Australia - 16.3% 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 on $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 $617.6 million on exploration in 2016


Annual exports - $16 billion in 2015/16

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 more than 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 $8.7 billion

second most valuable mineral in Western Australia