Moama Lights 2023

Transgrid powers Moama Lights to brighten the Murray in winter

03 July 2023

Transgrid is encouraging thousands of locals and visitors alike to converge on Echuca Moama’s Horseshoe Lagoon to enjoy a spectacular exhibition of light and sound during the third annual Moama Lights.

The NSW electricity transmission network has joined Murray River Council and world-class design studio Mandylights as the event’s Platinum Partner for the second time to light up the lives of the local community and celebrate the beauty and history of Echuca Moama.

Transgrid CEO Brett Redman and Executive General Manager of Major Projects Gordon Taylor attended the festival’s official opening on Friday (June 30).

“We are building the energy superhighway with our major projects such as EnergyConnect providing nation-critical transmission infrastructure to enable Australia’s transition to a clean energy future,” Mr Redman said.

“Transgrid is also committed to energising communities and maximising benefits from our pipeline of major projects to create positive and lasting relationships with local communities.

“That’s why we are proud to once again partner with Murray River Council and Mandylights to stage this iconic event which last year attracted 25,000 visitors and provided an $11 million boost to the local economy.

“We are also delighted to have donated 200 free tickets to Moama Lights back to the local community via media outlets and charities.

“It is hoped that this year’s event will be even bigger, bringing much-needed economic and social benefits to the people of the Murray region while helping to raise destination awareness of this beautiful part of the world.”

Moama Lights 2023 takes visitors on a powerful journey through the elements of air, fire, water and earth.

The award-winning event is split into seven zones, showcasing the wonders of the planet and the beauty of the bush, with lights, lasers, graphic projections and physical installations. This year’s festival also features an outdoor ice-skating rink, food trucks and children’s entertainment.

Murray River Council Mayor Chris Bilkey thanked Transgrid for throwing its support behind such an important community event.

“In partnering with Moama Lights, Transgrid is supporting a longer-term connection with our local region and its people and contributing to the ongoing growth of the local tourism sector,” Councillor Bilkey said.

“Together, we will continue to stage an iconic event that offers significant economic benefits and increased destination awareness, as well as a fun night out for our locals.

“And with extra experiences on offer in addition to the lights show, 2023 Moama Lights will definitely be an event to remember.”

Moama Lights runs from Thursday to Sunday until July 23. To purchase tickets to the event, visit 

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Mark Nolan 0429 047 136