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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 Report

 The Council is working on updating the format for our Sustainability Reports.

Data for 2013 and 2014 will likely be presented in an online format - watch this space.

Click on the image below to download a PDF copy of the latest report.

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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Aluminium sector calls for final RET resolution
The Australian Aluminium Council responded optimistically to the news of Labor leader Bill Shorten’s announcement of support for a 33,500 GWh Renewable Energy Target. “Now is the time for both sides to come to the table and immediately resolve the RET..." Read More
Phillip Strachan of Rio Tinto Alcan appointed AAC President
The Australian Aluminium Council has appointed Phillip Strachan (President and Chief Executive Officer, Bauxite & Alumina, Rio Tinto Alcan) as President. Read More
Warburton Review calls for significant RET changes
The AAC noted that the RET Review Panel had acknowledged that the RET was impacting electricity prices for trade exposed businesses such as aluminium smelting and alumina refining, but that the RET policy imposed costs on Australian smelters that were not being paid by the major global competitors of the Australian aluminium industry. Read More

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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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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