Powering Victoria and beyond, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Nestled in Victoria's Latrobe Valley on the traditional lands of the Braiakaulung people of the Gunaikurnai nation, Yallourn Power Station – or simply Yallourn, as the community and we call it – has been providing both state and nation with electricity since 1974.

Yallourn is powered by brown coal produced from Australia's second-largest open cut mine, just next door. Every year, we mine around 18 million tonnes of high moisture brown coal that is used to boil water into a superheated steam that drives Yallourn's four massive turbine generators. Together, these turbines produce 1,480 megawatts of electricity an hour – enough to power about 2 million homes.

Today, Yallourn provides 22 per cent of Victoria's electricity, and about 8 per cent of Australia's National Electricity Market.

But power is only part of the Yallourn story. Yallourn is also about a long and proud history. About the environment. About our people.  And of course, about community.

Yallourn Power Station Hero

Yallourn at a glance

  • Original power station built in 1921
  • 2 x 350 MW and 2 x 375 MW turbines
  • 10,500 GW p.a.
  • 18 million tonnes of brown coal p.a. 
  • Operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Generates 22% of Victoria’s electricity, and 8% of Australia's
  • Australia’s second-largest open cut mine 
  • Concrete cooling towers first of their kind in Australia
  • First Victorian Government-owned power business to be privatised

Contact us


03 5128 2000

Postal address
PO Box 444, Moe, Victoria, 3825, Australia

Our location
Eastern Road, Yallourn, Victoria, 3825