Queensland Energy Museum

In 1997 a Trust was established to help facilitate the creation of a museum for the electricity supply industry, the latter's objectives being to display, maintain and preserve an historical collection for the benefit of present and future generations. The corporations who contributed financially to ensure the success of the project were: SEQEB, now Energex, SWQEB, latterly South West Power, Wide Bay and Burnett Electricity Board, CAPELEC, Mackay Electricity Board, Far North Queensland Electricity Board, North Queensland Electricity Board and the transmission sector Powerlink Queensland. Following the reorganisation of the electricity supply industry in July 1999, Energex, Powerlink Queensland and Ergon Energy comprised the Trust membership. The Trust gained Incorporation status on 22 December 1999 and is now known as Queensland Energy Museum Inc(QEM). The new QEM is extending its historical role and objectives to include all forms of energy. Developing community awareness, providing access to energy heritage and sharing information concerning traditional and alternative energy sources are essential to the aims of QEM.

Collections

An illustrated, online register of QEM collection assets can be found at: http://www.energymuseum.com.au/04_collection/index.asp