So you want to request changes to, or removal of, your existing electricity meter with AGL.
Below, you’ll find tips on the process and any forms you’ll need to make your request. Just click on each step below to learn more.
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Altering or removing an electricity meter in Victoria
You and your electrician are responsible for the submission.
You can apply quicker online.
What to submit
For an Addition/Alteration request, you’ll need:
A completed online customer application
Certificate of Electrical Safety (CES), completed by your electrician
Electrical Work Request (EWR), completed by your electrician.
For a Removal/Abolishment request, you’ll need:
A completed online customer application for electricity
VESI Form completed by you or the demolition company.
AGL is responsible for validation.
Your application will be processed in 3-5 business days.
We’ll let you know via our online portal if information you provide needs revising, and you can respond with the required information.
Alternatively, we may contact you or your electrician for this information. Your application is ‘on hold’ until the additional information is received. We’ll also contact you if your request attracts any non-standard charges.
Issuing a service order
Once all information is received, we’ll raise the request with your Distributor. When they accept your request, we will send you an SMS confirmation. The site must then be accessible for the Distributor to carry out the request.
Your Distributor (the company responsible for the poles, wires and meters in your area) is responsible for visiting the site.
The Distributor may take up to 20 business days to complete a standard work request.
For Addition or Alteration requests, the Distributor will usually call you to schedule an appointment.
For Removal or Abolishment requests, a booking is not required. The Distributor will remove your meter soon after accepting your request (the Service Order).
To complete the installation, your Distributor will require:
- A clean site free from rubbish
- Clear access to the meter box
- Unlocked gates
- a safe environment (nothing to prevent installation such as a loose switchboard, exposed wires or a point of attachment that is too high or low).
If the site is in a satisfactory condition, the Distributor will install the meter. If not, the Distributor may charge a ‘wasted truck visit’ fee and cancel the order. If this occurs, we will notify you and arrange to resubmit.
AGL will send you an SMS to confirm completion.
AGL will invoice you for any fees charged by the Distributor.
Fees and charges
Fees are set by your Distributor and passed through by AGL. As these vary according to the work required and the Distributor operating in your area, we are unable to quantify this figure at the initial application stage.
Your acceptance of any standard fees is required as part of your application. If your Distributor classifies your fee as non-standard, we will contact you to obtain your approval before proceeding.