Declaration Of Southern Ocean Offshore Wind Zone

Dept of Climate Change, Energy, Environment & Water

The Australian Government declared an area in the Southern Ocean, off western Victoria, as suitable for offshore wind development on 6 March 2024.

The zone will:

  • create hundreds of job opportunities during construction in addition to ongoing operational jobs
  • generate over 2.9 GW of offshore wind energy – enough to power over 2 million homes
  • drive economic growth
  • help us secure reliable and cheaper energy for households and businesses
  • help us reach net zero by 2050.

The declaration follows consultation with local communities, state and local government representatives, First Nations people, existing industries including shipping, defence, fishing, and other marine users.

This is the third area declared suitable after:

View a map of the Southern Ocean off western Victoria, declared wind zone.

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