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Minerals Australia

This includes iron ore and nickel operations in Western Australia, metallurgical (steel-making) and energy coal in Queensland and New South Wales, and copper in South Australia.

Western Australian Iron Ore

Iron ore assets

Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) is an integrated system of four processing hubs and five mines connected by more than 1,000 kilometres of rail infrastructure and port facilities in the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia. 

Olympic Dam

Copper SA

Copper assets

Copper South Australia comprises surface and underground mining operations in one of the world’s most significant copper, gold, silver and uranium basins. Copper South Australia was formed upon our acquisition of OZ Minerals in May 2023 and combines our Olympic Dam operated asset with the acquired operated assets of Carrapateena and Prominent Hill.

QLD Coal

Queensland Coal

Coal assets

Queensland Coal includes our metallurgical coal assets which consists of open-cut and underground mines the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, Australia. Metallurgical coal is essential for steelmaking.

Mt Arthur Coal

New South Wales Energy Coal

Coal asset

New South Wales Energy Coal consists of an open-cut energy coal mine in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia. The site produces coal for international customers in the energy sector.

Nickel West

Nickel West

Nickel assets

Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market nickel business. All nickel operations (open-cut and underground mines, concentrators, a smelter and refinery) are located in Western Australia. The business adds value throughout our nickel supply chain, with the majority of Nickel West’s current production sold as powder and briquettes.

At BHP Projects, we make things happen. From developing a new mine to building a solar farm or honing warehouse supply logistics, we collaborate with the best – both inside and outside of BHP – to plan and run the projects that enable BHP to think big. 

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BHP Projects

Projects with impact, careers with impact, innovation with impact.

BHP Projects is the place to progress in your career. We develop and challenge our smart, expert people, helping them to grow, succeed and have an impact.

We work with good people to solve big problems. From reimagining productivity to developing new methods of construction, innovation and improvement are at our core – and we’re proud to collaborate with our expert partners to reinvent the way our industry operates.

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Our projects are big, complex and challenging – and they make a difference.

With a multi-billion portfolio of work and more than 110 projects, at BHP Projects we are making things happen. Read more about some of our key projects.


Geraldine Slattery

Geraldine Slattery

President Australia

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