Here you’ll find recent updates from key contributors including the Queensland Exploration Council, Queensland Resources Council, the Queensland Government through the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Trade and Investment Queensland. You will also find useful reports, fact sheets, briefings and opinion pieces from key players within industry including the companies that provide professional services to the resources sector in Queensland. Settle in, read on and learn more about resources exploration in Queensland.

The future of exploration (by explorers)

February 7th, 2020|Exploration Industry News, Gas Industry News, Investment Insights, Latest news, Mining Industry News, Queensland Exploration Gateway, Thought Leadership in Resources|

Industry consultants Wood Mackenzie have released the results of their annual Exploration Survey. The industry has had its say on all things exploration, from budgets and technology to portfolios and peers. To read the report, [...]

New economy mineral focus

January 31st, 2020|Exploration Industry News, Government, Investment, Investment Insights, Latest news, Mining Industry News|

A new funding round has opened under Queensland’s Collaborative Exploration Initiative, targeting projects in North and North West Queensland. This round encourages the exploration of new economy minerals including cobalt, gallium, germanium, graphite, indium, lithium, manganese, molybdenum, [...]

Queensland stepping on the gas

December 10th, 2019|Gas Industry News, Jobs, Latest news|

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the partnership between Brisbane-based Armour Energy and Santos through the South Nicholson Basin Farmin Agreement. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said diversity in the State’s gas industry leads [...]

J-Power backs Kidston pumped storage project

November 26th, 2019|Latest news|

INDUSTRY QUEENSLAND reports: J-Power has recommitted to the Kidston pumped storage hydro project, signing a new memorandum of understanding with project proponent Genex Power. “We are delighted that J-Power has shown faith in Genex and [...]

New investment will further open North West Minerals Province

November 19th, 2019|Exploration Industry News, Government, Jobs, Latest news, Mining Industry News, Queensland Exploration Gateway|

(Media Release) The hunt is on for resources jobs of the future, as the Palaszczuk Government sinks $13.8 million into finding the minerals needed for advanced electronics and renewable technologies. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the [...]

Robots kicking goals for Queensland

November 18th, 2019|Exploration Industry News, Mining Industry News, New Technologies Research, The Gateway, Thought Leadership in Resources|

When Brisbane mechanical engineer Jeff Sterling founded Universal Fields Robots his goal was to bring fully-autonomous robots with industrial-scale capabilities to the marketplace. In 2019 – with the latest addition to the company’s prize cupboard [...]

Critical minerals – US supply chain report

November 14th, 2019|Exploration Industry News, Government, Investment, Latest news, Queensland Exploration Gateway, The Gateway|

Australia is well placed to provide critical minerals for the industrial development and technology needs of manufacturing economies. Australia possesses some of the world’s largest recoverable reserves of cobalt, lithium, manganese, tantalum, tungsten and zirconium. [...]


The Queensland Resources and Exploration Gateway (QUREX) is created and managed by the Queensland Exploration Council and is a collaboration with the Queensland Government.

Launched in 2010 as a not-for-profit initiative of the Queensland Resources Council, the Queensland Exploration Council focuses on investment attraction initiatives that showcase Queensland as a leading investment destination.

The Queensland Resources and Exploration Gateway is supported by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Trade and Investment Queensland and the office of the Queensland Resources Commissioner.