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The Victorian Government is committed to helping local councils, and Road Management Authorities (RMAs) reduce their energy costs. LEDs have good light quality and instant start up-times and last longer, so you won’t have to replace them so often. They’ll save you money upfront and in the long run.
All local councils or Road Management Authorities (RMA) are eligible to participate.
Your participation is voluntary.
Key steps to organise an upgrade to street lighting
To get a discount on the installation of street lighting you must:
- install an approved product
Hint: research these products for their suitability and quality. There are a lot of products approved for installation as part of VEU. Not all products are of the same quality or suitable for every environment.
- work with an accredited provider
Hint: get quotes from several providers. Accredited providers offer different types of products, services, expertise, and costs. Make sure to get a quote from several accredited providers on the final installed price of the appliance, which includes the discount.
Working with accredited providers
An accredited provider is:
- any business that is approved to deliver or facilitate installations in the VEU program
- responsible for helping you get a discount on an installed appliance through the VEU program.
When doing an installation through the VEU program, accredited providers can either:
- use their own tradesperson, or
- work with a tradesperson of your choice.
Accredited providers will be able to explain:
- the steps to take part in the program
- the types of products can you install to get a discount
- the necessary qualifications of the tradesperson who installs the lighting.
Remember: you must work with an accredited provider to get a discount on an installed appliance through the VEU program.
How to check if a person or business is accredited under the VEU program
Go to the Essential Services Commission’s VEU Registry of Accredited Persons and:
- select the ‘Business Name’ drop-down menu
- scroll until you see the accredited provider you are searching for.
Note: accredited providers often work with installers who are not listed on the registry.
How much discount you can expect
A local council in a metropolitan area replaces 100 metal halide lamps (250 watts per lamp) with 100 LED high bays (100 watts per lamp).
A road management authority in a regional area replaces 500 metal halide lamps (150 watts per lamp) with 500 LED high-bays (70 watts per lamp).
*This figure is based on a certificate price of $70.
The final installed price of the appliance, which includes the discount, is up to the accredited provider and will depend on several factors, including:
- certificate price (which fluctuates)
- installation costs
- the accredited provider’s administrative costs.
For more information on the certificate price under the VEU program, please see Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs).
Find an accredited provider in your area
Can’t find an accredited provider in your area?
Please note that as VEU is a market-based program:
- not all accredited providers listed above will necessarily be offering lights at present
- accredited providers can choose when and where they undertake upgrades.
Page last updated: 22/09/23