School power station tours

Hydro Tasmania operates 30 power stations and more than 50 major dams across Tasmania. 
Tours of our power stations are a great way for students to see how renewable energy is generated in Tasmania. 

Important notice

In line with recommended requirements in response to COVID-19 and until further notice, our education program, Generation Hydro has ceased providing Power Station Tours. This will also extend to any career or science events held at the school or off campus.

If teachers or parents are seeking materials or support for learning about renewable energy, we are happy to provide the following:

  • Lesson plans are available for download here.
  • Additional resources and information can be found here.
  • Activity books and associated worksheets can be sent to your school or home.
  • 'Ask an expert' sessions over Skype where we can provide access to an engineer, scientist, electrician, operator or hydrologist are available for schools. Request a session here.


Your safety while visiting our sites is our priority. We recommend tours for Years 5 and above. Power stations are very noisy places and have many levels accessed by stairs. If you feel your students would not cope with either please let us know.

All visitors must wear a vest, helmet, safety glasses, hearing protection and carry gloves while on site and there are no exceptions. This is provided to you prior to entering the power station.

Please read our power station safety brochure and contact if you have any questions.

Please note that due to operational requirements, tours at short notice cannot be accommodated. We recommend booking your tour at least two months in advance. 

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Sheffield District School at Cethana Power Station

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