the maintenance of existing street lights and installing new street lights. The Department of Transport contributes to the cost for street lights on major roads.


Please contact the relevant electricity distributer for street light repairs.

For areas north of Carlisle Street including Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, Albert Park, Middle Park, Melbourne, Windsor, St Kilda East and parts of St Kilda and Balaclava, contact CitiPower by phoning 131 280.

For areas south of and including Carlisle Street, including Elwood, Ripponlea and parts of St Kilda and Balaclava, contact United Energy by phoning 132 099.

Street lighting upgrade

We've worked with in partnership with CitiPower, to upgrade 3,200 existing old street lights to energy efficient lights. These street lights use less energy and require less maintenance. This leads to lower operating costs and reduced greenhouse emissions.

Street lights are currently our biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions and this upgrade helps us avoid over 22,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas over the next 20 years. This will reduce our net greenhouse gas emissions by around 10 per cent.

Read more information on the street lighting upgrade (PDF 79kb).

Request street lights

If you think that lighting in a specific location isn't enough, click the button below. Or you can call us on 03 9209 6777 during business hours.