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. 

It is estimated that the industry supports over 300,000 direct and indirect full time equivalent jobs. This equates to about 1 in 7 jobs in Queebsland and supports over 20,000 businesses.  About half of the jobs are located in regional areas outside the capital city Brisbane. 

The Australian government body Austrade provides international investors with the information needed to establish or expand a business in Australia.  The Queensland government offers a range of services to support investors and works closely with companies looking to relocate, expand or develop their businesses in Queensland.  Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) provides business and investment services to interstate and international investors including introductions to companies and service providers, advice and assistance in dealing with government departments and connecting people with industry associations.  Click here for more information.

Australia has a multilingual workforce that is one of the most educated in the world. Investors and new companies can access highly skilled, innovative workers who are familiar with western and Asian cultures. 

CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) is the Australian federal government agency for scientific research in Australia, and it conducts research and provides services to the mining and resources sector.

Australia is home to six of the world’s top 100 universities.  One of these is the University of Queensland (UQ). UQ hosts the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), a world-leading research institute dedicated to finding knowledge-based solutions to the sustainability challenges of the global minerals industry.  It also hosts the Centre for Coal Seam Gas (CCSG) which provides research and supports education for the onshore gas industry in key discipline areas including economics, business, petroleum engineering, geosciences, water, ecology and social sciences.

Learn more about other Australian universities and research centres here.