Australia - 17% of globally known gold resources

largest share of resources in the world

ECONOMY - Gold mining contributed $13.4 Billion to australia's economy in 2016/17

Direct contribution of $5.9 billion and indirect contribution of $7.5 billion

Exploration - gold accounts for close to 50% of Australia's exploration spend

Gold miners spent $689 million on exploration in 2016/17

Annual exports - $18 billion in 2016/17

Australia’s 3rd largest export industry with exports to more than 55 countries

66 Gold mines – produced more than 280 tonnes in 2016, accounting for around 9% of global gold production

Australia is the 2nd largest gold producer in the world, of which WA Produces around 70% of Australia’s gold

Jobs - more than 55,000 people, of which 26,000 are directly employed

Mining industry’s 2nd largest employer with more than 80 000 people living in Gold mining towns or regions 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Sales of $10.8 billion

second most valuable mineral in Western Australia