Energy Breakthrough Program

Now in its’ 27th year, the Energy Breakthrough is an exciting program designed to provide opportunities for students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and  construct a vehicle, a machine or innovation in technology that will represent an ‘energy breakthrough’.

The  Energy Breakthrough is a joint initiative of the Country Education Project, the Central Goldfields Shire Council.

The program encourages participants to examine and use the latest technology while considering its impact on the environment and the way people live locally and globally

Sponsorship Opportunities

Businesses or individuals are invited to be a sponsor of this event or a Friend of the EB team.   Sponsorships range from as little as $50 to a Gold Sponsor of $2000.

To download our current sponsorship proposal please click here

Yarrawonga College P – 12 involvement

With time, dedication and commitment received from both students and particularly parents we are now in our sixth year of competing at this amazing event that is the RACV Energy Breakthrough.

Students from both our  P – 4 and 5 – 8 Campus’s work closely together to enter teams into the Energy Breakthrough Challenge under the Human Powered Vehicle, Pushcart and Innovations in Technology Categories (see descriptions of categories below).

Students will have the opportunity to be involved in the planning and implementation of the challenge through areas such as catering, fitness training and planning for the camp component..

Human Powered Vehicle (HPV)

Entrants design, build and compete, using a vehicle powered solely by human power. Design requirements include a maximum length of 2.7 metres, single seat and a minimum of three wheels.


The Pushcart event is a challenging but enjoyable way of introducing energy use and technology to young students.
The machines are based on the humble billycart, and are pushed energetically through an obstacle course, sprint and circuit events at Maryborough in November.
The teams of ten students may obtain the assistance of other students, parents, friends, local trades people, community groups to build their pushcart.

Innovations in Technology

Teams must create a craft that will run under its own power, along a channel of water, carrying a full soft drink can.
Commitment from both students and families to the ongoing process of curricular and extracurricular activities involved in preparation for the challenge is the key to this success.