The MCA Victorian Division represents the interests of member companies operating, exploring and providing services to the minerals industry in Victoria.
The Victorian minerals industry has been an integral part of Victoria’s social and economic fabric for over 150 years. Mining is not just about Victoria’s past, it is critical to Victoria’s future.
Victoria's mining and the Mining Equipment Technology and Services (METS) sector contributes $13.6 billion to the state's economy, representing four per cent of Victoria's total economic activity.
Together, mining and the METS sector support 121,000 Victorian jobs.
A regional industry
As a regional industry, minerals projects play an important role in regional development within Victoria. Mining creates high paying jobs for regional Australians and supports a large supply chain of small and medium sized businesses.
Victoria’s mining sector produces gold, antinomy and brown coal.
Significant gold mining operations include mining at Fosterville, Ballarat, Stawell and Costerfield. Gold production is almost double what it was less than five years ago and significantly higher than it has been for decades.
Australia's only antimony mine located near Heathcote in Central Victoria.
There are a number of mineral sands projects in the pipeline at various stages of development. Victoria has the largest known mineral sand resources in Australia and there are a number of mineral sands projects in the pipeline at various stages of development in the Wimmera and East Gippsland. Mineral sands are used in aircraft engines, fibre optics, car paint and aircraft engines.
Victoria’s rich mineral sands, rare earth and copper deposits are key inputs for solar panels, wind turbines and batteries.
Exploration projects across the state in gold, lithium and base metals including copper are promising and have the potential to develop into new future mine projects.
Members operating in Victoria
Members operating in Victoria are involved in exploration, mining and the supply of supporting goods and services.
MCA Victoria advocates for a strong and responsible minerals industry to deliver many social, economic and community benefits for all Victorians.
|Castlemaine Goldfields||AECOM Australia|
|Centennial Mining||AMC Consultants|
|Dart Mining NL||GHD|
|Donald Mineral Sands (Astron Ltd)||KPMG Australia|
|Kirkland Lake Gold|
|Providence Gold & Minerals|
|Stawell Gold Mines Pty Ltd|