It’s the home of The Dish. Host to Australia’s biggest Elvis Festival. And now, a great big solar farm!
Welcome to fabulous Parkes, NSW, where each year, thousands of Elvis fans flock to commemorate The King’s birthday with hundreds of tribute concerts, parades and competitions.
As if building up a reputation as the country’s top location for Elvis impersonation isn’t enough, this town’s got its eyes on the bright lights: Parkes wants to go straight to number one as The King of Renewables. Parkes is already one of the biggest and earliest adopters of rooftop solar, and a founding member of the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership.