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Macarthur Wind Farm

With 140 x 3 MW turbines, it's currently the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

An expansive view of Macarthur Wind Farm, featuring numerous wind turbines standing tall over the lush green landscape. The turbines' white towers and blades contrast with the natural colors below a partly cloudy sky.

The 420 MW Macarthur Wind Farm can generate enough clean, green energy to power the equivalent of approximately 167,000 average Australian homes.

Location

Macarthur Wind Farm sits about 16 kilometres east of Macarthur, between Hamilton and Warnambool in south western Victoria.

Spanning about 5,500 hectares of freehold agricultural land, it crosses three properties that are predominately used for sheep and cattle grazing.

Development and maintenance

AGL engaged Leighton Contractors and Vestas to construct Macarthur Wind Farm. It took about 2 and a half years to build and has been fully operational since late January 2013.

AGL Macarthur Wind Farm Bushfire Mitigation Plan 2023-2024 (PDF)

In 2019, AGL welcomed the sale of a 50% interest in Macarthur Wind Farm joint venture to AMP Capital (acquired by Dexus in 2023). 

AGL continues to operate and maintain the wind farm on behalf of Palisade and Atmos Renewables and Dexus, and retains the rights to all Renewable Energy Certificates and electricity output until 2038.

Community complaints and enquiries

AGL understands that we don’t always get it right, and we want to be informed when we don’t. If you would like to provide any feedback, good or bad, or simply ask some questions, please feel free to get in touch via the following channels:

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Complaints and Enquiries Hotline

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Mail

AGL Community Complaints & Enquiries,
Locked Bag 14120 MCMC,
Melbourne VIC 8001

Learn more  about how we handle general customer complaints on our complaints page.