Australia has the highest average solar radiation per square metre of any continent in the world.

Energy

COAL. GAS. HYDRO.

Australia is one of the most coal-dependent countries in the world. Federal energy policies support the coal mining and natural gas industries. Currently, coal, natural gas & oil-based products are the primary sources of Australian energy usage. The coal industry produces approximately 38% of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions.

Overview of Energy Supply in the National Electricity Market (2016 - 2017):

  • Coal fired power - 52% (76%)
  • Natural Gas - 19% (7%)
  • Hydro - 17% (10%)
  • Wind - 7.5% (6.1%)
  • Solar - 9% (3%)
Registered Capacity (Supply Output)

The Snowy Mountains Scheme is a massive water diversion, storage and hydro-electric scheme, which takes water from the eastern slopes of the Australian Alps (part of the Great Dividing Range) in eastern Victoria and southern New South Wales through pipes, tunnels and aqueducts into a series of dams, for use in hydro-electric power generation and irrigation in the Murrumbidgee and Murray valleys.

Australia has excellent wind resources by world standards. In 2016 there were 79 wind farms with greater than 100 kW capacity consisting of a total of 1,052 turbines in Australia. They have an annual production of almost 5,000 GWh providing close to two percent of Australia's national electricity demand.

Solar Panel Dish

The South West of Western Australia, southern South Australia, western Victoria, northern Tasmania and elevated areas of New South Wales and Queensland have good wind resources. However, Australia still lags considerably behind leading nations both in terms of wind generation capacity and percentage of power production. Although there is potential, wind power, and solar energy are inefficient compared to non-renewable energy.

South Australia has increased its investment in renewable energy, and is now the leading producer of renwable energy in Australia.





Margaret River Pro
Margaret River Pro

Margaret River Pro, a jewel in the crown of the World Surf League's Championship Tour and one of only two prestigious Australian events that draw the globe's surfing elite.

Mandurah's Annual Crab Fest
Mandurah's Annual Crab Fest

Check out the annual Mandurah Crab Fest held every year in beautiful Mandurah

Nannup Flower & Garden Festival
Nannup Flower & Garden Festival

Every year there is a wide range of free events, info sessions, an array of open gardens, and a host of market stalls.

Flavours of the Fleurieu
Flavours of the Fleurieu

Indulge in some of the best local country produce and a number of wineries offering great wine tasting and cellar door wine tour experiences.

Tasmania Surf Spots
Tasmania Surf Spots

In Tasmania & want to find out the best surfing spots? We have them for you.

Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island
Phillip Island Surf

From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.

South Australia Surf Spots
South Australia Surf Spots

In South Australia & want to find out the best surfing spots? We have them for you.

The Wines of Barossa
The Wines of Barossa

The Barossa Valley is a renowned wine-producing region northeast of Adelaide, and is the main source of employment for many residents.

ANZAC Biscuits
ANZAC Biscuits

Originally they were called Soldiers' Biscuits by wives, girlfriends and mothers of soldiers who went off to war.

Discover the Magic of Darwin Festival
Discover the Magic of Darwin Festival

Darwin transforms into an electrifying cultural epicenter each August with the Darwin Festival.



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