- 11 October, 20152015-10-11T09:00:00
- 9:00 AM 2015-10-11T09:00:00 - 5:00 PM 2015-10-11T05:00:00
- Wind farms across Australia
On Sunday 11 October 2015, wind farms across Australia will throw open their gates to the public through a range of fun and informative open day events.
The first Wind Farm Open Day ran back in 2013 with five wind farms opened up to the public. This year wind farms across the country will again be running events for the local communities to come and enjoy a day out.
Wind farms generate clean and safe renewable energy – but don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourself on 11 October 2015. Here is a list of wind farms that will be running an open day. We’ll add more wind farms to the list as they are announced.
Woodlawn Wind Farm, NSW - Run With the Wind
A community fun run amongst the wind turbines
Near Tarago (approximately a 45-minute drive from Canberra and 3 hours from Sydney)
Run by Infigen Energy
Macarthur Wind Farm, Victoria
Activities on the day will include a sausage sizzle, face painting, balloon sculptures and groups will be able to explore the wind farm on:
- Bike tours by the Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club
- Clydesdale horse and coach tours, which will be raising funds for a local children's hospital
- minibus tours
Located approximately 16km east of Macarthur, between Hamilton and Warrnambool
Run by AGL Energy
Information will be added soon at www.agl.com.au/about-agl/how-we-source-energy/renewable-energy/macarthur-wind-farm
Musselroe Wind Farm, Tasmania
Stand beneath a towering V90 wind turbine, be guided inside the base of a wind turbine, go on a guided tour the site by mini bus and view our spare blade set.
Cape Portland Road, Cape Portland, NE Tasmania
10am - 2pm
Run by Woolnorth Wind Farms
A light snack and water will be provided and toilets will be available on site. Please wear sturdy foot wear and be prepared for the weather conditions.
Further enquiries – Chris Sims, 0428 347 942, firstname.lastname@example.org
Windy Hill Wind Farm, QLD (Saturday 10 October)
RATCH-Australia will hold an open day on Saturday 10 October to coincide with the Torimba Festival Grand Parade.
Windy Hill Wind Farm is located about three kilometres from Ravenshoe.
Run by RATCH-Australia
More about Windy Hill can be found at www.ratchaustralia.com/windy_hill/about_windy_hill.html
Wonthaggi Wind Farm, Victoria
Free bus tours of the Wonthaggi Wind Farm on Sunday 11 October. To book your place, come along to the Wind Energy in Gippsland stand at the Wonthaggi Rotary Club Market in Apex Park. The stand will be open between 7.30am and 1.30pm and bus tours will leave the market at 9.30am, 11.00am and 12.30pm. The Wind Energy in Gippsland stand will also have information about wind energy and free activities for kids.
Run by Senvion
Important: Long pants and closed shoes are a safety requirement for all tour participants.
If you have any queries, please contact Megan Wheatley on 03 8660 6552.