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We are the peak industry association representing the Australian aluminium industry

The Council, through its technical group, develops and maintains material specifications, standards and other technical data for those users both within and outside the industry.

Key facts

Aluminium at a glance

Significant producer

Australia is one of the world's largest producers of bauxite

Largest exporter

Australia is the world’s largest exporter of alumina


In export earnings across bauxite, alumina and aluminium every year


Jobs created in Australia


Families provided with income by the industry

Second largest

Australia is the second largest producer of alumina in the world

Our approach to sustainability

We are committed to maintaining and developing a sustainable industry that benefits Australia

Aluminium and Sustainability

Climate Change Statement

Aluminium recycling

Case study / August 2, 2023

Rio Tinto Brief on Decarbonising Australian Alumina Refineries

Aluminium has a vital role to play in the transition to a low-carbon economy — as a lightweight metal in vehicles, and to upgrade energy grids and renewable energy infrastructure. Finding better ways to produce low-carbon raw materials needed for a low-emission aluminium value chain is key to a net-zero future.

Latest news

Rio Tinto to install carbon free aluminium smelting cells using first ELYSIS technology licence

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Rio Tinto to acquire Mitsubishi’s 11.65% stake in Boyne aluminium smelter

June 11, 2024
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Long-term future for New Zealand’s Tiwai Point aluminium smelter secured with new power deals

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