Queensland has built a reputation for using best practice solutions across the breadth of mining and resource industry – from exploration to mineral processing to infrastructure. Our companies are diverse, highly skilled, and have put Queensland’s mining capabilities in the global spotlight.

  • World’s largest exporter of seaborne metallurgical coal
  • Gross annual revenue estimated at $90 billion in 2013
  • 41% of the world’s unconventional gas projects were under construction in Queensland in 2013

Abundant resources

Queensland is rich in natural resources. The state has more than 30 billion tonnes of coal deposits along with metals, phosphate rock, oil shale and minerals. In addition, 41% of the world’s unconventional gas projects were under construction in Queensland, as at 2013.

In 2012-13 resources companies spent an estimated $37.9 billion in Queensland, according to the Queensland Resources Council.

According to Austmine‘s survey, in July 2013, the Australian METS sector had estimated gross annual revenue of A$90 billion of which A$27 billion was exports. The sector employs an estimated 386,000 people.

Support from TIQ

TIQ provides support for Queensland METS companies that want to provide globally innovative technology, systems and services to improve mining efficiency and innovation.

We work with the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Geological Survey of Queensland, and the resources sector to promote trade and investment opportunities internationally through TIQ’s overseas network and through Austrade.

Getting started

Your first step is to contact TIQ as we work in partnership with national and state government agencies, industry and our TIQ international offices located in 13 locations worldwide.

If you are looking to export overseas contact your nearest trade adviser or one of our industry experts.

Upcoming Events

Learn more about our upcoming missions and how you can get involved.

Commissioner’s intel: Global opportunities for mining & resources

View the videos below, and hear from TIQ’s Trade and Investment Commissioners as they speak of the opportunities in the mining & resources sector in their region.

Ken SmithMining & resources opportunities in UK & Sub-Saharan Africa

Alex Pessagno: Mining & resources opportunities in Latin America

David Camerlengo: Mining & resources opportunities in North America

Tak AdachiMining & resources opportunities in Japan