Our Operation

Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) is one of the largest alumina refineries in Australia. We commenced production in March 1967 making us Australia's first alumina refinery. We produce some 3.80 million tonnes of the world's best smelter grade alumina per year, that is used locally by Boyne Smelters Limited and shipped across the globe.

Our refinery is located in the city of Gladstone, Queensland. Our operations include a wharf and storage facility on South Trees Island. 



QAL produces alumina on behalf of two aluminium companies.

  • Rio Tinto 80%
  • Rusal 20%

Economic Contribution

In 2016 we:

  • Paid $136 million in contributions to employees (Including wages paid, gain share, superannuation and additional benefits.
  • Sourced business from 354 local suppliers.
  • Paid $11.5 million in taxes and royalties to the local government 


Locations our Alumina is shipped to.
  • Queensland
  • Qatar
  • Tasmania
  • China
  • United Arab Emirates
  • New Zealand
  • Bahrain
  • Russia