Melbourne Hydrogen Hub

February 29th, 2024

Melbourne Hydrogen Hub (MHH)

This project involves the creation of a renewable hydrogen hub focussed on transport uses co-located in the Melbourne metropolitan area.

Main proponents:

Countrywide  Hydrogen Pty Ltd

Main end-use classification:

Hydrogen mobility (main, including materials handling equipment), gas networks


Under development

Estimated cost:

AUD$75 million

Other involvement:


Production details:

Approximately 4.5 tonnes of hydrogen per day capacity


Victoria, Australia

Announced funding:


Project description

Countrywide Hydrogen is developing a renewable hydrogen hub located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.  The selected site would be secured under an option to lease.

The site is strategical placed in the northern Melbourne transport corridor, opening opportunities to supply renewable hydrogen to a fleet of fuel cell buses and trucks operating in the area, as well as distribution centres operating materials handling equipment.

The project is examining installation of a 10-megawatt (MW) electrolyser, with an output of around 4.5 tonnes of hydrogen per day.

Under consideration is hydrogen production in a nearby regional area where behind-the-meter power is available, and the hydrogen shipped via tube trailer to refuelling stations in the metropolitan area.

The project is assessing options for blending hydrogen into local gas networks.

Countrywide Hydrogen has engaged Swinburne University’s Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2) to examine renewable energy supply options for the project.

Funding opportunities are presently being pursued.


Updated: February 2024