Queensland’s resources sector is supported by a vibrant, world class mining services industry including mining engineering, equipment manufacturing, operations management, commodity transport and technology. The mining services industry play an important role in the future sustainability of the resources sector. It delivers innovative and cost effective solutions to industry challenges, thereby improving competitiveness and productivity.


The Queensland Exploration Council is a not-for-profit initiative of the Queensland Resources Council. Launched in 2010, the QEC focuses on investment attraction initiatives that showcase Queensland as a leading investment destination. The QEC’s flagship project is the Queensland Resources and Exploration Gateway (QUREX). QUREX provides businesses with the tools, resources and support they need to invest in the vibrant Queensland resources sector, including how to connect with new markets, new partnerships and new business opportunities.

Are you interested in building stronger relationships with miners and explorers gaining better access to supply chains or creating new products, processes or services to support the mining industry? Queensland’s mining service industry comprises a network of innovative companies and organisations that can help your business investment grow and prosper.  

Queensland’s significant mining and energy resource cities include Brisbane, Gladstone, Mackay, Mount Isa, Rockhampton and Townsville, with more than 170,000 people directly employed by the resources sector in these areas across the state.   Learn more about the resource sector’s direct and indirect flow-on effects and economic contribution to Queensland cities and regions via the Queensland Resources Council’s annual economic contribution data.

Do you want to invest in the mining services industry?  To help, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about this growing sector. 

Queensland’s booming mining services industry is diverse and complex, providing a range of services, from equipment hire to advice and professional services to the resources sector.  Find in-depth information and connect with leading businesses and organisations driving this growing sector.