Quilpie Powerhouse Museum

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Location: Winchu Street, Quilpie, QLD

About Quilpie Powerhouse Museum


Did you know that Quilpie, along the Warrego Way and Natural Sciences Loop, was the first town in Western Queensland to have a powerhouse?

Step inside the original Powerhouse and learn its history. The Quilpie Powerhouse was turned on in Quilpie March 1952. Whilst Quilpie had power the surrounding properties were still using generators. The powerhouse closed in December 1987 and 1988 the whole Shire (properties included) was connected to the coastal grid.

Please be advised that as part of the Quilpie Shire Council’s response to COVID-19, the Quilpie Powerhouse Museum is closed until further notice.