First chargers go live in regional WA as part of the WA EV Network

06 April 2023

Tourists heading north and residents in the Mid-West can now charge their EVs in Geraldton and Northampton with the first chargers in the WA EV Network operational.

  • Geraldton and Northampton chargers operational
  • Construction has begun on charging stations in Albany, Manjimup, Walpole and Williams
  • Part of the McGowan Government's $43.5 million investment to boost EV infrastructure around WA

The fast chargers, which will provide up to150kW, will allow drivers to top up their EVs in as little as 20 minutes.


In Geraldton two 150kW fast chargers will be located on the bustling and vibrant Marine Terrace.


Northampton will have a 150kW fast charger and a back-up charger at their Visitors Centre in the centre of town.


Construction has also begun in Albany, Manjimup, Walpole and Williams with the chargers expected to be operational by the middle of the year.


The WA EV Network will be the longest in Australia stretching over 7,000 kilometres from Kununurra in the north, to Esperance in the south and east to Eucla.


The $21 million project is part of the McGowan Government's State Electric Vehicle Action Plan for Western Australia.


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Comments attributed to Energy Minister Bill Johnston:


"Residents and tourists in the Mid-West region will be able to charge their electric vehicles at fast chargers in Geraldton and Northampton.


"Synergy and Horizon Power are working closely with local governments across WA to develop a fast and enjoyable user experience.


"When the project is complete, charging stations will be averaging less than 200 kilometres apart, ensuring EV owners can explore our amazing State without any range anxiety.


Comments attributed to Environment Minister Reece Whitby:


"These charging stations will drive the uptake of electric vehicles across our State while supporting WA's road to net zero emissions by 2050.


"We want drivers to make the sustainable switch and embrace the electric vehicle revolution."


Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


"This investment highlights the McGowan Government's commitment to building the transport network of the future.


"I'm proud that Western Australia will ultimately have the longest EV Highway in Australia stretching over 7,000 kilometres as a result of this initiative."


Comments attributed to Geraldton MLA Lara Dalton:


"I am thrilled that Geraldton and Northampton have become the first links in the WA EV Network.


"This represents a boon for the local tourist industry as well as households and businesses in my electorate."


Energy Minister's office - 6552 6700

Environment Minister's office - 6552 6300

Transport Minister's office - 6552 5500