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Streetlight faults

Streetlight faults

We install and maintain streetlights on behalf of most local governments. Local government is responsible for the location, brightness and the number of streetlights in their area.

Main Roads WA installs and maintains freeway and main arterial road lighting. Main Roads WA can be contacted at or on 13 81 38.

Streetlight faults are normally fixed within 5 working days in the metropolitan area and major regional centres (eg Kalgoorlie, Geraldton or Albany) and 9 working days in rural areas.

In most cases, we fix the fault on the day of inspection.

In areas where the power supply is underground, we've seen an increased number of cable faults. These faults are more complex to assess, locate and repair.

Basic cable faults can take up to 12 weeks to repair.

If cabling is non-compliant with standards, a full upgrade of the underground cable system is needed. Full upgrades can take months from design and... Read more

Our interactive map includes all streetlights that Western Power owns or manages on behalf of local councils.

If the streetlight you wish to report is not visible on our map, it may be the responsibility of Main Roads WA or the local council where the streetlight resides.

Main Roads WA can be contacted at or on 13 81 38.

You can view a full list and contact details of all local governments within Western Australia at the WALGA website.

If you are unsure about who owns the streetlight, you can also call us on 1800 622 008.