Mining and Exploration in WA

Western Australia is one of the world’s pre-eminent mining jurisdictions, with a storied mining and exploration history, beginning with the Kalgoorlie gold rush in the 1890’s. Today, WA is one the world’s largest exporters of raw materials, including iron ore, gold, lithium, nickel, copper, lead, zinc, alumina, coal, diamonds, salt and mineral sands.

The mining and exploration industry make a critical contribution to the State’s economy employing more than 125,000 people, providing around 20% of the State’s revenue through royalty payments annually, and over $1 billion a year being invested in mineral exploration.

Advisory Committee

AMEC does not have a Western Australian Advisory Committee, as the Association already supports a wide range of Standing Committees and Working Groups that support and address the issues of Western Australian focused member companies.  These committees also deal with a wide range of national issues affecting the sector and AMEC’s broader membership.


We have a number of regular WA events held throughout the year including sundowners, information briefings and seminars. To find out what AMEC events are happening in WA, head to our events page.

AMEC’s work in WA

To find out more about how AMEC is working in WA, contact State Manager Neil van Drunen or click here to download the latest version of our Explorer Newsletter.

Latest AMEC WA submissions and reports