Industry sectors

Western Australia is a thriving State with strengths in a range of industries.

It is home to innovative start-ups, and world-renowned experts and institutes that will expand your thinking.

Our abundance of natural resources has made us a global centre for the resources sector, with some of the world’s best mining, oil and gas, and new energies expertise right here in Western Australia.

Many multi-national companies like Shell, Chevron Australia, BP, Rio Tinto and BHP have major offices here, and Western Australia’s renewable and extractive industries means we export more to Asia than any other Australian State or Territory.  

There are also a number of world-leading medical research facilities here in Perth, fostering some of the world’s greatest minds like Nobel prize-winning academic Professor Barry Marshall AC. 

Western Australia has six priority economic sectors identified as the keys to building a more resilient, sustainable and diverse economy: 

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Medical Research 

Perth hosts more than 40 established medical and life science organisations and is home to the fastest growing medical life science sector in Australia.

The city boasts global experts in precision medicine, neurological disease, paediatric and Indigenous health.

World-leading research is happening at places like the Perron Institute, Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research, the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre and the Telethon Kids Institute.

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