Our contribution

We are proud of the positive contribution our operations make for Australian communities.

From Singleton in the Hunter Valley to Mount Isa in north-west Queensland and Borroloola in the Northern Territory, our contribution adds up for Australia.

In 2019, our direct contribution to regional, state and national economies included:


direct jobs




on goods and services


in taxes and royalties

Our direct socio-economic contribution also supports significant flow-on jobs and economic activity.

Our contribution in 2019 - watch the animation

Our annual spend on goods and services supports many local businesses in the regional communities where we operate.

Including the indirect, or flow-on, impacts from our operations, Glencore Australia’s operations support $29 billion in total economic activity.*

What our taxes and royalties could pay for


* The indirect, or flow-on, impacts from Glencore's direct socio-economic contribution have been measured using Local Impact regional economic models based on input-output tables developed by Lawrence Consulting, a Queensland-based economic consultancy.

1 Average salary of ~$70,000 per annum for new police constables in Queensland.

2 $25m per school, based on 'The Next Frontier', Minerals Council of Australia, 2019.

3 $5,040 per ICU bed per day, based on Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, National pricing model: technical specifications 2019–20.

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