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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.

Eligibility

All local councils or Road Management Authorities (RMA) are eligible to participate.

Your participation is voluntary.

How to organise upgrades to street lighting

To organise a lighting update, you must work with an accredited provider. Accredited providers deliver or facilitate upgrades under the program.

To check if a person or business is an accredited provider, 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.

Tips when organising an upgrade

  1. Shop around. As with any market, it’s worth shopping around and finding the right fit for your needs.
  2. Ensure the product's suitability. To get a rebate, you must install an approved product. Search the Essential Services Commission register of products for approved products.
  3. Accredited providers operate freely like any other businesses and can choose what upgrades they deliver, with some keeping waiting lists for activities and may contact you if circumstances change.

Remember to do your research on products. Not all products are of the same quality or suitability for all working environments.

How much rebate can you expect?

Participation example

Indicative rebate*

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).

$37,860

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).

$121,980

*Discount or rebate will vary. These figures are based on a certificate price of $60.

The final price will depend on several factors, including:

  • certificate price
  • type of equipment and efficiency
  • location
  • installation costs
  • administrative costs by accredited providers.

Find an accredited provider in your area

Page last updated: 07/09/22