Southern Cross Windmills

Iconic Australian Windmills

Southern Cross® has forged itself as an icon in the water supply and storage market in Australia, New Zealand and many international markets. Born out of the Toowoomba Foundry by the Griffith Brothers in 1871, the Southern Cross® name was first introduced in 1903 with the introduction of one of the first metal windmills produced by the company. This launched Southern Cross® as one of the most recognisable names catering for the supply and storage of water for the agricultural, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, fire and mining industries; Southern Cross® have proven proficient in upholding the highest calibre of industry standards.

The iconic Australian Windmill brand returned to Australian ownership in 2019. This brand has been actively servicing the Australian and international water storage markets for over 50 years and will continue to do so under the new banner of Southern Cross® Water. We have a highly experienced Sales Team with extensive knowledge of the Southern Cross® Brand Name

Southern Cross® Windmills serve as a monument in Australia’s rural development, to the hardships and the ingenuity of the pioneers, and, not least of all, to the establishment of “Southern Cross” as a brand of quality agricultural products. Since 1903, the Toowoomba Foundry and its successors have manufactured more than 250,000 of these iconic windmills.


Southern Cross® Windmills are self-sufficient and operate using Renewable Energy, which is Reliable, Clean and Non-Polluting. They require little attention and offer proven operating reliability for safety of water supply. Many of the Windmills out there today are still operating after 30-40 years. The only requirement is a light breeze for operation, day or night, in all weather conditions.

1.8, 2.4, 3, 3.6 and 4.3 m (6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 ft.)
6, 7.6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 m (20, 25, 30, 40, 50 and 60 ft.)

Other Genuine Southern Cross parts may still be available upon request including “A, J, R & Z Pattern Windmills”, “J” Series Windmill Pumps, Troughs, Check Valves, Pump Heads and Pump Jacks.

Southern Cross® Windmills operate using renewable energy, which is reliable, clean and non-polluting. Installing a Southern Cross windmill will help reduce your carbon footprint.


The recognisable image of a lone Southern Cross® Windmill against a cloudless blue sky has been synonymous with the Australian landscape for over a century. Many of the Southern Cross® Windmills you see are over 30 years old and are still operating reliably, and in most cases spare parts are available.


Southern Cross® Windmills are self-sufficient, require little attention and offer proven operating reliability for safety of water supply. All exposed parts steel parts are hot dipped galvanized.

The Southern Cross® Windmill is ideal for remote areas as they eliminate the need to transport fuel or install expensive power lines into remote areas. The Southern Cross® Windmills operate in all weather conditions …. The only requirement is a light breeze for operation, day or night.


The Southern Cross® Windmill Warranty period is 3 years from installation providing the mill and tower are erected and maintained in accordance with the instruction manual.


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