Snowy Hydro has commenced major overhaul works at Murray 1 Power Station as part of our multi-million dollar Scheme Modernisation Program. As a result, we have temporarily closed the Murray 1 Visitor's Centre.
The first of the major overhauls at Murray 1 Power Station commenced in July 2016. This includes mechanical upgrades and replacement of the turbines which will result in improved water utilisation, efficiency and smoother operation of the plant. These improvement works will continue – unit by unit – until around 2024.
Safety is very important at Snowy Hydro, for both our employees and the communities we operate in. During the major works, there will be a significant increase in truck, car and people movements at Murray 1. As a result, we have temporarily closed the Murray 1 Visitors Centre.
As an alternative during the Murray 1 Power Station works, we have opened a temporary Visitor Centre and power station inspections at Murray 2 Power Station!
Located at the end of Murray 2 Power Station Road, just five minutes from the town of Khancoban, Murray 2 Power Station provides visitors with a unique experience. Grab a light refreshment from our temporary Visitor Centre and talk with our friendly customer service team.
The Murray 2 Power Station inspections occur at 11am and 2pm daily, when visitors are able to view informative displays, watch our short video on the business and the Scheme and view the power station from the inside viewing area.
Where: Murray 2 Power Station, Power Station Rd, Khancoban
Open: 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
Note: Between May and September the centre is closed on weekends.
Closed: Christmas Day, Anzac Day & weekends during winter
Cost: Entry is free of charge
For large groups, please call the Visitors Centre on 02 6076 5115 to make a booking. Inspections for large groups are at non-public inspection times.
All power stations in the Snowy Mountains Scheme are working power stations. There are special requirements for visitors who participate in Murray 2 Power Station inspections. These requirements are in the interests of your safety and the security of our facilities. The special safety requirements for participating in a Murray 2 Power Station inspection are:
- No backpacks or large bags are to be taken into power stations
- We reserve the right to inspect any hand luggage carried on a tour
- Children must be supervised at all times
- Due to operational or maintenance requirements, tours may be cancelled without notice
- Power stations and visitor facilities are under constant video/security surveillance
- We apologise - there is no disabled access
- Follow the directions of our guides at all times.