With high-quality resources, reliable supply, sustainable mining practices, and the latest in supporting technology, Queensland is at the forefront of global resource supply.

  • World’s largest exporter of seaborne metallurgical coal, supplying around 80% of global demand.
  • 98% of Australia’s proven coal seam gas reserves.
  • Australia’s largest producer of base metals including copper, lead and zinc.

Abundant natural resources

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Queensland’s abundant natural resources include more than 30 billion tonnes of coal deposits, as well as metals, phosphate rock, oil shale and minerals.

We are the world’s largest exporter of seaborne metallurgical coal, with a long history of supplying metallurgical and thermal coal and coal seam gas to global markets.

We hold 98% of Australia’s proven coal seam gas reserves and, in 2013, 41% of the world’s unconventional gas projects were under construction in Queensland. Our multi-billion dollar mining and resources sector is actively helping to fuel the world.

Environmentally sustainable practices

With a proven history of using sustainable and innovative exploration and mining practices, supported by high-quality mining equipment, technology and services, Queensland is a mining and resources investment proposition of choice.

Renewable energy – a wealth of opportunity

Renewable energy represents a key priority for the Queensland Government, which has set a target to have 50% of Queensland’s energy generation coming from renewable sources by 2030 to reduce emissions, address climate change, create new jobs and diversify the state’s economy.

Read more about renewable energy opportunities in Queensland →

Getting started

TIQ helps investors and trade partners harness opportunities by working with local industries and economic development agencies, as well as local and state government agencies.

If you are looking to explore trade and investment opportunities in Queensland, please contact us via our enquiry form.