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 - $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