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):
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.
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.
Pies have been popular in Australia since 1788, becoming a beloved part of Australian culture and providing an Aussie take on takeaways.
Stadium Australia, also known as ANZ Stadium and formerly known as Telstra Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Sydney Olympic Park.
There are plenty of free camping opportunities around Australia, including campsites specially designed for free campers. Think of the freedom & the money you will save!
From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.
Every year there is a wide range of free events, info sessions, an array of open gardens, and a host of market stalls.
Mount Kosciuszko is Australia’s highest mountain, located in the Snowy Mountains in Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales.
Mandurah is famous for its Blue Manna crabs, which is evident by their annual Channel Seven Crab Fest.
Indigenous art is a big part of the Northern Territory life. No matter where you roam you'll find it in it's natural habitat or on display in art galleries.
The Avon Descent is an annual, 2 day white water event along the Avon and Swan Rivers in Western Australia.
In Tasmania & want to find out the best surfing spots? We have them for you.