Technical Tours

A series of technical site visits have been curated and are being offered to a limited number delegates.

4th OECD Meeting of Mining Regions and Cities | Karratha WA


Join a host of international delegates and speakers as they discuss this year’s theme: Diversification and green value chains and Liveable and sustainable mining communities.

This will be an opportunity to discuss good practices and policies to diversified mining value chains and improve liveability in mining regions to make the most of the green transition.

The details

✪ Date

✪ About the Conference

The City of Karratha is excited to partner with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to host the 4th Meeting of Mining Regions and Cities. To be held in Karratha from 20-23 June 2023, this exciting event will host delegates from mining Cities and Regions locally and from around the world to discuss key topics of diversification and liveability in the context of the green transition.

The OECD Mining Cities and Regions initiatives aims to develop recommendations for improving regional development outcomes for regions and cities specialised in mining and extractive industries.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this event – an opportunity to learn, exchange and disseminate best practices.

✪ About the region

Karratha is the capital of the Pilbara Region in Australia’s north west. The region is well known for its Aboriginal history dating back 40,000 years and its spectacular scenery that is thought to be around 2.8 billion years old. The Pilbara supports 63,850 jobs and has an annual economic output of more than AUD 61 billion.

✪ Key topics include

Diversification and green value chains:

Economic diversification is important to ensure that mining regions develop economic resilience, over the long run, against economic shocks. The green transition can help with diversification efforts by contributing to the emergence of new business opportunities for the local economy, for example from circular practices in the mining value chain, as well as by providing new ways of involving the different community stakeholders in regional development.

Liveable and sustainable mining communities:

Greater liveability in mining communities should be aligned with a more sustainable use of resources, along with the delivery of quality services and infrastructure, helping to improve regional attractiveness for people and business. Collaboration with the private sector, for example through better ESG practices, would be a cornerstone to this end.

✪ To attend the conference

Interested delegates can register to attend the 3- days conference at

The event does not have any costs, but registration needs to be approved by organisers.


8.30 - 16.00 Field Trip

On day three of the conference, participants will have the opportunity to attend a tour showcasing all that Pilbara has to offer. Delegates registering for the tour will be provided with transport from the conference venue with further details to be provided. Please bear in mind that registration needs to be confirmed by organizers.

The Queensland Government Tour


Join an outback adventure tour to experience the best of Queensland’s geology and geography, and its world-class minerals provinces.

Led by local industry and government experts, the tour will give you exclusive insight into Queensland’s mining and exploration operations–from pit to product, plus a chance to enjoy Queensland’s culture and hospitality.

The details

✪ Dates

Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July 2023

✪ Duration

2 nights

✪ Route

Day 1: Mount Isa
Day 2: Townsville

✪ How to apply

As the Host State Partner of the World Mining Congress, the Queensland Government invites you to submit an expression of interest to join the tour.

✪ Expression of interest

Express your interest to join an exclusive tour of Outback Queensland – a land of resource opportunity.

Please send your expression of interest via email to

The event does not have any costs, but registration needs to be approved by organisers. Please note, places on the tour are limited to 25 people.

Sunshine Coast Tech Tour


Sunshine Coast – The Legitimate Place for Mining Tech in Australia!

Sunshine Coast Council has ‘opened its doors’ to enable companies to test and trial technology developments in a real world environment.

The details

✪ Date

Friday 30 June

✪ Duration

8.30am, for a one day tour, including morning tea and lunch.

✪ Cost

Free (limited to 24 delegates)

✪ Itinerary

Sunshine Coast Tech Tour of the new, greenfield smart city Maroochydore CBD and visit Sunshine Coast International Airport

✪ How to apply

Applications close Monday 12 June 2023
A member of Invest Sunshine Coast team will confirm details directly with you.

✪ Expression of interest

Kindly register your interest by visiting Sunshine Coast Council’s – tech tour registration page


Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland, is inviting delegates of 26th World Mining Congress Brisbane on a complimentary one day, guided Tech Tour of the Sunshine Coast (only an hour and a half from Brisbane) on Friday 30 June. Your hosts from Sunshine Coast Council will personally collect you from Southbank at 8.30am, for a day tour in the region with the fastest fibre to Asia from the whole East coast of Australia.

Your tour will include a Boardroom briefing in Council’s new City Hall, a landmark building demonstrating the highest sustainable outcomes. This will be followed by a tour of Australia’s largest greenfield, smart CBD, the international broadband cable landing station and NEXTDC Tier 1 Edge Data Centre, a networking opportunity with local innovators and business leaders, and concluding with a visit to Australia’s first carbon neutral airport, Sunshine Coast Airport, to hear about their expansion plans.

At the end of the tour, we will depart the Sunshine Coast by 3pm and return to Southbank. Or…, you may like to ‘stay and play’ on the Sunshine Coast for a relaxing weekend (and fly out of the Sunshine Coast airport at a time convenient to you)!* Explore what’s on offer and where to stay at Visit Sunshine Coast.

This tour will be of interest to anyone considering locating remote operations, high-tech and high-data business functions to the Sunshine Coast or wanting to learn more about Sunshine Coast opportunities.

(*at delegate’s own expense and arrangements)

Terms and Conditions

Booking deadline is Friday 2 June 2023. Payment for this tour is required upon booking. Please note a minimum of 30 participants are required for this tour to proceed. If the minimum number is not reached, and the tour will not proceed, you will be contacted and provided a refund in full.

Register Interest

Register Here
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