This year we’re celebrating 60 years of operations in Australia.

Our story began in 1963 when we pioneered the nation’s first integrated bauxite, alumina, and aluminium industry — opening our first bauxite mine near Jarrahdale in Western Australia, refining bauxite into alumina at our nearby Kwinana refinery, and smelting alumina to make aluminium in Point Henry, Victoria.

Over the years we’ve grown a business that proudly supports thousands of local jobs and contributes to communities close to our operations and beyond.

Alcoa is one of the world’s lowest CO2 emitting alumina producers and our Australian business was the first mining company to receive recognition from the United Nations for rehabilitation excellence.

Our greatest asset is our people – from those with the vision to establish our company in Australia, to those who have helped build, maintain and improve it over the following decades.

Hear more about our journey so far and our exciting future from some of the people at the heart of our Australian business in the 60th anniversary videos to the right.

Learn more about our 60-year history in Australia.

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Some of our WA employees reflect on 60 years of operations in Australia

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Some of our WA employees reflect on 60 years of operations in Australia

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Some of our Portland Aluminium employees talk about the career opportunities on offer

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Some of our WA employees talk about the value of living and working locally

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Some of our WA employees share their passion for mine site rehabilitation

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Some of our employees talk about the vital role of aluminium now and into the future