A letter from Jeff Connolly, Chairman and CEO, Siemens Australia and Pacific

This year represents 150 years of Siemens in Australia. In many ways, our history is a reminder of just how deeply Siemens technologies are a part of the fabric of Australia. We are proud to have played a role in transforming the everyday for millions of people in this country. Our relevance in Australia has always been and will continue to be via the application of the latest technologies to help address current challenges facing the nation.


On August 22nd in 1872, the first telegraph message was transmitted over a 2,700 km Overland Telegraph Line between Darwin and Adelaide. This great engineering achievement of 19th century Australia, connecting Australia to the world, also saw Siemens launch operations in Australia. Through the 150 years since, our technology and our people have been bringing the best from around the world to Australia and helping showcase our region’s best to the world.  


For 150 years Siemens has been supporting the building blocks of the nation. And through technology with purpose and passionate people  we are motivated to continue to be an integral part of Australia’s future for the next 150 years.

Your chance to win

Beyond 150 Competition

To celebrate 150 years of Siemens technology in Australian and New Zealand, we're inviting you to enter the Beyond 150 competition each month for a chance to win an immersive technology experience that's beyond the everyday.


Winners will go behind the scenes to see first-hand how our work is transforming the everyday through ground-breaking innovation.


Launching at the beginning of May, the second of these amazing all-inclusive experiences takes you to Victoria!


The lucky winners will receive an all-inclusive technology tour of Melbourne and the Yarra Valley showcasing the technology that powers this city’s expansive cultural footprint. From surfing the waves at URBNSURF, to a helicopter flight to Levantine Hill Winery for a personalised tour and tasting sessions, and a behind the scenes cultural experience at Melbourne Museum, this trip will let you experience Melbourne and the Yarra Valley like never before.


This prize includes flights, accommodation, transfers and experiences.


For a chance to win this prize, simply click the link below to fill in your details and answer some short questions about Siemens technology in the region. Tip: The answers you need can be found on this page.


Entries close 31st May 2022. Good luck!

This month's prizes include:

Our stories

Siemens has been active in the Pacific region for 150 years, delivering technology with purpose that has helped shape Australia and New Zealand. But did you know that it was the Adelaide to Darwin Overland Telegraph Line project that would first bring Siemens to Australia in the early 1870s?


Under the direction of South Australian Postmaster General and Superintendent of Telegraphs, Charles Todd, Siemens Bros & Co would draw upon its experience in designing and constructing telegraph lines across the globe to help build what is today recognised as one of the great engineering achievements of 19th century Australia.


Today, we provide solutions that allow businesses across Australia and New Zealand to increase their productivity, scale up while maintainng quality, and harness the possibilities of Industry 4.0. From manufacturing to smart buildings, energy to food and beverages, Siemens technology empowers companies of all sizes to transform the everyday.