News Flash

VISITORS “OPEN DAY”: Saturday 19th November (1pm to 3pm)

This Saturday 19th November, PowerWorks will again be “OPEN” for visitors to experience a visit to PowerWorks. Visitors can learn about the history and journey of the former State Electricity Commission  of Victoria’s coal production and electricity generation industry in the Latrobe Valley since 1921. Visitors should allow at least an hour to take full advantage of the visitor experience.

Situated at Ridge Road, Morwell, just up the hill from Dredger 21, you will be greeted by our friendly volunteers, who will give you are very warm welcome. Visitors can undertake “self-guided” tours, over the premises two levels, and includes the opportunity to experience a short power industry video presentation, which is screened in our comfortable theatrette.

The broad range of inter-active and static displays “on show” aim to provide visitors of all ages, with a greater understanding of the power generation industry, since coal was first discovered in the Latrobe Valley in 1873.

Ample car parking is available, which includes panoramic views of the surrounding area.

ENTRY FEES (Cash only): $5.00 for adults. Children under 15 years are free. Concession Card Holder, Seniors Card and Students over 15 years $2.50.

NOTE: No Card facilities available

Next “OPEN DAY”: Saturday 5th November (1pm to 3pm)

Come and experience a visit at PowerWorks to learn about the history and journey of Victoria’s coal winning and electricity generation industry in the Latrobe Valley.  

Opened in 1962, PowerWorks next “open day” is on Saturday 5th November.

PowerWorks is situated at Ridge Road, Morwell, just up the hill from the site of Dredger 21. You’ll be greeted by our friendly volunteers, who will give you are very warm welcome.

The opportunity is there for visitors to undertake “self-guided” tours, along with the chance to experience a short power industry video presentation, which is screened in our comfortable theatrette.

The broad range of inter-active and static displays provides visitors of all ages, with an opportunity to gain a greater awareness of the diversity of the power industry, since coal was first discovered in the Latrobe Valley in 1873.

Visitors should allow at least an hour to take full advantage of the experience.

Ample car parking is available, with panoramic views of the surrounding area.

ENTRY FEES (Cash only): $5.00 for adults. Children under 15 years are free. Concession Card Holder, Seniors Card and Students over 15 years $2.50.

NOTE: No Card facilities available

COME and JOIN us – “OPEN DAY”: Saturday 15th October (1pm to 3pm)

Want to experience a visit down Victoria’s coal winning and electricity generation industry “memory lane”?  Then the place to be is a visit to PowerWorks at Ridge Road, Morwell, just up the hill from the site of Dredger 21, to be greeted there by our friendly volunteers.

The broad range of inter-active and static displays provides visitors of all ages, with an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the journey and history of the power industry, since coal was first discovered in the Latrobe Valley in 1873.

Visitors are encouraged to come and join us at PowerWorks next Saturday 15th October, to view the many features that are on display at our PowerWorks, Morwell Visitors Centre, which first opened in 1962.

The opportunity is there for visitors to undertake “self-guided” tours, along with the chance to experience a short power industry video presentation, which is screened in our comfortable theatrette.

It is suggested that visitors allow at least an hour to take full advantage of the experience.

Ample car parking is available, with panoramic views of the surrounding area.

ENTRY FEES (Cash only): $5.00 for adults. Children under 15 years are free. Concession Card Holder, Seniors Card and Students over 15 years $2.50.

NOTE: No Card facilities available

NEXT “OPEN DAY”: Saturday 1st October (1pm to 3pm)

Visitors are encouraged to come and join us at PowerWorks next Saturday 1st October, to experience the many features that are on display at our PowerWorks, Morwell Visitors Centre.

The opportunity is there to undertake “self-guided” tours, along with the chance to experience a short power industry video presentation, which is screened in our comfortable theatrette.

PowerWorks is situated at Ridge Road, Morwell, just up the hill from the site of Dredger 21.

Ample car parking is available, with panoramic views of the surrounding area.

The broad range of inter-active and static displays provides visitors of all ages, with an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the journey and history of the power industry, since coal was first discovered in the Latrobe Valley in 1873.

ENTRY (Cash only): $5.00 for adults. Children under 15 years are free. Concession Card Holder, Seniors Card and Students over 15 years $2.50.

UPCOMING “OPEN DAY”: Saturday 17th September (1pm to 3pm)

We at PowerWorks cordially invite visitors from both near and far to come and experience the many features that are on offer at our PowerWorks, Morwell location. Options include “self-guided” tours, and the opportunity to view a short power industry video presentation, which is screened in our comfortable theatrette.

PowerWorks will next be “OPEN” on Saturday 17th September, between 1pm and 3pm, and is situated at Ridge Road, Morwell, just up the hill from the site of Dredger 21,

The broad range of inter-active and static displays provides visitors of all ages, with an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the journey and history of the power industry, since coal was first discovered in the Latrobe Valley in 1873.

ENTRY (Cash only): $5.00 for adults. Children under 15 years are free. Concession Card Holder, Seniors Card and Students over 15 years $2.50.

Ample car parking available with panoramic views.

“OPEN DAY”: Saturday 3rd September (1pm to 3pm)

Come and experience the many features that are available to view at PowerWorks through “self-guided” tours, and a short power industry video presentation, which is on show in our comfortable theatrette.

PowerWorks welcomes visitors to join us at our venue on the hill at Ridge Road, Morwell, on Saturday 3rd September next, between 1pm and 3pm.

The broad array of inter-active and static displays provides visitors of all ages, with an enhanced understanding of the journey and history of the power industry, since coal was first discovered in the Latrobe Valley in 1873.

Entry: $5.00 for adults. Children under 15 years are free. Concession Card Holder, Seniors Card and Students over 15 years $2.50. Ample car parking available with panoramic views.

NEXT “OPEN DAY”: Saturday 20th August (1pm to 3pm)

PowerWorks welcomes visitors to join us at our venue at Ridge Road, Morwell, on Saturday 20th August next, between 1pm and 3pm, to “take-in” and experience the many features that are available to view through “self-guided” tours, and a short video presentation which is on show in our theatrette.

The broad array of inter-active and static displays provides visitors with an enhanced understanding of the journey and history of the power industry, since coal was first discovered in the Latrobe Valley in 1873.

Entry: $5.00 for adults. Children under 15 years are free. Concession Card Holder, Seniors Card and Students over 15 years $2.50. Ample car parking available with panoramic views.

Visitors “OPEN DAY”: Saturday 6th August (1pm to 3pm)

Visitors are again invited to join us at PowerWorks next Saturday 6th August, between 1pm and 3pm, to experience the many facets that are available to view through “self-guided” tours.

A variety of inter-active and static displays will provide visitors with a memorable experience of the history of the power industry, since coal was discovered in the Latrobe Valley in 1873.

Entry: $5.00 for adults. Children under 15 years are free. Concession Card Holder, Seniors Card and Students over 15 years $2.50. Ample car parking available with panoramic views.

 Get on Board at PowerWorks

PowerWorks is seeking expressions of interest from community members to consider becoming a voluntary Director of our PowerWorks Pty Ltd Board.

PowerWorks is a not-for-profit community owned organisation, operated by volunteers and it offers a range of opportunities for community members to become involved in the day to day running of the facility.

“As existing Board members, we take a ‘hands on’ approach,” said PowerWorks Chair Darrell White.  “We welcome applications from community minded people who are willing to give of their time to ensure that PowerWorks continues to be an exciting tourist attraction; a unique place where visitors can gain accurate, balanced understanding of energy, electricity, brown coal history, development and future uses of this state asset.”

“Apart from the usual administrative commitments, meetings etc, there are a range of areas that prospective Directors can become involved in, depending on their personal skills and interests.”

Alongside the call for Expressions of Interest for Directors, PowerWorks is also keen to hear from community members (especially ex SECV workers) who would be willing to volunteer their time, to assist in the many different tasks that are needed to keep PowerWorks running.  These tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance

  • Events and Tour Guides

  • Grounds maintenance

  • Administrative duties

  • Media and marketing

Community members interested in becoming a PowerWorks Director, or in volunteering, please phone: Mob. 0417 377 645, for further discussions.