Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

View the latest COVID-19 information – including the WA Recovery Plan

View the latest COVID-19 information – including the WA Recovery Plan

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Draft Strategic Infrastructure and Land Use Plan

Draft Strategic Infrastructure and Land Use Plan

Members of industry and the public are invited to have your say on the future of the Australian Marine Complex.

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World-Class Industries

World-Class Industries

Western Australia is one of the world’s most diversified mineral and petroleum regions. The State is the world’s largest supplier of iron ore and lithium, the second largest supplier of LNG and is committed to becoming a global leader in supplying minerals used in making rechargeable batteries. JTSI publishes monthly profiles for all three industries.

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Trade Profiles

Trade Profiles

Western Australia has extensive trade and investment ties and cultural interactions across the world. The State’s top trading partners are in Asia, the region with some of the world’s fastest growing economies. JTSI publishes regular trade profiles for countries in this region.

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Economic Profile

Economic Profile

The Western Australian economy, like most other economies around the world, is being significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Western Australia is well positioned for the recovery phase. The monthly WA Economic Profile documents outline key indicators for Western Australia’s economy and will chart the State’s progress through this period. The Profile is also available in Mandarin and Japanese.

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London Tech Week

London Tech Week

Applications are now open for Western Australian startups and scaleups to participate in a virtual trade mission for London Tech Week in September 2020

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Leading Responsible Development

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation was formed on
1 July, 2017 as part of the Western Australian Government’s Machinery of Government changes.

The department is Western Australia’s lead agency for economic development, international trade and investment, and tourism. It also leads the promotion
and development of the defence, international education, science and innovation sectors in Western Australia.

  • Project Development

    LNGThe Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation leads initiatives on behalf of the Western Australian government that pave the way for significant industry investment in large and complex projects such as LNG processing precincts and ports.

    The department works in the early stages of these projects to negotiate matters of land tenure, native title and heritage, environmental approvals, land use planning and social impact.


  • Economic Policy

    Western Australia is the main minerals and petroleum exporting state of Australia and its economy benefits from its proximity to the growing markets of Asia.

    The department publishes a monthly report that includes statistical information on the Western Australian economy, available here.

  • Innovation

    Home Page Carousel - Innovation ShowcasesProgress has always been defined by transformation and change. These changes are powered by a vision to secure the future of Western Australia through transformative projects and new initiatives under the New Industries Fund. Find out more at www.newindustries.wa.gov.au

  • The LNG Fund

    Australia - China LNG Fund2013: 27-28 November, 14th Working Group Meeting Held in Canberra   

    The Australia China Natural Gas Technology Partnership Fund (The Fund) was established in 2002 as part of an historic agreement for Australia to supply LNG to China. 

    The Fund was established in 2002 as part of an agreement for Western Australia to supply LNG to China for 25 years.

  • METS

    Perth company Immersive Technologies training product Pro3 Classroom Mining equipment, technology and services

    The challenge of ensuring that Western Australia's mines remain competitive, while achieving operational excellence and meeting high environmental standards, has nurtured an efficient and advanced Mining Equipment and Technology Services sector.


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