Environmental protection - it's in our nature

21 August 2020

As custodians of 60 per cent of Tasmania’s freshwater resources, we play a pivotal role in looking after some of the state’s most important natural assets, with responsibilities that stretch well beyond the generation of clean energy. Our talented aquatic scientists measure water quality and monitor the health of our aquatic ecosystems. It's just one of many jobs here at Hydro Tasmania and Entura that require skills in subject areas like science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).


Hydro Tasmania employee inspecting flora and fauna

Making time for nature - it's all part of the job

05 June 2020

Hear what it’s like to work within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to protect nature, as members of the Hydro Tasmania and Entura teams share close encounters with native animals, and fascinating insights into native and invasive plant species, to help us understand why now more than ever it’s time.


Hydro Tasmania employee Brett at Gordon Dam

Waiting for the world to return - in the midst of coronvirus remote workers are feeling the isolation more than ever

02 June 2020

We’re all navigating how to work in this unfamiliar world, and for some of us, we see hope on the horizon as things slowly return to normal. But what if you work far beyond the 30km essential travel boundary? We talk to Brett Brady stationed at Gordon Power Station where he’s working with a small team to keep the lights on.


Hydro Tasmania employee sitting outside

For an essential worker, there's no such thing as lockdown

26 May 2020

Getting your head around a new job can be daunting at the best of times, but when there is a global pandemic happening at the same time... Alyssa, our Cadet Hydrographer, accepted the challenge. Her team is working together, but working at a distance, as she continues her role as one of Hydro Tasmania's water caretakers.


Hydro Tasmania's learning and development manager working from home at computer

Navigating COVID-19 as a mum working at home

20 May 2020

Starting a new job amid a global pandemic, Zoe's workplace was nothing like the bustling open-space office she was expecting. Her office was her home, her desk buddies are her husband and two children. How she navigated the complexities of working a brand new job and educating her children from home is admirable, to say the least.


Person walking up tunnel from underground power station

The underground world of hydropower

06 May 2020

Sure our dams are impressive, but while you stand in awe of what's before you, you’re missing a whole world hidden below.



Design like a girl - tackling the gender divide in engineering

03 July 2019

It’s hard to believe that in 2019, some professions are still regarded as ‘male’ or ‘female’ careers. We at Hydro Tasmania believe in diversity in the workplace and are working actively to increase opportunities for women to enter and remain in traditionally male-dominated professions like engineering.


A man standing in front of a large piece of machinery

What's it like being an apprentice?

24 August 2018

What does a typical day as a Hydro apprentice look like? What kind of work do they do? To answer these questions and more, we had a chat with Jeremy Cashion from New Norfolk who is in his third year of a mechanical apprenticeship (and loving it).