Mining in Australia is a significant primary industry and large contributor to the Australian economy. The value added by the mining industry in Australia amounted to approximately 149 billion Australian dollars in financial year 2018. With a 41 percent of market share, the gold mining sector generated the largest operating revenue in the Australian mining industry in 2016. Historically, mining booms encouraged many immigrants to move to Australia. Today, the gold mining industry accounts for almost 28,000 workers of the 132,000 people employed in the mining industry in Australia.
In financial year 2018, over 800,000 ounces of gold were produced by Evolution Mining and its revenue reached around 1.54 billion Australian dollars. Due to a track record of consistently achieving production and cash cost guidance, Evolution Mining has frequently been awarded accolades such as the NSW Mining Safety Excellence Award as well as Miner of the Year, awarded by the Australian Gold Mining Journal.