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02 6267 1800                          1800 642 230
Postal Address:
PO Box 63
Dickson, Canberra ACT 2602
Fax: +61 2 6267 1888

About Us

The Australian Aluminium Council is the peak body representing the aluminium industry in Australia.

The Council's members include companies operating in bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium metal production, semi-fabricated aluminium production and distribution.

Sustainability Data 2013 (released June 2015)

The Council has updated the formatting and presentation of its annual sustainability data to an online webpage format.

Please click here to view the data and graphs - an excel spreadsheet is available to download.

You can also click on the image below to download a PDF copy of the previous report published (2012), which includes company case studies.

Australian Aluminium Industry Interactive Flowchart

The AAC has developed this flowchart to provide users with an opportunity to learn and discover detailed information about the Australian aluminium industry and processes of aluminium production in a visual and interactive way.

Click here or on the image below to access the flowchart.

 The Aluminium Story



This series of websites was created by the International Aluminium Institute in cooperation with national and regional aluminium associations around the world.

These websites hold a wealth of information on their respective topics and are recommended to those who seek credible and accurate data; information on processes and benefits; and facts about the aluminium industry and products.

Click on each of the buttons to go straight to the websites.

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Joint Statement Finkel Review June 2017

The energy industry, its customers and other stakeholders agree: the imminent Finkel Review deserves full and fair consideration before governments take decisions that will have major implications for the security, reliability and affordability of Australia’s electricity system.

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Portland Aluminium Smelter in Victoria, Australia to Restart Capacity Lost After Power Outage

The Victorian and Australian governments and Alcoa Corporation announced the Portland Aluminium smelter will restart capacity that had been lost due to a December power outage. In addition, Alcoa and energy provider AGL reached an agreement related to the electricity supply for the smelter.

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Cash for Cans Program Launches in Gladstone

Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) and Endeavour Foundation have teamed up to bring a cash for cans program back to Gladstone.

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Global Aluminium Industry

Rio Tinto Alcan has completed the expansion of its Yarwun 2 alumina refinery in Gladstone, QLD. Click here to watch the YouTube video, which includes footage of Yarwun, Weipa, RTM vessel, and the Yarwun 2 opening event.

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The Australian Aluminium Council has joined the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI).  The ASI was launched in 2012 to foster greater sustainability and transparency throughout the aluminium industry.  You can find out more about the ASI here.


Article: Yes we 'can', trendy American craft brewers say - "advantages of canning over bottling...include lighter weight and portability as well as the ability of aluminum cans to keep sunlight from sullying the beer far better than glass."


Video: Ford's aluminium alloy truck bed vs. traditional steel - "the 2015 Ford F-150 takes on top athletes pummeling it with projectiles"

Ford Motor Company's US Ford F-150 aluminium alloy truck bed shows up the more traditional steel truck bed after coming out cleaner when hit with hockey pucks, golf balls, shotputs and more.


Video: Apple's "Making the all-new Mac Pro"


Apple is well-known for using aluminium.  Aluminium is a strong, smooth and relatively lightweight metal.  It is efficient in conducting heat into the surrounding environment, keeping internal electronics cool, and is soft enough to allow precision fitting during the manufacturing process.


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