Get ready for the Energy Breakthrough!

by | Nov 10, 2022 | Bush Voices

After a two-year break due to the global pandemic, this year’s Energy Breakthrough program is back!

This year up to 2,000 students from 98 schools are set to participate in the Energy Breakthrough program – making this event one of the largest gatherings of schools since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Energy Breakthrough program was proudly co-founded by the Country Education Project (CEP) in 1991 and has continued through a long-running partnership with the Central Goldfields Shire Council (CGSC). This year also marks 30 years of the Energy Breakthrough program, a milestone worth celebrating!

Energy Breakthrough will take place from 16 – 20 November at Princes Park, Maryborough. Over the course of five action-packed days, students, teachers and parents will work together to assemble their vehicles and race to the finish line.

“From the Mallee to Gippsland to Central Victoria and the High Country; the Energy Breakthrough program is all about bringing regional and rural students together,” CEP CEO, Mark McLay, said. “It’s fantastic to see a mix of rural and regional schools taking part alongside their metro ‘cousins’ and collaborating competitively. After two tough years in schools due to COVID, everyone is eagerly looking forward to being in Maryborough.”

This year, CEP and CGSC are excited to be partnering with another great youth-focused organisation in the Scouts Victoria, who will be hosting a series of interactive activities as part of the on-site ‘TechWorld’ expo on Friday and Saturday. This year also marks 30 years of the Energy Breakthrough program, a milestone worth celebrating!

Don’t miss your chance to witness this innovative event, enjoy the festival atmosphere and explore the latest trends in technology and transport. From a Junkyard Challenge, Pushcarts, TRYathlon, Human Powered Vehicles and Energy Efficient Vehicles, there is a category of interest for everyone.

Head to the Energy Breakthrough website or contact the team via to find out more.