Summary – Victoria's Wind Energy Industry

Status Wind Energy Capacity (MW)
Major operating wind farms 1,756
Approved wind farms (not operational) Up to 1,700
Planning Permit Application lodged with Minister for Planning (permit process underway) 635
Under Construction 1,902
TOTAL 5,993

Major Operating Wind Farms (over 1 MW)

Wind farm Operator Commissioned Number of generators Maximum power (MW) Location
Ararat RES Australia May 2017 75 240 10 km north east of Ararat
Bald Hills Infrastructure Capital Group May 2015 52 106 20 km south east of Inverloch
Cape Bridgewater- Portland Wind Energy Project (Stage 2) Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) Oct 2009 29 58 20 km west of Portland
Cape Nelson North and Cape Sir William Grant – Portland Wind Energy Project (Stage 4) Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) Feb 2015 23 47 Near Portland
Cape Nelson South – Portland Wind Energy Project (Stage 3) Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) Jul 2009 22 44 5 km south west of Portland
Challicum Hills Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) Aug 2003 35 52.5 15 km east of Ararat
Chepstowe Fezero, Impact Investment Group and ProVentum International Apr 2015 3 6.1 30 km west of Ballarat
Codrington Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) 2001 14 18.2 25 km west of Port Fairy
Coonooer Bridge Windlab Mar 2016 6 19.8 23 km north of St Arnaud
KiataWindlabDec 201793110km south east of Nhill
Leonards Hill Hepburn Wind Jul 2011 2 4.1 10 km south of Daylesford
Macarthur Malakoff Corporation Berhad and H.R.L. Morrison & Co Jan 2013 140 420 16 km east of Macarthur
MaroonaFezero, Renew Power Group and ProVentum InternationalMar 201827.218 km south west of Ararat
Mortons Lane China Guangdong Nuclear Wind Energy Company May 2012 13 19.5 25 km east of Hamilton
Mount GellibrandAcciona EnergyCurrently Underway4413225 km east of Colac
Mount Mercer Meridian Energy Sep 2014 64 131 30 km south of Ballarat
Oaklands Hill AGL Energy Ltd Apr 2012 32 67.2 45 km north east of Hamilton
Salt CreekTilt RenewablesJun 2018155410 km north of Mortlake
Timboon WestBayWa reDec 201827.28 km north of Peterborough
Toora Ratch Australia 2002 12 21 8 km east of Foster
Waubra Acciona Energy 2009 128 192 35 km north west of Ballarat
Wonthaggi Regional Wind Farms 2005 6 12 3 km from Wonthaggi
Yaloak SouthPacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation)2018142914 km south of Ballan
Yambuk - Portland Wind Energy Project (Stage 1) Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) May 2007 20 30 20 km west of Port Fairy
YawongBayWa reDec 201827.215 km north east of St Arnaud
TOTAL    1,756 

Approved Wind Farms (Not Operational)

Proposal Proponent Number of generators Maximum power (MW) Location


Berrimal Acciona Energy 24 72 30 km north west of St Arnaud Sep 2014  
Berrybank Global Power Generation Australia 43 180 60 km south west of Ballarat Aug 2010 Feb 2018
Cherry Tree Infigen Energy 16 48 15 km south east of Seymour Nov 2013  
Diapur (formerly Nhill)BayWa re3919 km west of NhillAug 2018 
FergusonBayWa re310.89.5 km north of PrincetownApr 2017Jan 2019
Golden Plains*WestWind EnergyUp to 22880060 km north west of GeelongJan 2019 
Hawkesdale Global Power Generation Australia26104 35 km north of Port Fairy. Aug 2008 Jan 2018
Mortlake South Acciona Energy 35157.5 5 km south of Mortlake Oct 2010 Apr 2017
Rifle ButtsNewEn13404 km west of Wonwondah NorthMay 2018 
Ryan Corner Global Power Generation Australia56224 10 km north of Port Fairy Aug 2008 Jan 2018
Woolsthorpe Wind Farm Developments Up to 20 46 16 km north of Warrnambool Apr 2008 May 2017
JungBayWa re28.420 km north of HorshamOct 2018 
TOTAL  1,700   

* Golden Plains wind farm has Victorian Government approval but still requires Federal Government approval.

Planning Permit Applications Lodged with Minister for Planning (Permit Process Underway)

Proposal Proponent New Permit or Amendment to Existing Permit Number of generators Maximum power (MW) Location
AlbertonSynergy WindNew341156 km south of Yarram
InverleighWind Farm DevelopmentsNew1676.87 km South of Inverleigh
Mount FyansWoolnorth Wind FarmsNew854004 km north of Mortlake
NaroghidWind Farm DevelopmentsNew12437 km south east of Camperdown
TOTAL   635 

Under Construction

Proposal Proponent Number of generators Maximum power (MW) Location
BulganaNeoen5619420 km north of Ararat
CrowlandsPacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation)397920 km north east of Ararat
DundonnellTilt Renewables8033623 km north east of Mortlake
Lal Lal (Elaine and Yendon)Macquarie Capital6021625 km south of Ballarat
MooraboolGoldwind Australia10732125-30 km south east of Ballarat
Murra WarraRES Australia116429 (Stage 1 under construction - 61 turbines, 226 MW)25 km north of Horsham
Stockyard HillGoldwind Australia14953035 km west of Ballarat
TOTAL  1,902 

Additional documents

Powerline construction fact sheet for Victorian Local Government Areas (LGAs)
(PDF, 319.8 KB)

This publication may be of assistance to you but the State of Victoria and its employees do not guarantee that the publication is without flaw of any kind or is wholly appropriate for your particular purposes and therefore disclaims all liability for any error, loss or other consequence which may arise from you relying on any information in this publication. It should also be noted that generally, wind farm proponents assess whether to proceed with projects after planning approval is received. The timing of construction and commissioning for each approved project is determined by the private sector developers, and depends on a range of factors, including availability of finance. A number of approved wind farm projects do not proceed with construction and commissioning because of variations in market conditions, altered financial factors, or reduced forecasts of returns from the proposed investment.

Page last updated: 07/11/19