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 45% of Australia's metals and minerals exploration spend

Gold miners spent $810 million on exploration in 2017/18

Annual exports - $20.1 billion in 2017

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

66 Gold mines – produced more than 288 tonnes in 2016/17, 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 more than 28,000 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 


Gold permeates our everyday lives!

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