• November 22, 2022

    Alcoa launches second Reconciliation Action Plan

    Alcoa Australia recently launched its second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at a moving event on Gunditjmara Country at Portland Aluminium.

  • November 08, 2022

    New mine site designed to eliminate risks for pedestrians

    Alcoa’s design for its new mine region Larego at Willowdale Bauxite Mine in the South West of WA recently received a certificate of merit in the Best solution to a work health and safety risk category at the 2022 Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards.

  • November 03, 2022

    Alcoa’s Pinjarra refinery celebrates 50 years

    Around 2,000 past and present employees and their families attended the 50 year celebrations of Alcoa’s Pinjarra refinery on Saturday 29 October 2022.

  • October 25, 2022

    Alcoa Foundation Supports Giant Project

    First Nations’ culture will be interwoven into the highly anticipated Australian-first Giants of Mandurah exhibition by world-renowned Danish artist Thomas Dambo with support from the Alcoa Foundation. The Foundation, our global charity, is providing not-for-profit arts organisation FORM Building a State of Creativity with about $110,000 (USD $70,000) to further...

  • October 13, 2022

    Peel waterway initiative a finalist in prestigious community award

    Photo Credit - Jesse Collins. A multi group collaboration to protect and enhance vital waterways in the Peel region was a finalist the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s 2022 Community Partnership Resources Sector Award. The Three Rivers, One Estuary initiative aligns four partners with a shared vision to...

  • October 03, 2022

    Alcoa apprentice takes out top gong

    WA Operations Apprentice Supervisor Craig Watts and Mechanical Fitter Megan Hazelden at the awards night. Alcoa’s Megan Hazelden has won WA Apprentice of the Year at the 2022 WA Training Awards. Megan started her apprenticeship training at Alcoa’s Wagerup Alumina Refinery in 2019 and progressed through the ranks to become...

  • September 01, 2022

    Threatened species benefit from increased protection

    Photo credit: DBCA. Increased protection for vulnerable native animals in Western Australia’s northern jarrah forest over the past year is being recognised as part of National Threatened Species Day (7 September). Western Shield, which works to protect vulnerable native species from feral predators, has been bolstered through a partnership between...

  • August 25, 2022

    Stepping up to support Foodbank WA in a new three-year partnership

    Alcoa’s Jodie Read, Foodbank CEO Kate O'Hara, Alcoa’s Sally Fairnie and Foodbank Peel Branch Manager Megan Reynolds. People in the Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West of Western Australia struggling to put food on the table will receive more support thanks to our new partnership with Foodbank WA. Under the...

  • August 22, 2022

    Alcoa showcases world-leading rehabilitation

    The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative were hosted by Alcoa’s Andrew Grigg, who showcased our world-leading rehabilitation. Alcoa’s biodiversity team showed off our world-leading rehabilitation earlier this month to a group from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) – an organisation responsible for the verification of sustainable aluminium production. The tour was hosted...

  • August 22, 2022

    Cockatoos well watered with new bird drinking station

    Giulia Holland City of Mandurah's Environmental Engagement Officer and Alcoa Foundation Lead Suellen Jerrard with the bird waterer. Black-cockatoos in Mandurah’s south now have permanent access to fresh drinking water within their habitat with the recent installation of a watering station especially for birds. The Dawesville area supports large numbers...

  • August 16, 2022

    Inspiring girls to work in the resources sector

    Students from Pinjarra Senior High School, Halls Head Community College and Byford Secondary College recently accompanied Alcoa to the Inspiring Girls Careers Forum at Optus Stadium in Perth. Run by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA, the Inspiring Girls Careers Forum showcases the resources industry to female secondary...

  • August 15, 2022

    Joint research to help seeds thrive in revegetation

    In a move that could improve landscape revegetation around the world, our scientists are joining forces with some of the best biodiversity minds in Western Australia to further develop precision technology to treat and sow seed mixes so they have the best chance of thriving. We have contributed almost $500,000...

  • August 15, 2022

    Alcoa a finalist for safe mine design that eliminates risk

    Alcoa is a finalist in the 2022 Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards for the elimination rather than prevention of safety risk at its Willowdale Bauxite Mine in the South West of Western Australia. In a first for Alcoa and rare in Australian mining, Alcoa’s new mine region Larego at...

  • August 09, 2022

    New program revolutionises digital technology teaching in the classroom

    (L to R): Safety Bay Primary School teachers Craig Pudney and Sue McCulloch, Rockingham Beach Primary School teacher Robert Cuder, Scitech Professional Learning Consultant Lucas Black and Alcoa Senior Partnerships Advisor Sally Fairnie. Teachers and students across the Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West areas are about to get more...

  • August 05, 2022

    Developing top female talent

    (L to R): Paula Jack, Tayla Bestwick, Katie Smith, Cally Uren, Mara O’Grady, Elena Turner, Amanda Pacecca, Lida Rashid, Amy Mchutchison, Tamara D’amico Delgado, Stacy Hogan, Elysha Maxwell, Oluwabukunayomi Taiwo, Katie Enslin, Rebecca Crossingham and Michael Gollschewski An impressive group of 21 employees from across our WA operations recently graduated...

  • August 05, 2022

    Huntly mine’s Blue Tree Project

    Inspired by the blue tree painted in 2021 at Huntly, the site’s Mobile Maintenance and Fixed Plant teams have gone head-to-head in a battle of their own blue trees over recent months. Part of the national Blue Tree Project to help spark difficult conversations and encourage people to speak up...

  • July 20, 2022

    Plants aplenty as Alcoa marks National Tree Day

    More than half-a-million seedlings will be planted across the south-west of Western Australia this winter as part of Alcoa’s mine rehabilitation and community investment programs, a milestone the company is proudly recognising as part of National Tree Day on 31 July.

  • July 11, 2022

    After a four-decade tour, Raelene signs off

    If you’ve toured Alcoa’s Western Australian bauxite mines or alumina refineries over the past four decades, chances are you’ve met Raelene Jones. Raelene has toured thousands of people – from primary school students to probus groups to state, national and international leaders – through Alcoa’s operations in the Kwinana, Peel...

  • July 07, 2022

    Alcoa and Waalitj partner to build employment and business capacity

    (L to R): Waalitj Foundation’s Troy Cook and Alan Cransberg, Alcoa’s Rosa M. García Piñeiro and Sonya Elam Harden; Waalitj Foundation’s Lisa Cunningham and Alcoa’s Michael Gollschewski. Significant investment will be made towards First Nation’s empowerment in the Kwinana, Peel and Upper South-West region of Western Australia thanks to an...

  • July 01, 2022

    Celebrating Australian Aboriginal culture during 2022 NAIDOC Week

    The Bindjareb Middars Dance Group at the renaming of our Pinjarra regional office to Bindjareb Office with Alcoa Vice President Operations – Australia Michael Gollschewski (second from top right) and Aboriginal Engagement Lead Bevan Whitby (top right). A celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

  • June 16, 2022

    Alcoa apprenticeships applications now open

    In a continuation of Alcoa’s proud history of training generations of skilled tradespeople, the global bauxite, alumina and aluminium producer has launched its 2023 WA apprenticeship recruitment campaign which runs until 19 July 2022. Playing an important role in the company’s future, Alcoa will recruit 36 apprentices to commence at...

  • June 15, 2022

    Alcoa backs women in engineering with financial, real-world support

    Curtin University engineering students Vicki Cheah (left) and Mari Conradie (right) both won the 2022 Alcoa Bev Corless Women in Engineering Scholarship. To celebrate Women in Engineering Day (June 23), Alcoa has announced the latest recipients of its annual women in engineering scholarships, which support female students and help drive...

  • June 09, 2022

    Essential role of aluminium in a decarbonised world

    The essential role aluminium will play in a decarbonised world was stressed by Alcoa of Australia President Michael Gollshewski during a recent address to the WA Mining Club. According to Mr Gollschewski, Alcoa and aluminium are part of the solution in the global shift towards renewables and the slowing of...

  • June 09, 2022

    Alcoans take up the challenge to Be Brave and Make Change during Australian National Reconciliation Week

    Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer John Slaven joined Vice President Operations - Australia Michael Gollschewski and around 50 Alcoans on a Walk for Reconciliation at Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park). Alcoans across Australia proudly participated in National Reconciliation Week events in record numbers last week with the theme Be...

  • June 09, 2022

    Alcoa supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

    Alcoa’s Pinjarra and Kwinana refineries have partnered with two local high schools for the inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Excellence Scholarship Program. Designed to support indigenous students from Kwinana’s main public high school Gilmore College and Pinjarra Senior High School, twenty financial scholarships totalling $32,000 are available for...

  • June 02, 2022

    Portland Aluminium to plant trees for koala habitat

    Learn how Alcoa Portland Aluminum is working to guard and protect the health of the local Koala population with a Management plan including planting 18 hectares of eucalypt trees.

  • May 29, 2022

    Earbus and Alcoa celebrate one year of boosting children’s ear health

    Franklyn Nannup with Ian Brown, Peter Duncan and Scott Harper from Alcoa at the 2021 Earbus Partnership launch event. During National Reconciliation Week, Earbus Foundation of WA and Alcoa are proud to announce outstanding results for the first year of its partnership to deliver vital ear checks and treatment to...

  • May 22, 2022

    40+ Alcoa summer jobs to bridge experience gap for university students

    Alcoa has more than 40 paid summer vacation jobs up for grabs for university students completing a relevant degree. Applications welcome until 6 June 2022.

  • May 16, 2022

    Alcoa volunteers back in ACTION to help communities

    After volunteering for the 2021 Law Enforcement Torch Run (pictured) and associated activities, Alcoa employees have again pledged their time to support the event in 2022. Alcoa employees are embodying the theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week (16-22 May) ‘Better Together’ by joining forces to raise up to $168,000...

  • May 10, 2022

    Helping indigenous youth drive to succeed

    (L to R) Wanderer Program Driver Mentor Kyle Merritt and Alcoa Kwinana Community Relations Officer Ashley Wright. Alcoa’s Kwinana refinery has partnered with the McGovern Foundation to help support indigenous youth in the Kwinana, Rockingham and Cockburn area to gain their driving licence through the Wanderer Program. A $35,000 contribution...

  • May 08, 2022

    New shellfish reefs in Peel-Harvey Estuary to help improve health of waterway

    Image credit: Overland Media, Michael Bond. Supported by the Alcoa Foundation, The Nature Conservancy Australia (TNC) has commenced building two pilot shellfish reefs in the Peel-Harvey Estuary near Perth recently as part of a project working towards improving the health and biodiversity of this iconic waterway. Two trial reefs are...

  • May 03, 2022

    Alcoa receives funding to pilot carbon-reduction technology for alumina refining, supporting Refinery of the Future initiative

    PITTSBURGH, April 11, 2022 – Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) today announced that Australian governments have provided $7.7 million of funding to conduct pilot trials on a new carbon reduction technology that supports Alcoa’s Refinery of the Future initiative. Alcoa of Australia has received support to test electric calcination with $6.4...

  • April 20, 2022

    Alcoa’s newest apprentices in the driving seat

    An Alcoa apprentice receiving driver instructions on a wet race track. As part of their detailed induction program, Alcoa’s twenty-five new apprentices have completed a driver safety instruction course to give them the skills and know-how they need to drive safely to and from their work sites and in their...

  • March 22, 2022

    Maths development program adds up to a decade of success

    Alcoa Champions of Maths Program 2020, Oakwood Primary School, Mandurah. A decade-long maths enrichment program delivered by Scitech in the south-west of Western Australia has wrapped up after claiming outstanding results and forging a sustainable future. The Alcoa Maths Enrichment Program – a partnership between Scitech and Alcoa – was...

  • March 20, 2022

    National leader in gender equality for more than 20 years

    A sign of Alcoa’s commitment to inclusion, the company has been recognised for the 21st year as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Designed to encourage, recognise and promote an active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces, the Employer...

  • March 18, 2022

    Constructed habitat bringing life back to channelised river

    Further monitoring is planned to give a clearer picture of how restored sites are helping different aquatic species. Photo credit Jesse Collins. Monitoring of aquatic life in the Harvey River has shown significant results less than a year after regional Western Australia’s first instream habitat drainage restoration project has been...

  • March 10, 2022

    Alcoa to recruit 28 university graduates

    Alcoa Australia is recruiting 28 ambitious university graduates wanting to kickstart their careers as part of its 2023 Graduate Program.

  • February 17, 2022

    Harnessing decades of knowledge to restore the forest floor

    Honing our scientific knowledge of the Jarrah Forest floor in the south west corner of Western Australia for more than 50 years, Alcoa has completed another successful mine rehabilitation season - planting more than 550,000 native jarrah forest plants at our Huntly and Willowdale mines in 2021. Our goal is...

  • February 08, 2022

    Protection of WA’s vulnerable native species receives a major boost

    (From left) Alcoa’s Dr Justine Barker and Dr Andrew Grigg with DBCA’s Dr Michelle Drew holding a cage trap used to monitor native wildlife in the northern jarrah forest. Protection of vulnerable native species in the northern jarrah forest has received a major boost through approximately $1 million in funding...

  • November 29, 2021

    Alcoa beams with Pride

    Dressed in high-vis, hard hats and glitter, around 100 Alcoa employees marched proudly in Saturday’s Perth Pride Parade in support of Western Australia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.

  • November 14, 2021

    Peel community mussels up 220kg of shellfish to help ecosystem

    Shellfish gardener Jerome Gallagher proudly showing off his mussels. The next step in an exciting project aimed at restoring shellfish habitat in the Peel-Harvey Estuary was taken today when locally grown mussels were used to seed the first trial beds in the waterway. Local volunteers, including about 70 Mandurah water-side...

  • September 29, 2021

    Industry Leaders and Aboriginal Businesses connect at the Wirrpanda Foundation Kwinana Regional Pop Up supported by Alcoa

    Alcoa’s Adrian Jones (foreground) and Brandon Erceg (background) enjoy the Kwinana Indigenous Business Hub. Indigenous businesses owners and entrepreneurs joined with industry leaders to discuss partnership opportunities at a Kwinana Regional Business Hub hosted by the Wirrpanda Foundation’s Wirra Hub this week (14 September). Guests heard from Wirra Hub business...

  • August 23, 2021

    EdConnect and Alcoa Foundation Renew Three Year Partnership

    The difference dedicated volunteers like Eric Bezwerchny make in helping students navigate the challenges of school life is set to continue in the Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West regions thanks to a renewed partnership between EdConnect Australia and the Alcoa Foundation.

  • August 19, 2021

    Alcoa employees encourage students to aspire to university life

    Wanting to share their passion for science and support students at a critical time in their career journey is why Alcoa employees volunteered at university discovery sessions for Waroona and Harvey students during National Science Week (14-22 August).

  • August 12, 2021

    Citizen science key to monitoring trial river habitat restoration

    Calling citizen scientists! A unique trial to create wildlife habitat in and around sections of the Harvey River Main Drain is under way and community members are being invited to help monitor outcomes. Logs have been strategically placed within the drain to imitate a natural stream and more than 3,500...

  • August 05, 2021

    Alcoa renames office in Pinjarra - Bindjareb Office

    Alcoa Australia has renamed its Peel Regional Office, Bindjareb Office, as a way to recognise the Bindjareb community as Traditional Owners of the land on which the office is located and to reflect on their experiences through truth telling.

  • August 02, 2021

    Wirrpanda Foundation and Alcoa partner to support Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West

    Support for existing and emerging Aboriginal businesses will be provided in the Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West areas thanks to a new partnership between the Wirrpanda Foundation and Alcoa.

  • July 26, 2021

    Alcoa rolls up sleeves for the environment

    Alcoa is marking National Tree Day on 1 August by helping communities in the south west of Western Australia plant more than 110,000 seedlings this year.

  • July 20, 2021

    Alcoa’s digital transformation

    Over the last three years Alcoa has been pursuing an aggressive digital agenda across all aspects of its operations in a bid to drive productivity and transform operational capability. Led by Alcoa’s global digital transformation group, there are five key digital strategies currently underway including development of custom smart sensors,...

  • July 06, 2021

    Alcoa volunteers plant 1800 seedlings at The Spectacles

    A group of employees from Alcoa’s Kwinana Refinery know ‘many hands make light work’ after spending a cold winter’s morning planting native seedlings at The Spectacles wetland reserve in the City of Kwinana. Working with local volunteer group Friends of the Spectacles, the group planted 1800 seedlings indigenous to the...


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