Our history in Australia

From the first deliveries to a global technology powerhouse­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Milestones of business development

1850s and 1860s

Siemens Brothers of London views Australia as a separate sales territory and supply telegraphs and water meters



Siemens Brothers supplies the entire equipment for constructing the 2,700-kilometer telegraph line between Adelaide and Darwin



The engineer Lee L. Murray is sent to Melbourne to represent the interests of Siemens Brothers & Co., London



Siemens delivers the Southern Hemisphere’s first electric streetcar to Hobart, Tasmania



The Melbourne agency is officially registered by Siemens Brothers & Co. and Siemens & Halske (S&H)



Siemens lays a marine cable between the Australian mainland and Tasmania



S&H signs a provisional agency agreement with Gollin & Co. Pty. Ltd. For Australia, with a main office in Sydney and branch offices in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane



Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) also concludes an agency agreement with Gollin & Co. The S&H agreement is turned into an ordinary agency agreement


Founding of Siemens-Schuckert Pty. Ltd



Siemens-Schuckert Pty. Ltd. represents the interest of all company units. The company is renamed Siemens Halske – Siemens Schuckert Pty. Ltd.



The company is renamed Siemens Industries Ltd.



Startup of the first 120 MW turbine-generator unit for the Swanbank power station operated by the Southern Electric Authority of Queensland



Supply of a stage lighting system for the new opera house in Sydney; from 1980 major orders for EMS telephone systems


1980s and 1990s

Siemens’ involvement in Australia’s largest construction project, the Loy Yang mining and power plant complex, includes supplying electrical equipment for dredging shovels and providing steam-powered turbine-generator units for blocks 1,3 and 4, as well as a waste-gas purification plant and a control system



Siemens wins a contract from Consolidated Electric Power Asia (CEPA) for the turnkey delivery of the Kogan Creek power station, a 700-MW coal-fired plant in Queensland


Contract received to deliver trams and metro trains for Melbourne



The world’s longest marine cable line, over 290 kilometers, transports electricity from renewable energy sources on the island of Tasmania to the Australian mainland state of Victoria. Siemens’ HVDC technology virtually eliminates transmission losses on the connection



Siemens delivers 20 electric freight locomotives to Queensland Rail



Water Technologies Australia develops the Safe Water Kiosk – an efficient and favorably priced system for processing drinking water



Siemens installs the world’s largest mammography suite for BreastScreen Queensland providing Australian women with critical early breast cancer detection



Siemens is supplying the Australian Pacific Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project with one of the largest end-to-end power distribution solutions ever provided in Australia



In a first for the Australian market, Siemens provides the Managed Equipment Services (MES) for the new Fiona Stanley Hospital in Western Australia



TrustPower awards Siemens with its first wind farm project in Australia; the company supplies a full turnkey solution for Snowtown II in South Australia