WA is the most diversified mining and energy province and the leading producer of iron ore and lithium in the world
WA has world-class research and development, and its capital city Perth is home to 5 universities
9+ hours of daily sunshine year-round, making Perth Australia’s sunniest capital city
WA is a global powerhouse for energy with huge potential in renewables, hydrogen and LNG
Western Australia offers a diversified economy and its key industries include energy, mining, technology, space, education, health and defence. Scroll down to read about specific sector information and opportunities.
Western Australia is a global powerhouse for energy exports and is set to become a world leading, sustainable and diversified energy supplier. The State is the second largest provider of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world and has huge potential in renewable energy, hydrogen as well as energy sourced from battery materials. Its capital city Perth is a member of the World Energy Cities group.
Mining and Minerals
Western Australia produces over 50 different minerals in commercial quantity and supplies majority of the world’s iron ore and lithium. The State has all the critical raw materials necessary to produce lithium batteries. WA is also home to some of the world’s best Petroleum Engineering and Technical Services (PETS) companies.
Science, Innovation and Technology
Western Australia is an innovator with a key role in ground-breaking projects such as remote-control operations for resources and space companies. It has developed capabilities in big data with the establishment of several data infrastructure and research projects including supercomputing facility at the Pawsey Centre and the global radio-astronomy project Square Kilometre Array.
Western Australia’s location is a strategic strength and serves as a gateway to the Indian Ocean region and emerging international defence markets. The State has been identified by the Federal Government as one of two strategic locations for naval and commercial shipbuilding, upgrade, maintenance and sustainment in Australia.
Western Australia’s capital city Perth is undergoing its biggest transformation in 100 years, focused on establishing key destinations with exceptional transport links. Billions of dollars have been invested in major projects, from attractive world-class sporting and entertainment venues to museums and airport upgrade, as well as significant hospitality, commercial and residential developments.