The surge in resource and energy commodity investment and production has made Western Australia a destination for global companies forging the future of mining. The state’s proximity to
and shared time zone
with much of Asia makes it a natural choice to supply commodities and to locate logistics services into those markets.
Oil and gas
onshore and offshore developments are supported by a diverse related services sector of more than 400 international companies. In turn, this has attracted global finance, business, legal, aviation, transport and logistics firms.
Expansion of iron ore production has supported research and development in mining equipment, technology and services.
New mining technologies such as remote control mining are being piloted here.
Major companies and the Western Australian government are investing in export infrastructure with the government also investing in significant urban and regional infrastructure
The department manages a network of overseas business offices
and offers free and confidential services for international investors.