The NSW Public Lighting Code (140kb PDF) was issued by the former Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability on 1 January 2006.

A large majority of NSW Public Lighting Assets are owned and maintained by licensed electricity distributors. Local councils are the primary customers of public lighting services provided by distributors.

The Code governs the provision of public lighting in NSW and is designed to help clarify the relationship between the Public Lighting Service Providers and Public Lighting Customers.