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 New South Wales
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 gas plumber 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 is responsible for visiting the site.
• It may take up to 20 business days to complete a Removal, and up to 10 business days to update you on your Addition or Alteration
For all requests, AGL will update you with an SMS once the work request is accepted by your Distributor. The site must be accessible for the Distributor to carry out the request.
• For Addition or Alteration requests, the Distributor will usually call you to schedule an appointment.
• For Removal or Abolishment, a booking is not required. The Distributor will remove your meter soon after the request is processed. The site must be vacant for the work to be carried out.
Your Distributor will require:
• A clean site free from rubbish
• Clear access to the meter box
• Unlocked gates
If the site is not in a satisfactory condition, the Distributor will attempt to speak to the site contact or alert us to advise of any issues. If we are contacted, we will then notify you.
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.