Rio Tinto in Australia

Rio Tinto in Australia

Rio Tinto’s history in Australia is one of many firsts. Groundbreaking project developments. Recognising and working with Traditional Owners. Partnering with governments, communities and business.

Australia is home to about half of our global assets, and we continue to invest in Australia’s future, with new developments such as the Silvergrass iron ore mine in the Pilbara, and the Amrun bauxite project in Cape York.


Inspection of reclaimer, Parker Point port stockyards, Dampier

It’s a heritage built on Zinc Corporation, in Broken Hill in 1905, which helped form CRA. From Hamersley Iron, Dampier Salt, and Comalco in the 1960s to the beauty of Argyle pink diamonds in the 1970s.

Rio Tinto listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1962, and today more than 160,000 Australians count themselves as shareholders of Rio Tinto Limited.

We’ve pioneered technology and automation through our Mine of the FutureTM programme and we are working with governments and the education sector on the jobs of tomorrow.

And it’s a future with many career opportunities. Through embracing new technologies, our research collaborations and work within our communities, we continue to pioneer progress.