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 2020, our direct spend of $13.8 billion made a significant contribution to regional, state and national economies.


direct jobs




on goods and services


in taxes and royalties

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

Our contribution in 2020 - 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 $19 billion in total economic activity.

EY Report: Economic contribution of Glencore Australia

We are one of Australia’s most diversified mining companies, and have been in Australia for over 20 years.

Read EY’s report (PDF 8MB) about the contribution our Australian business made in 2020.


What our taxes and royalties could pay for

In 2020, we paid over $2.1 billion in taxes and royalties across our Australian operations.

This contribution goes a long way towards funding vital community infrastructure like schools and hospitals and hiring teachers, nurses and police officers.

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